JUST TO LET YOU KNOW — Al Sharpton is speaking on the rumors of him having a hand in not allowing Chris to perform at the BET Awards.
VIDEO SOURCE: MTV
“Although rumors have been flying that Chris Brown was shut out of BET’s Awards show – which were a tribute to Michael Jackson – on Sunday, sources for BET and Brown have told MTV News that the rumors are untrue.Despite the controversy that has surrounded Brown since his altercation with Rihanna in February – to which he pleaded guilty earlier this month – many fans wondered why Brown, who has garnered many comparisons to Michael Jackson over his career, did not take part in the ceremony. Brown paid homage to the King of Pop during the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards, and many thought the young singer and fellow chart-topper Usher – who has also paid respect to Jackson in dance form over the years – should have been present at the show. Usher’s absence was explained Sunday night when he released a statement saying he was overseas and expressed his regrets for not being able to attend, but there hasn’t been a word from Brown.The rumor mill was churning on Monday morning radio programs with speculation about why Brown was not included in the show, and carried over into blogs and even landed on New York’s Daily News on Tuesday morning (June 30).The rumors, for the most part, claim that BET had booked Brown for the awards show but pulled the plug due to complaints from influential people who were troubled by Brown’s altercation with Rihanna. The Sourceclaimed that Jay-Z demanded that Brown not be on the show.
Other rumors claim Cover Girl, for which Rihanna is a spokesperson, made a similar demand; the Daily News, citing an “insider,” said both Jay and the Reverend Al Sharpton, who has been a spokesperson for the Jackson family in recent days, had a hand in quashing Brown’s appearance (Sharpton told MTV News on Tuesday that the rumors have no validity).Although Brown himself has not commented on the reports, a source close to his camp told MTV News that Brown was never confirmed to be a part of the show and the rumors regarding Brown and BET were untrue; a spokesperson for BET corroborated that information, adding that “the rumors are false.”While Brown was not available for comment, he issued a statement after Jackson’s death that spelled out the influence the legend had on him.”Michael Jackson is the reason why I do music and why I am an entertainer,” Brown said. “I am devastated by this great loss, and I will continue to be humbled and inspired by his legacy. My prayers are with his family. Michael will be deeply missed, but never forgotten. He’s the greatest … the best ever. No one will ever be better.”Brown was among the first to pay homage to Jackson, who passed away last week, in song: He teamed up with Game, Boyz II Men, Diddy and others on a song called “Better on the Other Side,”which hit the Internet the day after Jackson’s death.”
While Chris Brown‘s dancer, B Shaw, claims that Jay-Z was the reason Chris was unable to perform last night, our partner GossipOnThis.com claims to have exclusive insider information that paints a very different picture:
“Chris Brown was supposed to open the show but BET executives were not agreeing to let Chris go on stage after they had already established that he was performing,” a source revealed to Gossip On This. “A lot of reports were saying that he was using this as a way to rebuild his image. So at the last minute, he was pulled. … After 3 days of rehearsal, they pulled Chris Brown from the show…”
Either way, BET was foolish for not allowing Chris Brown to perform. According to multiple reports, the Jackson family wanted Chris Brown to perform a tribute to Michael. After all, no one would have done it better. The 2009 BET Awards were truly a mess. Hopefully the 2010 brings something way better.
Rest In Peace Michael Jackson – the greatest there ever was, and ever will be.
Chris Brown’s dancer posted a follow-up to the story we broke yesterday saying:
“So Jay-Z tells BET that if chris performs that he will not perform. Ummmm…….. Wait for it……..WHO CARES!!!!!“
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Chris Brown’s dancer just posted this explosive new Tweet on his Twitter account:
“Jay-Z is mad childish. Never keep a person from paying there respect.”
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It’s been confirmed that Chris Brown is opening the show!
Coverage to follow right after the show.
Chris has a new song called “Not My Fault”. The song leaked yesterday and it has nothin to do with the Rihanna situation.
Sharrod wrote earlier in a post that Chris was working with Mary J Blige in the studio, but Chris actually only wrote the song “Stronger” and it’s recorded 3 times by 3 different artists which are: Keri Hilson, Mary J Blige and Esther Dean. The songs only has Chris’s background vocals.
Listen/Download Esther Dean’s Version.[Download Link In Description]
Listen/Download Keri Hilson’s Version.[Download Link In Description]
Listen/Download Mary J Blige’s Version.[Download Link In Description]
Also Dominique’s post “Regarding The Latest Song Leaks” i’ve got the download links so you can download the songs ;D
What do you think of Chris as a ‘rapper’? Did he kill it? (i think he did)
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD SONG.
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