Chris Brown Finds A Supporter In Jermaine Jackson After MJ Tribute

Jun 30th, 2010 // 4 Comments

It may be too early to determine if public favor is swinging back into Chris Brown’s court following his Michael Jackson tribute at the BET Awards on Sunday evening, but the Fan Of A Fan singer/rapper seems to have at least found support in the form of MJ’s brother, Jermaine Jackson. “To see [Chris'] performance, it was very emotional for me, because it was an acceptance from his fans from what has happened to him and also paying tribute to my brother,” told Extra. “It was just a spectacular moment.” Catch the rest of Jackson’s interview below.

In a poll we posted on Monday, we asked Idolator readers what they thought of Breezy’s performance at the awards gig—particularly when he broke down in tears while attempting to sing “Man In The Mirror.” Fifty-nine percent felt that he just needed a chance for the public to be reminded he’s a human being with real feelings, while 41% just weren’t buying Brown’s crying game.

Meanwhile, Jermaine continued to weigh on the “Forever” singer’s first major public performance since pleading guilty to felony assault charges involving Rihanna last summer.

“How can he learn from his mistakes if you don’t give him a chance? He needs that,” the 55-year-old performer said. “I love Rihanna, and I’m not supporting what he did, but I support him [as a singer] 100 percent… I’m just very emotional just knowing what has happened. Chris Brown is a human being, and we all make mistakes. We can’t condemn him for what has happened. We hope he has learned from it.”

Here’s Jermaine’s full interview with Extra:

That’s quite a post-scandal endorsement—albeit from a member of a family who knows quite a bit about enduring public scandals.

Do you agree with Michael’s brother? Is it finally time for people to forgive Chris Brown and let him move on with his life and career?


  1. Gag me with a spoon, its definitely not time to forgive not for me I dont see that happening in the near future. He can go on with his life all he wants to more power to him but, much like the Titanic his career is sunk

    And isn’t there some type of irony having this abusive woman beating asswipe do a tribute to MJ when MJ was reportedly extremely abused as a child himself? Doesn’t seem right to me.

  2. The Power of Love

    I agree with Jermaine. Chris Brown’s breakdown was genuine and real. The MJ song he attempted to sing is a very emotional song by itself and to compound that with the fact that Brown was finally paying tribute to his idol and he could relate to Micheal and what he had endured from the media when he was alive was just overwhelming for him.

    The sleeze bag media perpetuates this type of nonsense and ruin people’s lives in the process. Chris Brown have suffered enough…he is definitely forgiven! He should be recognized for his talents and not for a mistake he made at 19 y.o.

    I will never forgive the media and it’s hounds for what they did to Michael Jackson while he was alive. They sent Michael to his grave with false accusations and ridicule. The same thing they’re trying to do to Chris Brown. We will not allow this to happen to another one of our brother. Black folks will always support Chris Brown. We have money to spend, too.

  3. I really don’t think his was the best tribute ever. Impossible. I dont know how I feel about those tears either. He was probably just caught up in the moment.

    Do u agree with this?

  4. crusindeb

    God forgive me for what I am about to say…what did Michael need to do to get back into the good graces of the media & American society? He had to die huh? Michael did NOTHING wrong yet was crucified unjustly. Even in death the media and haters are still crucifying him – SHAME! It’s disgusting how the wrongs done to Michael are always downlplayed and overshadowed by other’s drama in they eyes of the media. Why is it okay for society to forgive Chris Brown violently beating a woman? Domestic violence is a horrendous crime! Hello what is wrong with this picture???? ALOT!!! Nothing against Chris Brown and it is not my place to pass judgment upon him. However, I cannot turn a blind eye to the all the injustice, lies and slander against Michael Jackson, a decent, kind, generous and loving man who did not deserve the way he was judged in the court of public opinion. No peace until there is justice for Michael. FOREVER LUVU MICHAEL!!! God Bless and protect you and your children.

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