Friday, 2 July 2010

Chris Brown accused of using fake tears during BET performance

Chris Brown just can’t seem to avoid controversy. The R&B singer, who openly sobbed during his Michael Jackson tribute at the BET Awards last weekend, is being accused of using fake tears to urge the emotion during his performance.
An “inside source” told US Weekly that one of Brown’s bodyguards gave the singer tear-inducing eye drops before he went onstage. The source told the magazine, “He rubbed it in and he started crying.” Brown’s rep responded to the accusation by saying it’s “completely untrue” and that Brown “was moved by the opportunity to pay tribute to his idol.”

BET executive, Stephen Hill, responded to the controversy in a statement yesterday. Hill said, “I think there is a US Weekly story today about [how] his bodyguard gave him something to induce tears. It’s just not true. I’ve been around actors who cry and when you fake cry, you don’t get…your throat doesn’t get swollen like it does [when you cry for real]. When he was trying to sing, he couldn’t get anything out. That’s a hard thing to fake.”
There was already some question of Brown’s sincerity during the performance, especially when rapper Lloyd told Rap-Up after the awards show, “I told him, ‘Man you gotta go up there, you gotta cry. You gotta really show your heart to the world and they’ll understand.’”
Foot meet mouth. Lloyd later tried to clarify this comment in a statement, saying, “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.
“I think he cried about a number of things. About the fact that he thought people would hate him forever because of one mistake. Feeling that love on stage was probably overwhelming. Plus MJ being gone and him performing ‘Man in the Mirror,’ that song is powerful, especially for his situation. It pushed him over the edge.” by:Emily Zemler

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