The recent BET 2010 Awards was the setting where Chris Brown
paid homage to the late great Michael Jackson
, and the genesis
of his re-invention. Chris Brown suffered many dark moments, and rightfully so,
after assaulting ex-girlfriend, pop-star Rihanna
. The pictures
of Rihanna badly bruised surfaced on the Internet and then it seemed pretty much
like a done deal for Chris. His album sales suffered, fan base dropped, and everyone
had a comment to make about him in the media and so on.
Chris Brown's BET performance allowed him to regain many fans. His tribute
to Michael Jackson was well executed and also heartfelt especially after Chris
broke down crying and couldn't complete the routine.
Chris had the kindergarten cry going on (you remember that cry when you couldn't
catch your breath and your nose started to run). Some thought it was too much;
others started questioning the tears'were they being shed for Mike or was
it some self-pity going on? Either way, it worked and I believe it to be sincere,
whatever the focus was-he's back!
Chris Brown and Usher
performed on stage recently in Jamaica
for the Reggae Sumfest in Montego Bay
. Although Chris performed
earlier in the show, he surprised fans by returning to the stage during Usher's
set later in the show. (pictured above with reggae artist Elephant Man
Imagine the types of dance moves going on that day!
Neyo, had his own opinion regarding Chris Brown and his past
troubles during a recent interview with Access Hollywood:
"The Chris-Rihanna incident was terrible, people should let the pop
singer move forward with his career, Chris Brown is a talented guy,
Ne-Yo said. He is an incredible performer and no one can take that
away from him. I think that for some reason it is taking the world too long
to forgive this guy
Ne-Yo also revealed that he grew up in a home where domestic violence occurred
daily and still harbors no resentment toward the singer."We really
need to forgive him and move on.
Chris and Usher were just included amongst artists brought together under
Diddy's request to record a song in honor of their friend and
inspiration, Michael Jackson, called "Better on the Other Side."
Boyz To Men will also be apart of this project.