Chris Brown Racks Up at BET Awards

June 27, 2011  |  

(CNN) — A mix up between a computer tablet and a teleprompter during Sunday’s BET Awards created an awkward moment that reminded viewers of Chris Brown’s domestic violence conviction on a night that otherwise was Brown’s triumph.  The 2011 BET Awards paid nostalgic and emotional tributes to several fallen stars and the living Patti LaBelle, but embattled hip hop singer Chris Brown dominated Sunday night’s show.  Brown, who admitted guilt two years ago to the brutal assault of ex-girlfriend Rihanna, won four trophies and performed twice during the telecast from Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium.  Brown broke down in tears on the same stage during the BET Awards a year ago while performing a tribute to Michael Jackson. Ironically, Rihanna was mistakenly announced as the winner of the Coca-Cola Viewers Choice Award near the end of Sunday’s telecast. BET later clarified that Brown was the “viewers choice,” not Rihanna.

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