Weepy Chris Brown Steals Show at BET Awards
He breaks down during Michael Jackson tribute
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 28, 2010 5:00 AM CDT

(Newser) – Kanye West, TI, and even ‘80s star El DeBarge blazed down the comeback trail at last night’s BET Awards—but Chris Brown ultimately stole the spotlight. He performed a dazzling dance tribute to Michael Jackson then broke down in sobs as he was about to sing “Man in the Mirror.” He later apologized for letting his fans down (presumably when he assaulted Rihanna last year), the AP reports. For more on the awards show and winners, click here.

But wait just one minute: “Was Brown overcome with genuine grief for the loss of Jackson or was he staging a play for sympathy in the hope of being forgiven for beating up Rihanna?” writes Tom O'Neil in the Los Angeles Times. Hmm...