Since the death of Michael Jackson the other day there has been much speculation about what BET will do to honor him at their annual BET Awards which will air Sunday night. Our friend from Midnight PR sent us a message on Twitter confirming his performance.
We were on Twitter when his death was announced and everyone has been throwing around names and suggestions for a fitting tribute. Chris Brown’s name came up several times. I’ve seen about 50% of the people for his participation and about 50% against.
You can’t help but see the influence that Michael Jackson had on Chris Brown when you see him in concert or watch one of his videos. Prior to his recent legal problems, I would have said that his participation in a tribute was 100% absolutely mandatory.
Now, I don’t know.
If the purpose of the Tribute is to honor the music and legacy of Michael Jackson, why taint the celebration with more controversy. Yes, Chris Brown will bring ratings (his With You video on YouTube has been watched 94+ million times) but aren’t people going to watch already?
Yesterday, I predicted that tomorrow’s television broadcast of the BET Awards will be the networks highest watched show ever. EVER.
They don’t need Chris Brown for that to happen.
But, as usual, BET took the low road for ratings.
Will I be watching?
Of course I will.