Chris Brown Shines At The BET 2011 Awards
June 27, 2011 at 3:54 AM (PT)
CHRIS BROWN was the big winner at the 2011 BET AWARDS, with five trophies, including male R&B artist and video of the year. It was a big comeback for BROWN, who two years ago was sentenced to five years of probation and six months of community labor for his assault on pop star, and his then girlfriend, RIHANNA (NET NEWS 8/26/2009).
"All my fans are everything to me," BROWN said while accepting the award for male R&B artist. "I know it's been a long road. I just appreciate every blessing that's been put in front of me."
THE LOS ANGELES TIMES reports, "Former DESTINY’S CHILD member KELLY ROWLAND sent tongues wagging with a steamy performance of her #1 single 'Motivation,' alongside crooner TREY SONGZ. After a handful of stalls for her serially delayed disc, 'Here I Am,' it was no surprise that all eyes were on her for the performance, especially as her last BET showing came at the tail end of a number from her more famous ex-bandmate BEYONCÉ."
BEYONCÉ did make an apperance via satellite from her GLASTONBURY festival debut, where she performed her new single "End of Time."
"Other winners included WIZ KHALIFIA for new artist and KANYE WEST for male hip-hop artist," notes THE TIMES. "NICKI MINAJ was all laughs when she won for female hip-hop artist, as expected."