The highlights of the BET Awards are always the performances, and I must say they did not disappoint this year at Nokia L.A. Live. Here are performances from Kendrick Lamar with Erykah Badu, Robin Thicke with Pharrell and T.I., plus the opening number performed by Chris Brown.
Can I just say Kendrick Lamar is becoming my favorite person. He not only gave Glory to God first and foremost, but he also used his journey as a testimony to the youth during his acceptance speech. From food stamps to Best Rapper of the Year…
Checkout Robin Thicke, Pharrell, and T.I. performing Blurred Lines…on a *side note*Paula Patton was in rare form…
Is it any surprise that Chris Brown‘s name is coming up again in an assault lawsuit? He seems to be a magnet for anything relating to assault, in recent years. If I were him, I’d just crawl under a rock for a while, then come out with some happy, fun music and wait for the public to forgive and forget. Just like they did with R. Kelly. But anyway, a few days ago a woman has claimed that Chris assaulted her in a club. But now the nightclub’s owner has come forward to say that her claims are false. According to MSN Music News, the owner of Heat Ultra Lounge in Anaheim, California has reviewed surveillance footage and talked to staff, and has ultimately determined that her claims are without merit.
Heat Ultra Lounge owner Mike Joher has now issued a statement regarding the incident, insisting there was “no way” Brown came into contact with Gines. He states, “Based on the information which we have gathered from our security company, mall security and other party goers which were at Heat on Saturday night; It is apparent that the alleged incident regarding Chris Brown is false. “We know that the claimant was trying to jump on stage and security was doing their job by keeping people away from Chris.
I love it when people who are acting pretty much like children take steps to grow up and work through their problems. In the June edition of GQ Magazine, Drake opens up about the feud he had with Chris Brown over Rihanna and expresses his desire to squash it.
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Then, drink in hand, he addresses his feud with Chris Brown. “I hear he has everything he could want now,” Drake says, alluding to the fact that Brown and Rihanna were, for the moment, back together. “I don’t want my name to be synonymous with that guy’s name. I really don’t. I wish we could sit down, just like you and me are right now, and talk it out man-to-man. But that’s not going to happen. I’m not confrontational, but if someone challenges, I’m not going to back down.”
So Drake goes on the radio, and of course he’s asked about his beef with Chris Brown. Drake claims he’s not thinking about Chris Brown then starts talking about both Chris Brown and Rihanna for a long time. For someone not thinking about Rihanna or Chris Brown, Drake sure has A LOT to say.
I’m focused on this album and everything else that’s going on. I’m not thinking about that man…or that girl.
But before he concludes that he’s not thinking about them. He talks about Chris Brown’s “insecurities”, he talks about Rihanna, “falling into his lap”, and how bad Chris Brown’s music is. Check it out:
You know it’s hard for me to realize that Chris Brown assaulted Rihanna four years ago. It gets brought up nearly everyday on Twitter. Can you imagine if you were arrested for something four years ago and you had someone reminding of it every day?? Definitely not making excuses but that sounds like a life of burden that no one would want to live. But Chris Brown was on the Ryan Seacrest radio show and talked about pretty much everything you might wanna know.
“I think for me at that age — 18, 19 — I was capable of writing and producing songs, so I’m also capable of making the right choices,” he said. “I think it’s about a learning process now. Being at that young age, I can tell you I was arrogant and definitely hotheaded. Everybody has a temper, but for me it was not knowing how to control it when I thought I had the world in my hands.”
Chris reflected on his relationship with Rihanna, calling her a ‘wonderful person’ for being able to forgive and move forward with him. He also talks about his recent pics with J. Lo in the studio. Apparently he is writing and recording with her for her album and hoping to get her to return the favor. He also mentions a new single due out in April. Lots of things going on in the world of Chris Brown. Check out the interview, when you continue…