Chris Brown’s BET Awards performance nixed by Jay-Z

June 30th, 2009 // 73 Comments

Chris Brown had a chance to perform at Sunday’s BET Awards, but producers supposedly backed out at the last minute after Jay-Z and Al Sharpton pulled some strings. NY Daily News reports:

One source says Brown’s absence came at the insistence of the Rev. Al Sharpton. “Al made such a fuss to the BET executives that they pulled Chris,” says our insider, who adds that Jay-Z also had a hand in the decision. “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.”
Brown isn’t taking the public dis on the chin, either. “He’s furious,” a pal of the singer tells us. “BET asked him to perform and waited until the last minute to tell him it was off. He’s pretty shocked and outraged right now.”

Producers were also concerned it would’ve been “bad taste” to have Chris Brown perform since the show was quickly revamped to honor the life of Michael Jackson. Personally, I don’t think Michael would’ve minded. Except, wait, Chris Brown’s over 18 now, isn’t he? Never mind.

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  1. The Ultimate

    I got footage of Gay Z pushing some lady in the face!! so why is he getting mad at Chris Brown!!! Don C. beat the hell outta his wife and he aint get banned!! T.I in jail for drugs and he wins an award and your gonna tell me he can’t perform!!! Fuck You Jay Z and Fuck you Al Sharpton (Don King wit a perm!!!)

  2. samodog

    fuck rev al sharpton and jay z people make mistakes in life and if everyting u shake them off and dont show the love the wont change and i believe that even the best of people have real by day and chris had one of them days so jus show chris some love and suppost and jigga can go suck him mother and so does rev alsharpton

  3. yo i honestly think they should’ve let him perform..the awards show had nothing to do with chris…he was going to be there to pay tribute to michael jackson and that’s all that should’ve matter…

  4. Shelly

    Let watch the hypocrite Jay Z in action! Go to youtube and type in Jay Z hits a woman! And google Beyonce disses Jackson family! Neither of them should have touched the stage in Michael’s honor. Two of a kind hypocrties.

  5. Shelly

    Here is the clip of the HATER HITTING A WOMAN! Lets see how many of you still think he deserves a kudo after watching. He PAID her off not to file charges so he is one to judge and talk about accountability! Hypocritical much?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_812nBiQgFc&feature=related

  6. I got a few things to say…..

    FUCK RIHANNA, FUCK JAY-Z, AND FUCK ALL THE PEOPLE BASHING CHRIS BROWN & MICHAEL JACKSON

    See Chris Brown already said what he did was wrong….but them two bitches Jay & Rihanna cant even come forward and admit the shit. And to think as a DJ, I was behind his new single 100% now I dont even wanna put that shit on a mixtape. The whole fucking awards show was changed at the last min to honor a legend…..I mean come on now lets look at the statistics….what other artist you know sold over 135 million albums worldwide? And to have the one person that idolizes the man (Chris Brown), being stripped of his opportunity to pay tribute, (which became one of the main purposes of that show), and Jay didn’t do shit for Michael at all. I mean I know money talks but if I was the owner of BET I would of told Jay to pull all of his money out of the network…cause the station would of still kept running. Jay is only mad cause Chris Brown beat that bitch before he got a chance to….I am glad she aint showed her ass up at that awards ceremony either.

    And to all yall who is bashing Michael cause of them kids…..first off I hope yall die and people spit on your grave or your ashes at your funeral. THE MAN IS DEAD…AND SHOULD AT LEAST GET CREDIT FOR HIS LEGACY. I bet all these people talking about him still got a Jackson 5 record or a Michael Jackson stashed away somewhere. Mike aint touched them kids at all…maybe a friendly hug or something but THAT’S IT. Them parent’s just wanted Mike’s money….I mean, if your accusing a man of molesting your children why would you keep allowing them back into Neverland?

    Mike just wanted world peace….something that alot of us want. And well that’s what the awards show was supposed to be about. So at the very least if Jay wanted to pull C.B out he should of at least done a tribute himself.

  7. tracey

    Chris Brown should have been able to share in the tribute. Not sure how we wrap our minds around that this would have been any less than appropriate. This isnt about his personal life..it is about his ability to give and share in the tribute of the man who so clearly influenced him. As talented as Jay Z is he is also noted to be abusive to women so I am confused why he is being so judgemental….Either way..I am not a huge fan of chris brown for whatever the reason..but missed his presence during the Awards.

  8. Bran

    O.K. LET ME BREAK IT DOWN. JAZ Z AIN’T UPSET ABOUT CHRIS HITTIN’ RIHANNA. HE IS AFRAID THAT CHRIS BROWN WOULD HAVE TAKEN THE MICHAEL JACKSON MANTLE. Let me break it down for you. Its called JEALOUSY posing as RIGHTEOUS. If Jay Z was so righteous, why did he shove that woman in her face YET WE FORGAVE HIM. I believe Chris Brown would have had to much shine and it would have been a MOTOWN 25 moment for Chris, like the moment for Michael Jackson. And once you have that Motown 25 moment its really hard for someone to bring you down, the mantle is yours. Jaz Z could not have this. After he and Beyonce worked so hard to “subtely” destroy the Jackson brand, with Beyonce saying in the December issue of “Elle”, that her familly is compared to the Jacksons but her family is better because she never had a father trying to get them out of a bad situation, making it a point that she came from upper class and her father drove a jaguar and that the Jacksons were lower class. This pissed Janet Jackson off and reports say Janet was about to get into that big ass. And then in the end of the Single Ladies video, beyonce holds up one hand with a metallic glove. She has the most sinister look on her face. Translation: Im going after the mantle. So you know damn well, Jay Z who calls himself “hova” short for “Jehovah” and beyonce who tour is called the “I AM” tour is not going to let that mantle that they worked so hard to kill, steal, and destroy for just fall on a young man who obviously poses a threat to them. Why, chris brown/rihanna relationship would have overshadowed their celebrity relationship. Cause right before the chris incident they were definitely rising stars.

  9. Bran

    Just an investigative look into the situation. I believe someone drugged Chris Brown and then quietly suggested that “he beat that bitches ass and put her in her place”. I think it was such clever form of sabotage. I’ve seen that happen before when you have a jealous person get someone drunk or high or slip a drug in their drink or food and then instigate a situation. When you are a celebrity and you hold a blessed position you had better be careful who is around you. Saboteurs are never ever obvious, they make sure that to accuse them of such sabotage looks silly and fabricated on your part. That is the point of sabotage and “subtle” sabotage is to make it look totally unlikely. If you are a hater that has a certain level of respect, you cannot make your haterism so obvious. You gotta look like you just stood there and all of a sudden the other person just went crazy and you don’t know what happened, there just crazy. And then the hater throws some “shame on you” and very righteous sounding comments and the victim either doesn’t know what happened or if they say the hater sabotaged him then the victim looks crazy and insane. Cause people say “now why would you say that about so and so, you need to take responsibility. You have lost your mind.” so now the talented victim is made to be the bad guy, and the bad guy in his subtle snide way is seen as the good righteous guy. BUT GOD WILL EXPOSE THE BULLSHIT!

  10. Bran

    Just an investigative look into the situation. I believe someone drugged Chris Brown and then quietly suggested that “he beat that bitches ass and put her in her place”. I think it was such clever form of sabotage. I’ve seen that happen before when you have a jealous person get someone drunk or high or slip a drug in their drink or food and then instigate a situation. When you are a celebrity and you hold a blessed position you had better be careful who is around you. Saboteurs are never ever obvious, they make sure that to accuse them of such sabotage looks silly and fabricated on your part. That is the point of sabotage and “subtle” sabotage is to make it look totally unlikely. If you are a hater that has a certain level of respect, you cannot make your haterism so obvious. You gotta look like you just stood there and all of a sudden the other person just went crazy and you don’t know what happened, there just crazy. And then the hater throws some “shame on you” and very righteous sounding comments and the victim either doesn’t know what happened or if they say the hater sabotaged him then the victim looks crazy and insane. Cause people say “now why would you say that about so and so, you need to take responsibility. You have lost your mind.” so now the talented victim is made to be the bad guy, and the bad guy in his subtle snide way is seen as the good righteous guy.

  11. Bran

    Just an investigative look into the situation. I believe someone drugged Chris Brown and then quietly suggested that “he beat that bitches ass and put her in her place”. I think it was such clever form of sabotage. I’ve seen that happen before when you have a jealous person get someone drunk or high or slip a drug in their drink or food and then instigate a situation. When you are a celebrity and you hold a blessed position you had better be careful who is around you. Saboteurs are never ever obvious, they make sure that to accuse them of such sabotage looks silly and fabricated on your part. That is the point of sabotage and “subtle” sabotage is to make it look totally unlikely. If you are a hater that has a certain level of respect, you cannot make your haterism so obvious. You gotta look like you just stood there and all of a sudden the other person just went crazy and you don’t know what happened, there just crazy. And then the hater throws some “shame on you” and very righteous sounding comments and the victim either doesn’t know what happened or if they say the hater sabotaged him then the victim looks crazy and insane. Cause people say “now why would you say that about so and so, you need to take responsibility. You have lost your mind.” so now the talented victim is made to be the bad guy, and the bad guy in his subtle snide way is seen as the good righteous guy.

  12. Bran

    Just an investigative look into the situation. I believe someone drugged Chris Brown and then quietly suggested that “he beat that bitches ass and put her in her place”. I think it was such clever form of sabotage. I’ve seen that happen before when you have a jealous person get someone drunk or high or slip a drug in their drink or food and then instigate a situation. When you are a celebrity and you hold a blessed position you had better be careful who is around you. Saboteurs are never ever obvious, they make sure that to accuse them of such sabotage looks silly and fabricated on your part. That is the point of sabotage and “subtle” sabotage is to make it look totally unlikely. If you are a hater that has a certain level of respect, you cannot make your haterism so obvious. You gotta look like you just stood there and all of a sudden the other person just went crazy and you don’t know what happened, there just crazy. And then the hater throws some “shame on you” and very righteous sounding comments and the victim either doesn’t know what happened or if they say the hater sabotaged him then the victim looks crazy and insane. Cause people say “now why would you say that about so and so, you need to take responsibility. You have lost your mind.” so now the talented victim is made to be the bad guy, and the bad guy in his subtle snide way is seen as the good righteous guy.

  13. Bran

    Just an investigative look into the situation. I believe someone drugged Chris Brown and then quietly suggested that “he beat that bitches ass and put her in her place”. I think it was such clever form of sabotage. I’ve seen that happen before when you have a jealous person get someone drunk or high or slip a drug in their drink or food and then instigate a situation. When you are a celebrity and you hold a blessed position you had better be careful who is around you. Saboteurs are never ever obvious, they make sure that to accuse them of such sabotage looks silly and fabricated on your part. That is the point of sabotage and “subtle” sabotage is to make it look totally unlikely. If you are a hater that has a certain level of respect, you cannot make your haterism so obvious. You gotta look like you just stood there and all of a sudden the other person just went crazy and you don’t know what happened, there just crazy. And then the hater throws some “shame on you” and very righteous sounding comments and the victim either doesn’t know what happened or if they say the hater sabotaged him then the victim looks crazy and insane. Cause people say “now why would you say that about so and so, you need to take responsibility. You have lost your mind.” so now the talented victim is made to be the bad guy, and the bad guy in his subtle snide way is seen as the good righteous guy.

  14. Bran

    Just an investigative look into the situation. I believe someone drugged Chris Brown and then quietly suggested that “he beat that bitches ass and put her in her place”. I think it was such clever form of sabotage. I’ve seen that happen before when you have a jealous person get someone drunk or high or slip a drug in their drink or food and then instigate a situation. When you are a celebrity and you hold a blessed position you had better be careful who is around you. Saboteurs are never ever obvious, they make sure that to accuse them of such sabotage looks silly and fabricated on your part. That is the point of sabotage and “subtle” sabotage is to make it look totally unlikely. If you are a hater that has a certain level of respect, you cannot make your haterism so obvious. You gotta look like you just stood there and all of a sudden the other person just went crazy and you don’t know what happened, there just crazy. And then the hater throws some “shame on you” and very righteous sounding comments and the victim either doesn’t know what happened or if they say the hater sabotaged him then the victim looks crazy and insane. Cause people say “now why would you say that about so and so, you need to take responsibility. You have lost your mind.” so now the talented victim is made to be the bad guy, and the bad guy in his subtle snide way is seen as the good righteous guy.

  15. Bran

    Just an investigative look into the situation. I believe someone drugged Chris Brown and then quietly suggested that “he beat that bitches ass and put her in her place”. I think it was such clever form of sabotage. I’ve seen that happen before when you have a jealous person get someone drunk or high or slip a drug in their drink or food and then instigate a situation. When you are a celebrity and you hold a blessed position you had better be careful who is around you. Saboteurs are never ever obvious, they make sure that to accuse them of such sabotage looks silly and fabricated on your part. That is the point of sabotage and “subtle” sabotage is to make it look totally unlikely. If you are a hater that has a certain level of respect, you cannot make your haterism so obvious. You gotta look like you just stood there and all of a sudden the other person just went crazy and you don’t know what happened, there just crazy. And then the hater throws some “shame on you” and very righteous sounding comments and the victim either doesn’t know what happened or if they say the hater sabotaged him then the victim looks crazy and insane. Cause people say “now why would you say that about so and so, you need to take responsibility. You have lost your mind.” so now the talented victim is made to be the bad guy, and the bad guy in his subtle snide way is seen as the good righteous guy.

  16. Big Willie

    The only person who made sense on this entire board is *LearnToSpellPeople*. You all should take the advice given by his name! It’s called “education”, Black people.

  17. emma.

    Someone had the balls to put this asshole in his place. I don’t ever again wanna hear a song of his. Ever again.

  18. que

    let me tell u dumb mf somethin who the hell is jay-z yall blowin his head up the boy got money but dam he not stop chris brown from doin no dam bet show yall mf are crazy what jay-zneed to do is go back and help some of his friends shit you give a blackperson some now they be lil they friend cause the music biz is not he friend time his ass stop seling they done so stop lieing to jay-z he”ll findout

  19. john nyoka

    no an thing to say

  20. Organizers of the Black Entertainment Television event wanted the R & B singer to appear, but Jay-Z – real name Shawn Carter – felt it was too soon after Brown pleaded guilty to assaulting ex-girlfriend Rihanna earlier this month and reportedly threatened to snub the Los Angeles broadcast himself unless Brown was axed.

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