Like Usher, Chris Brown was also a no show at the BET Awards. Oh, he was ready to put on a fantastic Michael Jackson tribute, but at the last minute, Chris was axed from the show. Rumors have it that both Al Sharpton and Jay-Z weren’t happy with Chris Brown being part of the show. It’s said that Jay-Z told BET execs that he and Beyonce would not perform if Chris Brown was on the stage. And Al Sharpton made such a ruckus to BET executives that they gave in, telling Chris to.. beat it.
Chris Brown is “furious” telling friends that he was confirmed for the awards and was told something else just before show time. However BET and Chris Brown’s publicists are saying he was never confirmed. No surprise Chris Brown’s people would take BET’s side. If he’s going to make any kind of comeback in the future he will need BET’s help. Let me add, women seem incredibly upset that Jay-Z would do this. I suspect they are the same women who defended Chris Brown, even as Rihanna’s lumped up mug stared them in the face.
Did you really think Chris Brown was going to be freely bouncing around stages and mingling with folks in the industry like nothing ever happened? This is the first time, with many more to come.