It was the night of the comeback at the 2010 BET Awards, with KanYe West opening the show on top a psedo-volcano with his new single “Power”. The egotistical rapper made his first award show performance since the Taylor debacle at the 2009 VMAs. The old school also made a return. El DeBarge performed his hit Rhythm f the Night and debuted his new single, “Problems.”
But the biggest comeback (and moment) of the night was a Michael Jackson tribute by Chris Brown. The performance began with the troubled singer behind a curtain, and he soon went from “The Way You Make Me Feel” to “Remember the Time”. After a slick LED breakdown into “Smooth Criminal”, the gifted singer and dancer did as much justice as possible to the Kind of Pop, replicating his iconic 1983 MOTOWN 25th moonwalk. Brown then broke down as he performed the first few lines of “Man In the Mirror”. Perhaps it was the heaviness of performing a tribute to his hero, his tarnished career or both that drove him to tears. A surprised crowd helped him finished the song.
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Source: BET, E! Online