Was Chris Brown Crying Fake Tears at BET Awards?
Witness says he used tear-inducing eye drops
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 1, 2010 10:30 AM CDT

(Newser) – The fallen Chris Brown got plenty of attention and thumbs up for basically sobbing during his tribute to Michael Jackson at the BET Awards. But was it all a sham? Us Weekly talked to a "backstage source" who says one of the singer's bodyguards gave him tear-inducing eyedrops immediately before his performance: "He rubbed it in and he started crying."

Brown's rep is taking the deny-deny-deny route, saying the singer "was moved by the opportunity to pay tribute to his idol." Also in Brown's corner, New York points out that it's a little weird that the waterworks didn't start immediately, if he really applied the drops right before hitting the stage.