Was Chris Brown dumped by BET?
R&B singer CHRIS BROWN has denied he was due to perform at the BET Awards on Sunday amid rumors he was dumped from the bill over his recent assault case.
Brown pleaded guilty to assaulting his ex-girlfriend Rihanna in a court hearing on 22 June. He was handed a community service order and five years supervised probation as well as being told to stay away from the Umbrella hitmaker.
The star was reportedly due to take the stage at the BET Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, which fell just a week after Brown’s controversial court appearance.
But his performance was rumored to have been scrapped because of his recent legal wranglings – at the insistence of Rihanna’s musical mentor Jay-Z.
A source tells the New York Daily News, "Jay is a big name in the BET community, and he was very vocal about his displeasure with Chris attending the ceremony. He didn’t want Chris anywhere near the awards so close to the court’s ruling.”
But a spokesman for Brown has denied he was ever booked to play at the glitzy show.
The rep tells New York Post gossip column, "That’s not true – he was never confirmed to perform."
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teecee's comment saysOn July 1, 2009 at 1:00 pm
cb isnt that huge of a star that he can force him self back in the public eye. radio stations are still banning hid music, so hes still toxic.
chocolate kiss's comment saysOn July 1, 2009 at 2:29 pm
Hell he would have did better than Trey Songs but its neither here nor there what’s done is done.
steve's comment saysOn July 1, 2009 at 9:40 pm
Michael Jackson was about peace and getting along with everyone. Chris Brown is a recent convicted felon for beating up Rihanna. I don’t think Chris has the right to sing one of Michael’s songs at this time. Chris still has alot of making up to do for what he did to Rihanna.