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?