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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.

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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. (Read more Black Entertainment Television stories.)

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