It’s appx. 3:15PT and 6:15EST…..Just got word that EVERYONE is buzzing backstage about the Michael Jackson Tribute.
It was said to have originally been determined that Chris Brown, Usher, Neyo, Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z and Dream would all be an active part of the Michael Jackson Tribute.
But the latest word is Chris Brown has been denied!!!! Word backstage from all the celebrities and producers is that Chris Brown and his handlers literally begged the BET execs to reconsider. Insiders say, “Michael Jackson is/was Chris’ idol and this tribute means the world to him.”
Head honchos fear a backlash if they allow Chris to perform since emotions are still so strong about the Rihanna assault incident. They don’t want Chris’ drama to overshadow the networks Michael Jackson tribute.
I am told that Chris Brown’s entire team is STILL WORKING AT THIS MINUTE to convince BET execs that they should allow Chris to perform.
Let’s keep our fingers crossed that something is said or done over the course of the next hour and a half to change the minds of the execs. I said it before and I’ll say it again, this is about paying homage to a legend. This is not about people’s personal agendas or hang ups. At a time like this we should cast all drama aside and look at the big picture. ONLY Chris Brown can do a salute to MJ real justice. The other artists will be great too…..but ONLY Chris Brown can kill this the right way.