Tears Of A Clown?

Chris Brown infamously broke down during his tribute to Michael Jackson at the BET Awards on June 27, but was it genuine, or all part of his act?

Chris Brown

We hear it could be the latter, as a backstage source claims that for Chris Brown's Man in the Mirror performance, the singer's bodyguards gave him tear-inducing eye drops.

Chris Brown's reps deny the accusations, labeling them, "Completely untrue." But, a reported eyewitness claims, "He rubbed it in and he started crying."

The allegations come after BedRock singer Lloyd shared with Rap-Up.com his words of wisdom to Chris Brown on the night of the BET Awards show. "Man, you gotta get up there. You gotta cry. You gotta really show your heart to the world."

After his statement prompted questions regarding the sincerity of Brown's tears, Lloyd took to his blog to defend the singer. "I consider Chris a friend. He's been through a lot in the past couple years. I never told him to go onstage and cry. We spoke recently, and I told him as a friend that people hadn't really seen him be vulnerable about his situation last year. I thought he was holding back and needed to let that emotion out. Him crying at the BET Awards was real. I could feel it."

So was Brown's teary tribute to Michael Jackson all an act to win over the audience he lost after the Rihanna incident last year, or was it a result of pure emotion? What do you think?

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Comments on "Chris Brown faked tears at Michael Jackson tribute?"

Sunshine67 July 01, 2010 | 5:08 PM

So what, I think Lloyd gave him good advice. He did need to let all of his emotions out. Sometimes men (African Americans, Caucasians, Monogolians, Hispanic/Latino, Native Americans, Caribbean Descentdants etc. whatever, their race may be. They feel like they have to put on this hardshell when he comes down to showing their emotions. Lloyd did not tell him to fake it, like alot of you are trying to imply. He simply told him to let out all of the anger, sorrow and whatever other emotions he was holding within. Well, for a twenty-one year old he is doing better than what I probably would have done. I would have said forget yall in the four letter word way and went on by my business. Thank God I am not like that anymore and I can tell the other younger ones not to be like that either. Probably need to tell the other ones too. Because it seems to me he is the only apologetic celebrity, unlike those celebrity abusers double and triple his age. He did say something that neither you or me can twist up and this is, I let yall down before, I won't do it again, I promise. Now if you don't believe him, then that is just a matter of opinion. I have not heard any other celebrity abusers say that. So you can not say he had celebritiy abuser role models to look up to. I feel they can take a page out of the pages of his heart. But, of course they do not have a heart when it comes down to abusing women. Just go on with their lives as if nothing happened.

Chondra July 01, 2010 | 4:45 PM

This Young Man Is gifted, He Did Not Fake any Tears, the media is lieing on him, they just want a story, and for the people who are entertained by these lies GO GET A LIFE, LEAVE HIM ALONE, Chris is back and people hate to see a wealthy black man do anything positive. God Forgives You Chris, Be Encouraged! What A Great Tribute to MJ!

sarah July 01, 2010 | 4:23 PM

He's a punk. Crying was hella fake. Give him a oscar.

SandeePB July 01, 2010 | 4:15 PM

I'mtired of these lies about this Outstanding young adult who is so very talented and gifted!!!!I never point fingers but today I want to know who the heck is this supposed witness. I'd like to point my finger in their face and call them a LIAR for continuing this awful negative effect on this innocent young star! I am the type of human who looks at the good in everyone. Chris Brown is FABULOUS. I enjoy watching him dance, sing and entertain. He is outstanding and no one can take his talent away from him. He's the best artist out there and he's not a repeat offender. For heaven's sake: He made a mistake and he's done right by it and everyone continues to take a turn kicking him down and I'm tired of it. All of you negative people are worse than cancer! Live and let learn! If you don't know what that means then you must be perfect and don't need to learn anything!

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