Chris Brown attempts Jacko-inspired comeback at BET Awards

By | Published on Monday 28 June 2010

It was the BET Awards this weekend, the annual awards bash celebrating music and entertainment emanating from and influenced by the American black community.

And that Chris Brown fella stole the show with a timely Michael Jackson tribute introduced by Jacko’s brother Jermaine. Brown seemingly wowed the crowd with his rendition of ‘Billie Jean’, complete with Jacko-style dress and dance moves, though broke down while attempting to sing ‘Man In The Mirror’.

Brown, who would most likely have been part of last year’s official Michael Jackson tribute show had he not beaten his girlfriend Rihanna unconscious a few months earlier, also won the so called Fandemonium Award at the event, and told the audience “I let you all down before, but I won’t do it again. I promise you”. Whether that’s the wife-beater’s rehabilitation as a chart topping pop star complete, I’m not sure.

Awards wise, Beyonce took Best Video for her collaboration with Lady Gaga, ‘Video Phone’, while her other half Jay-Z got Best Collaboration for his song with Alicia Keys, ‘Empire State Of Mind. Dizzee Rascal won the International prize.

In fact, have a full list of winners why don’t you:

Best Female R&B Artist: Alicia Keys
Best Male R&B Artist: Trey Songz
Best Female Hip Hop Artist: Nicki Minaj
Best Male Hip Hop Artist: Drake
Best New Artist: Nicki Minaj
Best Gospel: Marvin Sapp
Best Group: Young Money
Best International Act: Dizzee Rascal (UK)
Best Collaboration: Jay-Z and Alicia Keys – Empire State of Mind

Best Actress: Mo’Nique
Best Actor: Idris Elba
Best Movie: “Precious: Based on the Novel PUSH by Sapphire”
Youngstars Award: Keke Palmer
Sportswoman of the Year: Serena Williams
Sportsman of the Year: LeBron James

Video of the Year: Beyonce Knowles (featuring Lady GaGa) – Video Phone
Viewer’s Choice: Rihanna (featuring Young Jeezy) – “Hard”
Centric Award: Monica
Fandemonium Award: Chris Brown