This morning, I awoke to find all the urban blogs raving about convicted woman beater, Chris Brown's Michael Jackson tribute last night. Black folk are an oddly forgiving bunch when it comes to our criminals.
A grown man can urinate on a 13-year-old girl -- or use a young woman's face as a punching bag. But if he can sing or dance, he's redeemed in our eyes! It's a good thing black folks don't control the criminal justice system or our celebrities would never be charged with any crimes!
Chris Brown's performance was at once the most horrendous tribute I have ever seen on live television! Did he even practice his routine at all? He came out lip syncing to Michael Jackson's vocals. Didn't he have the time to re-record the lyrics?
And although Brown's choreography was noteworthy, the fact is, any Michael Jackson impersonator from the youngest to the oldest would have put Brown's dance routine to shame last night. I was not impressed.
Then, in what can only be described as one of the most shameless, calculated publicity stunts ever in BET's history, Brown begins to perform Jackson's classic, "Man in the Mirror," only to break down in tears as if on cue!
Only the #teambreezy d*ckriders fell for his crocodile tears. Though, to be honest, I've never seen a man that despondent over the loss of his career and livelihood (that's what he was really crying about). His Oscar winning performance begs the question: why didn't he do this last year? Maybe he canceled last year's MJ tribute because he couldn't cry on cue?
As someone pointed out this morning on Twitter: did Breezy cry for Rihanna?
The tweets about Brown's PR stunt from last night were equally as laughable. Everyone on my timeline was unified in their belief that CB's horrid performance was his redemption song.
The reality is that white folks have decided that Chris Brown's career is dead and buried -- and they are not as forgiving as the kool-aid drinkers on Twitter.
But one tweet stood out from the rest of the kool-aid soaked kudos. The only one that gave a true, unbiased, less than 140-character review of Brown's pathetic performance:
Oh, and this one too!