On Sunday night, Chris Brown used the BET Awards to stage a break into a comeback. The shamed rapper gave a Michael Jackson tribute as he dressed in MJ’s signature black pants and white v-neck t-shirt.
The singer has been keeping a low profile after the pre-Grammy Rihanna beating that left him looking like a monster as just days later he was spotted riding jet skis at Diddy’s compound wearing a huge smile. Last night he gave an over the top performance of several Jackson’s songs including “Man in the Mirror.” He appeared to be crying and wiped away tears and doing the attempting-to-sing-but-far-too-emotional-mic-hold. Most are questioning this “tribute” as legit. Currently several polls around the web questioning the sincerity are running around a 50/50 yes/no result.
His voice cracked, he could barely get words out and then fell to the floor and appeared to be in agony. Please. We all miss MJ and he was a huge force in the industry not to mention an icon for many, but this was embarrassing. It would have been far more respectful, moving and convincing if he would have shed a few tears at the end and only tripped over a few words. He also made this statement after the fit that was more accurate as an interpretive dance of Mariah Carey discovering Hello Kitty is going out of business…
“I let you all down before, but I won’t do it again. I promise you,”
What exactly does that have to do with MJ? I say shame on him for turning Jackson’s death into an opportunity to score points with the public. Sincere or not, that was ridiculous.
Kanye West also took the opportunity to show his face again after The Great Taylor Swift Mic Snatching at the MTV Video Music Awards. Instead of doing some stunt, he simply sang “Power” while standing on a makeshift volcano. At least he is being forthright with his level of douchebaggery.
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