BET boss apologises for Rihanna/Brown award mix-up

By | Published on Thursday 30 June 2011

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Black Entertainment Television’s President, Stephen Hill has apologised for a mix-up which led to an award meant for Chris Brown being presented to Rihanna at last weekend’s BET Awards. If it’s going to happen, though, that’s probably the best away around.

The Viewer’s Choice Award was presented by a competition winner, who initially announced that Chris Brown had won, before backtracking and saying that actually Rihanna was the winner. Which was a bit embarrassing. But then rapper Drake accepted the award on Rihanna’s behalf and all seemed well. Until presenter Kevin Hart later confirmed that Drake should actually pass the trophy on to Brown after all.

Hill tweeted: “That BET Awards Viewer’s Choice mix-up was due to human error. And I was the human that made that error. I apologise to ALL affected”.