Review Revue: Chris Brown’s Tearjerking BET Awards Performance

We have to wonder just how shattered Kanye West’s ego is this morning, since all anyone can talk about is Chris Brown’s teary Michael Jackson tribute at the BET Awards last night instead of West ending his self-imposed nine-month hiatus from appearing at awards shows. Were Brown’s tears the result of real emotion, or a great way to finally get some good publicity? (If it happens to be the latter, that plan sort of backfired.) Critics weigh in:

EW Music Mix thought “there was something unseemly about Brown using a tribute to a late legend as an opportunity to turn the spotlight on himself and score some career-rehab points” and that “intimate partner violence is not something you can make up for with a few well-executed dance moves or on-stage sobs.”

The Washington Post thought that “all those tears were a bit much… I’m not buying that Chris Brown was close enough to M.J. that the weepy breakdown during his performance of  ‘Man in the Mirror’ was real. I think it was contrived to elicit publicity and sympathy for prior wrongs.”

Best Week Ever called the performance a “sh*tshow” and thought it sounded like “a drunk girl at a karaoke bar too wasted to figure out what the lyrics are.” The site then posted the Top 10 Best Pics of Chris Brown Crying, and honestly, we’re crying a bit ourselves. (From laughter.)

Rap-Up spoke to a bunch of BET Awards attendees who thought Chris Brown did an incredible job honoring the King of Pop—Keri Hilson was “moved to tears” and is happy “people are finally forgiving him,” while Melody Thornton thought he “killed it.”

MTV spoke to Trey Songz, who thought that Brown “left his heart on the stage. He gave genuine emotion. I was proud of him and I was happy for him for having that moment.”

Neon Limelight thinks that despite his sobs, “Chris Brown managed to give one of the best Michael Jackson tributes since the King of Pop’s shocking death a year ago.”

PopEater believes that even if Chris Brown really was moved to tears, it doesn’t matter because we no longer trust him. “What Brown will have for many years to come–if not the rest of his life–is a credibility problem. After the video apology, many fans thought his real regret was for the career-threatening mess he’s gotten himself into, rather than the bruises he left on Rihanna. So when he sheds tears on stage for Michael Jackson, we don’t trust him. Even if they’re real, who is the pain really for? His lost mentor Michael, or for the messed up last 16 months of his own life, every bit of which was his own fault?”

Personally, we don’t think Brown is a good enough actor to literally force tears on cue, but we are suspicious of Brown’s motives—obviously, performing a tribute for a beloved musician on the anniversary of his death was a sly, and transparent, move to win the favor of the public. And singing one of Jackson’s more emotional songs was Brown easily setting himself up to have an emotional reaction on stage (which would undeniably result in an emotional reaction in the audience as well). But we have to admit, whether those are crocodile tears or not, he performed the medley of MJ hits extremely well.

What do you think? Were Chris Brown’s sobs the real deal, a strategic ploy to get the public on his good side again, or perhaps a little bit of both? Was the whole performance a great way to honor Michael Jackson, or should someone else been chosen? And should Chris be allowed to be fully forgiven for his violent actions, or should those who still hold a grudge against him just move on already? Leave your thoughts in the comments.

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  • Kenz

    I think the tears are real, CB couldn’t pull off something so raw unless it was (and I would like to add if it was fake then Chris should be disgusted with himself even more for USING Michael’s memory in such a despicable way)…I do think its MOSTLY due his own life falling apart. Part of it was for Michael though. That being said I am not sure it matters much…because Chris’ tears, selfish or not, were not the reason I got emotional. I cried because Chris being unable to sing made it so all you could hear was Michael’s background vocals…an echo of a fallen genius/treasure. Then I started thinking about how Michael could never sing the lead vocals to his beautifully composed songs again…he will forever be the background vocals to someone else. THAT is what made me emotional…and then when i realized the audience was belting out the words that Chris couldn’t I got even more teary eyed because Michael may be gone but his music will always live on and the fact that everyone knew the words to his song truly speaks as to just how many lives MJ has touched.

    On a side note: Chris danced very well (technically speaking he was perfect)…but i must say it really wasn’t as smooth as the King of Pop himself…there was just something about MJ’s dancing which was…more natural…like he was gliding. I always thought when watching Michael that EVERYTHING he did was like a dance…walking, running, every movement seemed executed with elegance ….I miss that. :-(

  • Krystal Tucker

    Chris Brown sobbing on stage could of been about all that he’s been through in the last year or so. Men having feelings to, he’s ready for the world to forgive him. Everyone makes mistakes, some just make bigger ones than others. It’s time to forgive the man!!!! With all that said he did a fantastic job with his performance!!!

  • http://www.jamaicamyway.com Jamaica My Way

    I think people just need to drop what the dude did last year and give him some credit for trying to remain in the entertainment bizz. Does anyone take into account that he KNOWS what everyone thinks of him and is pushing forward anyways?

    For those who wrote negative reviews….what if you beat your girlfriend and everyone hated you? Would you keep writing your articles KNOWING everyone’s criticizing them and not taking your seriously? Or would you put your pen down and quit?

    I don’t agree with what he did either but there has to be a point in time where the person has paid their penance and moves forward. Entertainment is his job….do you all expect him to quit just because you don’t like him???

    Amen LOL.

  • jbeckford

    in response to jamaica my way…he can keep making all the music he wants…i don’t have to listen or buy it. i don’t support men who beat women…his penance is that he LOST his career over it.

  • leigh

    i believe he broke down b/c he was finally able to perform and to hear his peers cheering for him was probably a humbling experience. it’s probably something he longed to hear. Prior to this, actually a couple weeks/months after the incident he was putting himself out there way to much (and not in a good way), forcing things to happen,such as; putting music out, harassing radio stations to put his music on rotation, etc. when in reality he needed to be low key and out of the media. hopefully he truly has learning his lesson, so that he can move on. he needs to forgive himself first before people forgive him.

  • HD

    Chris Brown was banned from paying tribute to Michael Jackson at last year’s awards. I think his emotions were honest. I think it terrible that some media reporting would write such negative, judgemental articles about this YOUNG man. I am sure that many of those writers have made mistakes or done things that they are not proud of – but, we will never know their indescretions. Leave Chris alone and let him do what he does! Make music and win the hearts of his fans! We love you Chris!

  • http://twitter.com/BrandonJovan Brandon Hall

    I agree with jbeckfold 10 fold and furthermore that performance honestly wasn’t special I mean anyone in R & B and pop could have done that Jason Derulo, Justin Timberlake, Mario, Omarion, Marcus Houston you name em, people have that choreography down pat.

    Honestly it was half-decent before the crocodile tears appeared, but once they showed there strategically timed face it was over and the gimmick was revealed.

  • http://AOL ANDREA

    YOUR DUMB! A MAN SHOULD NOT BE PUNISHED FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE BECAUSE OF A MISTAKE HE MADE IN HIS YOUTH. HE DID HIS TIME AND SHE WISH SHE STILL HAD HIM SO WHO ARE U TO SAY HIS CAREER IS OVER. HE IS A TALENTED YOUNG MAN AND HE HAS LOTS OF YEARS AHEAD OF HIM TO DO GREAT THINGS. THINGS THAT WILL OUT WEIGH WHAT HAPPENED A YEAR AGO. JUST MOVE ON WITH YOUR LIFE HE OBVIOUSLY IS DOING SO WITH HIS OR MAYBE U NEED A LIFE.

  • http://AOL ANDREA

    BRANDON YOUR A HATER AND U SOUND LIKE CHRIS BROWN HAS DONE MORE WITH HIS LIFE AT AGE 18 THEN U WILL EVER WITH YOURS. STOP THE HATE AND GET YOURSELF TOGETHER. I LOVE U CHRIS. ITS NEVER TO LATE TO BE GREATER THEN U WERE.

  • http://AOL ANDREA

    MY FIRST COMMENTS WERE FOR JBECKFOLD

  • http://twitter.com/BrandonJovan Brandon Hall

    @ ANDREA your hilarious and nice use of CAPS to make you point and come across like a civil respectable mature human being, not child-like at all.

    Heres a dose of reality, what he did “in his youth” was just “a year ago” so please stop acting like 10 years have passed the bulk of us still haven’t and possible never will let bygones be bygones. This guy has never once come across with sincere regret over anything he has done other than losing his career.

  • http://AOL ANDREA

    I THINK HIS PERSONAL LIFE IS HIS AND PEOPLE NEED TO GET OVER HIS I REPEAT HIS PERSONAL LIFE. AND GET YOUR OWN. IT SEEMS A BLACK MAN CANT GET A BREAK IN THIS COUNTRY AND ITS GETTING PRETTY SAD. KOBE WAS FORGIVEN AND STILL KEPT HIS WIFE. NONE OF YOU ARE RELATED TO THIS TALENTED YOUNG MAN AND SHOULD JUST KEEP IT MOVING.

  • http://AOL ANDREA

    HEY BRANDON WAS RHIANNA YOU RELATIVE SHE IS OVER IT YOU NEED TO BE ALSO. DO YOU THINK THEY ARE WORRYING ABOUT THINGS GOING ON IN YOUR LIFE I DONT. EVERYONE HAS THE RIGHT TO LIVE THEIR LIFE. WHO ARE TO CONDEMN A PERSON FOR HIS MISTAKE. ARE U WITHOUT SIN. YEAH THINK ABOUT IT. U ARE NOT FAMOUS SO WHO WOULD REALLY CARE ABOUT WHAT U HAVE DONE WRONG. WHY DOES HE HAVE TO KEEP APOLOGIZING YOUR NOT EVEN A FAN SO U NEED TO JUST KEEP IT MOVING WHY POST ANYTHING AT ALL. IF YOU WOULDNT BY A CD WHY MAKE ANY COMMENTS.

  • http://twitter.com/BrandonJovan Brandon Hall

    @ ANDREA yet again

    I think I can speak for alot of people when I say I have a strong disdain for those who put their violent hands on woman. That wasn’t a mistake you dont just suddenly start beating on woman and stop. It was one horrific incident I’m sure shes faced alot more abuse under the radar from him, and when those pictures came out of her bloody beaten face it set of fire works and certainly didn’t help that the jackass was all smiles and jet skiing just a few days later as if nothing ever happened.

    Yes Rihanna MOVED on cause she had to I’m sure she didn’t want to relive that experience again because of bitter, so we’ll be bitter for her.

    Why comment , cause I have an opinion and Im allowed to speak on it.

    Oh and in my defense no one else bought his CD either~

  • miss thang

    I think you need to get over it…it’s fine that you don’t want to support him, but to hold a grudge is pretty childish.

  • The Wycked Truth

    You know who also cried rather convincingly? Rihanna, when Chris Brown beat and BIT her to a bloody pulp.

  • http://www.twitter.com/raya_sunsh1ne Raya_Sunsh1ne

    We’ve all done something JUST as foul as what CB did. Some of us cheat, some of us abuse illegal drugs, some of us abuse alcohol, sh!t, some of us steal! And in our past, some of us have even abused women (or even men). Even God and the Good Book says to forgive and forget. Even Ri-Ri forgave him; she’s been seen WITH or AROUND him since then and I do believe that they have remained friends. If the person he HIT can forgive him, what are YOU holding a grudge for?? I believe it’s fair for some people to continue to boycott his music.. Some of us may be PERFECT and can therefore judge others, but, even as a woman, I forgive him (this time) and WILL say that next time (IF there is a next time) I won’t be so forgiving. But he’s young, he’s apologized, he’s done his “time”/punishment, he’s even tried to redeem himself… so give the young man a chance. Gee whiz… P.S., CB isn’t that good of an actor (I’ve seen his movies) to pull up tears on cue… so I seriously doubt that those tears and ugly @ss sobs were just a publicity stunt. I think he felt the crowd and felt forgiveness, and he felt relief in his PERFECT performance and was humbled by it all.

    • Becky Bain

      Allow me to chime in here, but, cheating on somebody or using drugs or alcohol is completely different than beating somebody senseless. And not everybody has done that. I know I haven’t.

  • mamasfav1

    Has that ship not sailed? Some of you need to forgive and forget. Only God,Rhianna and Chris knows what happened in that car. Who are we to judge? None of us are perfect….If we stayed focused on Bad things we would remember what happened in the 50′s and 60′s. That said,alot of things would not have come to pass and we’d still be segregated. So get yourself a life and let Chris Brown live his. Stevie Wonder could see he was sincere. “JUDGE YE NOT FOR WE ALL SHALL BE JUDGED”.

  • CupCake1985

    I was bawling like a baby @ the end of this song. <3

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Maria-G-Carbajal/1001018828 Maria G Carbajal

    i think that all you people who didnt support him anymore after what he did & support him now just fakes. it took you guys, for him to break down like this, to like his music again. true fans dont stop liking someone for a mistake. chris did GREAT of course hes not gonna do every move like michael jackson. the point was that michaels family took the time to ask chris to do this TRIBUTE for MJ. they knew that no one could come close to MJs moves like he would be able to. & he did amazingg ! i thought he did great. & i never stopped loving his music. i cried through it all. especially at the end. AS LONG AS CHRIS BROWN DIDNT HIT ME , HES GOT MY 100% SUPPORT. seriously this happened about a year ago , get over it already ! i dont support women beaters. but because hes chris brown my opinion of him will never change ♥

  • TC

    All in all, what seems to be lost throughout this entire comment board, is that this was a performance done in honor of the late, great Michael Jackson. Chris Brown’s indiscretions have nothing to do wth that. I think im quite disgusted at how fast crtitical comments and feedback can cast an ugly, negative shadow over something that was supposed to be memorable and touching.

    Shame on all who have shown nothing but disdain because they are too negative and close-minded to even ‘imagine’ the Big picture.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Micole-Watson-Parvis/1291470402 Micole Watson Parvis

    I really think his tears were real but came from a different reason other than publicity. As we all know, Chris Brown had a patch in his life since the Rhianna situation: his career suffered greatly, he lost his girlfriend, criminal charges etc. Not to mention the possible emotion issues he probably had before The song itself “Man in the Mirror ” is a highly emotional song and I think the song brought some emotions he had been had bottled up since all this has occurred. not to mention on stage paying tribute to his idol. It seems as if he had a breakthrough with himself at that moment. I’m hoping he’s asking the man in the mirror to change his ways. Rhianna not that damn innocent and Chris Brown was never perfect. Let he without sin cast the first stone

  • J

    Brandon is right. The whole Rihanna incident is too fresh in people’s minds. Only time can heal that would so Chris may as well stop begging and faking and give people time. Now regarding that performance, the dancing was good, but I agree with Brandon, there are plenty of other artist out there that could have done that and probably better, but it was good, I’ll give him that. But the whole emotional breakdown………….. was FAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Is his name Prince or Blanket?, cause dam you would have thought he was Michael’s son the way he broke down! He really over did it! If he had just stuck with a few tears he may have gotten away with it. But the whole fall out on the stage and walking off the stage, PLEASE, SO FAKE!!! He even picked that song because he knows it’s an emotional song and would make it much easier for him to conjure up some fake tears. Everybody cries when they hear that song. That performance didn’t prove how much he’s changed or how sorry he is, it proved how childish and selfish he STILL is. That was so selfish. To take an opportunity to honor someone we all love and miss as an opportunity to score some sympathy points and increase his record sales! People that cried with him were crying because they miss Michael, not his selfish ass! He on the other hand wasn’t crying for Michael or Rihanna, only for himself because he knew this was his last chance to pull his career off the ground, but it backfired on him. Everybody loved Michael Jackson and a lot of people are pissed that he used this event to draw attention to himself and have lost even more respect for him. It may have gotten him the spot light for a few days, but lets see if it increases his record sales!

  • Bianca

    . i aqree with u 100%, i mean like wtf he didnt have 2 cry 2 qet y’all 2 like him aqain… Chris was hurt; Nd i was with him with every step he took…. & no sh*t Chris aint qon do every move like Michael budt i knw for sure he did a damn qood job on thee awardz… & if yhu feel any different then wat i feel yhu can qo 2 hell !

  • SHERRELL

    i really agree with you. i love chris brown and he had that incident it didnt change how felt…and to see him break down like that hurt me. as he was crying so was i because i felt his pain. people going around saying him crying was all a fake but i know that those were real tears. he cried for michael, but he also cried for hisself. chris brown is human and its only natural tha he dry for the death of someone. RIP MICHAEL JACKSON… KEEP YOUR HEAD UP CHRIS BROWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • Bianca

    . NOW, bitch… let me tell you abt yo self; every mu’fcker aint like you & Dnt nobodie knw wat really happend budt Rihanna Nd Christopher , i feel tht if you aint tlk 2 anyone of them you shouldnt have nuthinq to say… ilovee you Christopher FOREVER & ALWAYz; #TeamBreezy i live for it !

  • boom

    People are such idiots. The tears were obviously real. I think it had less to do with Michael but more about his situation the song Man in the Mirror applied to him so much, its an emotional track.The dude has been through alot, all his peers turned against him. Its been his 1st televised (besides the haiti tribute) performance in a year and a half.

  • http://lovefashionandme.blogspot.com SarahJane

    No man should ever hit a woman, point blank. However, no one should every physically fight anyone, whether it’s a man vs. man, woman vs. woman, or opposite sex fighting. God doesn’t approve of any of it. Yes, he he abused Rihanna, everyone knows that. However, his sin is not greater than any sin any of us have done. No one is high and mighty around here, an the only person who has a right to judge him for his actions is God. So save all of the criticism about his personal life for yourself, because it truly doesn’t matter in His eyes. That being said, Chris Brown is hurting just like everyone else still is from Michael Jackson’s death. I cried like many others did. Just because he hit a woman doesn’t mean his emotions are not genuine. I am so sick of people making one mistake celebrities make a staple for their personality and their character. Whitney Houston did crack, yet we praise her for coming above it all. Crack and Abuse are both sins, and every sin is equal. Premarital sex is a sin, and is just as equal as abuse in God’s eyes. But back to his performance. His tears were genuine, his emotions got the best of him. He delivered an amazing performance, paying homage to someone who even said he admired Chris Brown. MJ knew the potential Chris Brown had, and he respected him. If we look at the scrutiny and hate Chris Brown faces, isn’t it not the equivalent to that of MJ? MJ death with years of hatred and bashing of his name and credibility, yet only in his death does he finally get the respect and love he deserved. Chris Brown is going through that similar hate. Are we going to wait until the main hangs himself to get rid of it before we decided he had the potential to be one of the greats? Or are we going to correct the mistakes we made with MJ and give Chris Brown the chance to live a dream similar to his idols? Stop this hate, the madness is only going to have the same result. We couldn’t save Michael, we couldn’t help him avoid people who hurt him, but we can save Chris Brown,

  • J

    Whatever, get over it! Chris Brown is a has been, with his woman beating fake crying a…..! He ain’t sorry for what he did to Rihanna, he’s sorry it destroyed his career! I hope he never sells another record so he can be an example to other artist out there that think they can beat women and get away with it. Only ignorant people fell for that fake act he put on the other night. If that shoe fits you, wear it! Hey Chris, go get a job at McDonald’s flipping burgers. LOL!!!

  • http://hea quail

    U rite

  • ARONA

    Stop hating on chris, I thought he did a wonderful job..let’s give him the benefit of the doubt,maybe he was crying for michael or maybe he was crying for all the bashing he has gotten since rhianna got him in so much trouble or maybe both ,who knows only he does.. rhianna go figure you are not all that either in my eyesight.. you turned on chris to save your self ..you started it all…

  • Anicka

    CB is just a man!! What he did was not OK at all. We’ve all lost our temper and said and done things we shouldn’t have. Have I ever hit someone out of anger? YES!! Did I regret it? Sometimes..I’m not a horrible person and I do not condone men hitting women or women hitting men! If you are not gonna support him anymore than don’t. I don’t agree with Jay Z or Bey boycotting but hey its up to them. In the end we either love him or we don’t. To post comments against him is the same thing as emotional abuse, which sometimes hurts more and takes longer t heal. So I say if we can forgive Charlie Sheen, Kobe, etc why can’t we forgive CB I mean he is a kid!! Kids do supid sh*t!! Right!!

  • Tetteh

    I THINK IT WAS REAL CUTE WHEN HE CRIED…CHRIS HAS BEEN THROUGH ALOT IN THE PASS THE SONG ” MAN IN THE MIRROR GAVE HIM A REACTION…I WILL ALWAYS SUPPORT HIM LOVE YOU CHRIS BROWN…I NEVER STOPPED..LOLZ

  • Teteth
  • http://www.alumniroundup.com RRR

    In this day and age of REALITY TV shows, I guess we have to ask if tears are “real.” But my question is, “What do you mean by REAL?”

    I saw the show, the tears looked real to me. Chris appeared to be break-down. Now, I don’t believe Chris said WHY he was crying. So where does the questioning of their validity come in to play?

    CHRIS MAY HAVE CRIED BECAUSE:
    1. He was happy to be back on stage, he has been denied since his Feb. 2009 incident.
    2. He actually thought about what the words in “Man in the Mirror” meant, and he felt some kind of way about it.
    3. Chris danced too hard…and hurt himself…and charlie horses hurt..
    4.His pants were too tight.
    5.He was flustered after dancing so hard, and merely forgot the words to “Man In The Mirror.”

    …I mean I could go on and on. But there are plenty of reasons WHY Chris was crying. Who are we to judge?

    My question is WHEN DO WE GIVE THIS KID A BREAK??

    READ my story, tell me what you think: “WHY IS CHARLIE SHEEN BETTER THAN CHRIS BROWN?”

    http://www.alumniroundup.com/2010/06/op-ed-why-is-charlie-sheen-better-than-chris-brown/

  • TTJ

    I think he was geniuine, he was finally able to perform. people been bashing him for way to long. GET OVER IT. all these actors/actresses and entertainers out here as crack heads alcholic and so on and so forth are easily forgiving and there GROWN ASS PEOPLE. RKELLY pissed on and had sex with a minor he was quickly forgiving, whitney houston is a crackhead forgiving. he makes a mistake as a young man and people are to ignorant to forgive but call themselves people of GOD. God forgives over and over and over. Let him live, his talent is way more gifted then his mistak. HELL rihanna aint even that talented for me to feel sorry for her.

  • beachgrl88

    People are sick and devilsih….Did Chris Brown beat you up? NO!!!!! Let it go seriously. He is human and they BOTH made a mistake.. Put yourself in his shoes his whole life is put on display for our ENTERTAINMENT. ONLY his ex, himself and GOD knows what happened in that car and my womanly intincts tell me that Rihanna is no VICTIM she is just the one who called the police first. IF GOD gave His only begotten son to forgive us of our sins who are we not to forgive and honestly its not our forgiveness or even Rihanna’s that he should care about it’s the Lords. Chris’s talented is wonderful he did MJ so much justice better than any of the other superstars have (sorry) and Im am elated he can share his gift with the world. I was so HappY for him on Sunday . So what he cried hell I would have too.. hes been through a lot this pass year while that girl is walking around in a field of roses. She ought to be ashmaed of herself. The truth shall set you free. As far as Jay Z and Beyonce are concerned I have lost a considerable amount of respect for them. Beyonce who I believe is one of the greats is so hypocritical ( I thought you grew up in the church) and Jay Z everyone knows that YOU HIT WOMEN so climb off your high horse. As a MAN and mentor you should have embraced Chris and used there situation and influence as a means to educate the youth on domestic violence. This BOY at the time made a MISTAKE like ALL of us do it just so happens that CNN doesnt care about ours. I hate to say this but I also believe that all this negative exposure has alot to do with his race just like Michael Vick and Tiger Woods but nobody seems to expoilt Ben Rothesburger, Sandra’s Husband or even Bill Clinton.. The world needs to change. Chris keep ur head Baby VA forever. God Loves YOU and those that dont Should Just Leave you ALONE!!!!

  • Soraya

    If even one girl takes from Chris Brown the idea that it is OK for a man to hit you, then his disservice is greater than crying on stage can repair.

  • Kellz

    The purpose of his crying shouldn’t matter…..It was real emotion what ever the reason was. Stop being so judgemental and take a look in your own personal mirror and see if you are a perfect person. Yes hitting her was wrong . However if he has asked GOD to forgive him that is all that matters. We all do wrong there is no perfect person there is no BIG SIN IT’S ALL SIN.

  • Dawn

    What is wrong with you americans or whoever. Chris Brown is just a kid and is human like anyone else. My God! Give him a break. We all make mistakes. The boy admits to his wrong doing and I believe he has learned a lesson. Chris Brown is very talented. He is the only one I’ve seen so far that can do MJ. I forgive Chris Brown so why can’t you. He can be a positive role model to other guys who made mistakes by not controlling their anger. Come on let Chris Brown off the hook. By the way I heard Rihanna hit him first. I feel if any woman can dish it out, they should be able to take it.

  • Dawn

    OH please, Give Chris Brown a break. He is very young and has a lot to learn. Don’t act like you never did nothing wrong. Let’s admit it Chris Brown is talented.

  • Teresa

    Chris Brown is human. He made a mistake. So have the rest of us. Let us not be judgemental, lest we be judged. If Joy Behar or anyone of us made a mistake, we would appreciate everyone to forgive us and let us move on with our lives. Chris is no different. I’m disappointed in Joy Behar to be so judgemental in this matter!

  • D. Cunningham

    I am so thankful that GOD is so much more forgiving than the world is! When you do wrong, you try to atone for your sinsand pray that you never go down that path again. But we all fall, even everyone who is so hard on Chris Brown. I know you say, but I haven’t beat a woman; you may not have. But you may have hurt someone that left deeper scars than fists ever could. I’m not saying we should condon what Chris Brown did, far from it. But I think that everyone should be given a second chance, if you see they truely regret what they did. Would you want GOD to judge you so harshly? I think not.

  • Lisa

    Really? Yeah, he beat Rihanna. But everyone deserves a second chance. That was a YEAR AGO. Get over it. She doesnt have any brusies so why does it matter anymore? And Rihanna isnt all that great either. She put someone elses career down to help hers. And thats not right either. But people are still looking at her like she is innocent but she isnt. Apperently she did something to really piss him off and shes wrong for even pushing his buttons that way. But anyways, Just leave him alone. Everyone makes mistakes he isnt perfect. And there are sooooo many women beaters out there. So why are yall just getting mad at Chris Brown? What about all those other people out there killing people and raping little kids? I dont see yall making their lives harder. So just leave Chris alone. He deserves his career. You might not admit it but inside you know that Chris Brown is a really good dancer and singer. And every time he comes back Rihanna is gonna say something to push him back down. So, I LOVE CHRIS BROWN CAUSE HE ISNT PERFECT.

  • getoveritmoveon

    We will ALL have to answer for our actions here on earth to God almighty one day! So in the mean time let’s love each other and forgive one another…why do some people feel they have the right to judge and hold grudges? Are you so perfect in your life? I can gurantee NO ONE can say “yes, I’m perfect”. So, let’s instead of judging and point fingers pray for him and one another.