The change comes after a Daily Beast report on Monday that claimed the “Daily Show” staff was split on whether or not to have Brown on the show. The in-house split no doubt stemmed from the felony assault conviction Brown received six years ago against his then-girlfriend Rihanna. His image hasn’t improved much since, with violent outbursts despite a five-year probation sentence and six months community service.
Trevor Noah had allegedly planned to use the interview with Brown to spotlight domestic abuse issues, which the young host has personal experience with. His ex-stepfather abused his mother and threatened to kill him when Noah was young.
As some have pointed out, however, old tweets of Noah’s seemed to make light of Brown and Rihanna’s dispute years ago. At press time, Comedy Central has not responded for comment.
Brown’s bad news didn’t end with him being nixed from his “Daily Show” interview, though. That afternoon, it was reported that his tour in Australia and New Zealand was canceled because Brown was denied a visa because of his criminal conviction.