Awkward! Chris Brown-Rihanna Awards Mix-Up

Embarrassed presenter blames BET Awards for confusion
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 27, 2011 8:54 AM CDT

(Newser) – Definitely the most awkward moment at last night's BET Awards: A presenter announced that Chris Brown won the Viewer's Choice award, corrected herself to name Brown's ex-girlfriend Rihanna the actual winner ... and after all that, it turned out Brown was the true winner after all. The presenter—Tiffany Green, who won a contest to claim the chance to appear at the awards show—was obviously confused before announcing the winner, looking back and forth between the tablet she was using and the teleprompter.

After the initial mix-up, Drake accepted the award on Rihanna's behalf, but the show's host later announced Brown had actually won. Green quickly tweeted, "They totally f***ed me up. The tablet f***in' said CHRIS BROWN... the TELEPROMPTER said Rihanna. What the F***??????" Then she accused the BET Awards of creating the error purposely, Gather reports, noting that the idea wouldn't be too difficult to believe.

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