Chris Brown BET Awards 2010 Michael Jackson Tribute Controversy

Was Chris Brown‘s BET Awards crying fit during a tribute to Michael Jackson on Sunday the real thing? Or just another attempt to redeem himself in the eyes of the public after beating former girlfriend Rihanna to a pulp?

Chris Brown at BET Awards (BET)
Chris Brown at BET Awards (BET)

Chris Brown seemingly broke down in tears during a tribute to Michael Jackson at the BET Awards Sunday, but some are questioning the theatrical timing of his crying jag. During a performance of “Man in the Mirror,” Brown choked up and at one point, dramatically fell to his knees.

This stunning moment happened, interestingly enough, right during the perfect time in the lyrics to appeal to the audience as remade man who regrets thrashing his girlfriend in a domestic dispute.

I’m starting with the man in the mirror
I’m asking him to change his ways
And no message could have been any clearer
If you wanna make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself, and then make a change

So what do you think of Chris Brown’s BET Awards breakdown? A genuine emotional response? Or a hack-job publicity stunt? We’re just going to plead no comment. To us, a man who beats up women should have never been up on that stage in the first place.

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Chris Brown Deletes Twitter Account After ‘Graffiti’ Rant

Chris Brown has followed in the footsteps of Disney star Miley Cyrus by deleting his Twitter account. Brown recently used his Twitter feed to rant against stores he claims are “blackballing” his Graffiti album.

Chris Brown
Chris Brown

On his Twitter feed, Chris Brown recently blasted stores for allegedly failing to stock his album. Brown posted: “im tired of this shit. major stores r blackballing my cd. not stockin the shelves and lying to consumers. what the fuck do i gotta do…” Brown also posted that the music industry is being unfair to him over the whole Rihanna domestic abuse incident.

Brown reportedly based his accusations partially on a visit to a Walmart store where he could not find Graffiti on the shelves. He claims employees at the store didn’t know anything about the album. MTV News, however, reported the Walmart had previously sold out of the album and simply had not restocked yet. reports the album is actually underselling at most stores and many places are overstocked with Chris Brown cds they aren’t moving.

Chris Brown deleted his Twitter account on Monday after posting a final Tweet to fans. “I wanna thank all my fans for their support,” Brown wrote. “I love yall. Goodbye!”

Good riddance, in our humble opinion.

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