On Friday, BET President Debra Lee announced that Usher and Justin Timberlake would be last minute additions to the BET Awards/Michael Jackson tribute. Obviously that didn’t happen. Justin Timberlake didn’t give an explanation, but Usher issued a statement explaining that he was overseas and couldn’t make it to the awards in time.
“It is with regret that I was unable to participate in the BET Awards Tribute to Michael Jackson on June 28. When the BET Awards producers and organizers reached out to me to participate in the tribute, I was extremely flattered and humbled by the opportunity to pay tribute to the world’s greatest musical icon. Unfortunately I am currently overseas and would not make it back in time to the Awards show.”
Usher plans to work on a tribute to Michael Jackson when he returns home.