Brown Steals The Show At Bet Awards With Dance Tribute To King Of Pop

R&B star CHRIS BROWN stole the limelight at the 2010 BET Awards on Sunday night (27Jun10) when he performed a showstopping dance tribute to the late MICHAEL JACKSON.
The Kiss Kiss hitmaker was introduced to the stage by Jermaine Jackson to mark the first anniversary of the King of Pop's death.
The young singer showed off his fancy footwork to The Way You Make Me Feel, Smooth Criminal and Billie Jean, but struggled to complete his tribute segment as tears streamed down his face while trying to sing Jackson classic Man in the Mirror.
His surprise addition to the show's line-up came a year after Brown was forced to bow out of plans to take part in the Michael Jackson memorial concert following his highly-publicised bust-up with ex-girlfriend Rihanna.
It was also a big night for Kanye West, who kicked off the 10th annual ceremony with a defiant performance of his new song Power, making his first major televised appearance since storming the stage at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.
A pregnant Alicia Keys led the way at the ceremony taking double honours for Best Female R&B Artist and Best Collaboration for her work on Jay-Z's New York anthem, Empire State of Mind, while Lil Wayne's proteges Drake and Nicki Minaj ruled the main rap categories, taking the Best Male and Best Female Hip-Hop Artist titles, respectively.
Both artists made sure to remember their incarcerated boss, real name Dwayne Carter, as they accepted their prizes, with Minaj dedicating her award to the jailed star as Drake called Wayne "my hero and my mentor".
John Legend was honoured with a special prize for his philanthropy, while Keys, Janelle Monae, Patti LaBelle and Esmeralda Spalding all took part in a musical tribute to Lifetime Achievement Award winner Prince.
The audience at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium welcomed the soul icon to the stage with a standing ovation and Prince thanked his fans for their longrunning support as he hailed the promising new talent in the music industry.
He said, "I do believe the future is in good hands. I've seen so much talent here tonight.., and I'm just so thankful to be a part of this world of music.
"I was pretty wild in my younger days and you don't have to do what I did; you don't have to make any of the mistakes that I made. The future is in your hands now, the world is really yours."
It was a night of collaborations, with B.o.B. teaming up with Keyshia Cole and Eminem for Airplanes, and Diddy-Dirty Money being joined by Rick Ross, T.I. and Nicki Minaj for the Hello, Good Morning remix, while Minaj stepped onstage again for Ludacris' show finale with rocker Tommy Lee on drums for his single My Chick Bad.
Ludacris closed the show as part of DJ Khaled's all-star line-up for All I Do Is Win, bringing out the likes of T-Pain, Busta Rhymes and Sean 'Diddy' Combs to help bring the night to an end.
Other highlights of the 10th Annual BET awards included performances by Usher, El DeBarge and Alicia Keys, who sang a medley of her hits including No One, Try Sleeping With a Broken Heart and Unthinkable (I'm Ready).
Late stars Lena Horne, Teddy Pendergrass, and former child actor Gary Coleman were also remembered at the annual awards show, which was hosted by Queen Latifah.
Presenters included Jada Pinkett Smith, Taraji P. Henson, Nia Long, Ciara and Mike Epps.
The main list of winners at the 2010 BET Awards is as follows:
Best Female R&B Artist - Alicia Keys
Best Female Hip-Hop Artist - Nicki Minaj
Best Male Hip-Hop Artist - Drake
Best Collaboration - Jay-Z and Alicia Keys, Empire State of Mind
Best Male R&B Artist - Trey Songz
Video of the Year - Beyonce and Lady GaGa, Video Phone
Humanitarian Award - John Legend
Lifetime Achievement Award - Prince
Sportsman of the Year - LeBron James
Sportswoman of the Year - Serena Williams
AOL Pandemonium Prize - Chris Brown.


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Yes Chris Brown was good and a good friend to Michael, but you should have left that jerk Jermaine out of the whole show. He was not Michael's friend, however we can not choose our family, I wish they would stop using him for anything having to do with Michael, why not Michael's Mom or better yet his childre.
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Chris Brown, did a great performance last night at the BET Awards (Sunday, June 27th, 2010, 7PM), he has lots of talent, Jermaine Jackson wanna him to perform in Michael Jackson's Tribute, and he did hell of a job! Chris Brown was ask by Jermaine Jackson and the rest of the Jackson Families to perform a tribute to there greatest ever "King of Pop Michael Jackson" who had passed away a year ago! Chris Brown had done a great job, performing something for his idol, he love the way "Michael Jackson" perform, sing, he had the greatest talent of all, "Chris Brown" love it all, and he performed last night to all of you, yes, later on, he had broked down and crying; because the "King of Pop Michael Jackson" was taken away to soon, he had many more to sing, act, dance, give donations, sponsors, and etc. to show all of us; but, he had passed away a year ago, and now "Chris Brown" had the chance to perform a tribute to his idol "King of Pop Michael Jackson" (R.I.P.), all of loves you! Of course, all of us, cries, have true feelings on all kinds of events that's world wide or anything having a closure or death in a families or friends passing! Now, for all your haters out there in this crazy azz world of your own domain perfect world, ya'll really need to let go of the past, it's time to move on, "Rihanna" had already forgave "Chris Brown," both had already moved on there daily lives! Basically, all your haters seen BET Awards last night, if not, ya'll wouldn't have nothing to say, so everything had reversed itself, now, all your haters really want to see how "Chris Brown" and other "Artists" perform a tribute to "Michael Jackson" and the rating is so high up! Thanks to the world, everybody had the chance of a lifetime to check out all the artists who had perform last night at the BET Awards, whoever came out to check them out and whoever had to leave, too! No matter, all the haters out there, keep saying the same 'ol things about "Chris Brown" will always have a negative attitudes everybody; because they think, they have a perfect life or world to themselves and they can't or don't want to let go of somebody trouble life...because they have something hidden in there closet in the past themselves! All the haters, no matter how you still put down people, deep down, you still care for all people around the world, no matter who it is! All the haters: when there's an Artists or whoever out their, everybody giving great inputs, all your haters should stay out for any bad or poor comments towards anybody; basically, please keep your bad outputs to yourselves! Because, nobody wants to read or hear about your poor insights comments anymore, live and learn, time to move on, leave "Chris Brown" or "Rihanna" alone, they had already moved on with there daily lifestyles, and now it's time for all your haters to move on with yourself and stop having these bad vibes against other people, for now on, please keep your comments to yourself, we don't want to hear it, anymore, thanks, but no thank you!!! May God Bless "Chris Brown" and We Love You, too, keep on writing, singing and pushing out those great lovable love, dance, whatever songs you put out for all of us to listen and dance too....I Love You "Michael Jackson".....may you rest in peace, May God Bless you "MIchael Jackson" and the rest of Jacson's Families and Friends!
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*****FOREVER MICHAEL JACKSON******ALWAYS*******INFINITY**********
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Yea Chris made a mistake just like the lady who committed adultery in John 8:3-12 and he told the cast the first stone if you are without sin. None could throw a stone because none was perfect and none of us are perfect. Jesus was the only one perfect and they killed him. But we must go thru things sometime that hurts but this is to make you strong in Christ. If Chris repented then why do we keep going put our fingerprints in the crime scene when he has already been forgiven. Chris God has forgiven you and thats all that matters go on with your life and live to do the things that God has commission you to do. Let him keep blessing you. Jesus loves you and so do I.
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SHUT THE HELL UP BHODI!!!!!
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Man In the Mirror. Such cries is what Rhyanna would have sound like when Chris beat the crap out of her. But I guess he realy liked Michael. Maybe he ment it. And was it all not show. But a true artist on stage does not let the public see that you crie. Also on stage the show must go on. Michael would have said the same. He told once that he learned from Joseph to never cry in public. Michael cried on stage. But it sas a showbizz cry. Emotions out of art.Elton Jhon dind't break down with Candle in the wind. Look at Jermaine when he performed at the memorial. Maybe Chris was polishing up his image after Ryanna. But then again everybody is trying to life through life.Ohm shante.
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