Chris, Kanye BET on a Comeback
Is Chris Brown really going to make a change, for once in his life? If viewers were sold on his weepy, possibly contrived performance at the BET Awards Sunday night, then maybe. Rihanna's ex-boyfriend performed a singing, dancing tribute to the King of Pop that included a medley of his songs and culminated with "Man in the Mirror." The plan was for Brown to belt it out, but he suddenly dropped to his knees and began sobbing, unable to finish the song, picking it up and singing a few bars hoarsely before going back to the waterworks, making for a cringeworthy performance. Some claim his outpouring of emotion redeems him; some claim Brown is faking in order to curry favor with the public that dropped him like a hot potato after he savagely beat his ex. Time will tell if the gesture was sincere - and effective - but until then, Brown is looking at other revenue streams. He, too, is shilling for Living Social on his Twitter account. Kanye West has been suffering, too, and hoped to redeem himself at the awards, too. His performance of his new song "Power" was his first since his infamous hijacking of Taylor Swift's Grammy speech. No, he wasn't interrupted.