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Chris Brown & Rihanna

In BET Awards Screw-Up

6/27/2011 5:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Wanna see a REALLY, REALLY awkward moment at the BET Awards??? Look no further ... 

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Some "lucky" BET viewers were chosen to present the viewer's choice award at the show last night ... but there was a HUGE mistake ... because someone put the wrong name on the teleprompter. 

So the lucky fan read the winner as "Chris Brown" ... but quickly recanted and said, "I'm sorry, the winner is Rihanna."  But that wasn't the case either ... 

Despite the fact that Rihanna's name appeared on the video screen as the winner ... one of the presenters chimed in for a THIRD time and announced Drake as the winner!!! Drake then appeared on stage to collect his trophy. 

Drake gave a short speech and described the whole thing as awkward. Understatement. 

After the awards, a BET rep announced that Brown was the correct winner -- and chalked the whole thing up to a "human error" on the part of BET producers.

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16.

Cella    

Wow - White people playing the victim card and whining. What is the world coming to?

Canon - Glen Campbell, Frank Sinatra & Vince Neil to name a few. Go ahead and google the rest. I have work to do, I can't do everything.

1159 days ago
17.

Cujeaux    

lol! drake didn't waste any time grabbing the trophy. He was probably worried they would change their minds again. It wouldn't surprise me if he refused to give it back.

1159 days ago
18.

Woot    

I'm so sad to see all the racism on this board. :o(

Come on, people.... we're better than that!

1159 days ago
19.

Danielle    

Why are people dissing the presentor, looks like it was a BET error.

1159 days ago
20.

cartoonist1983    

To all the people complaining there's no TV stations dedicated to only white people, have you never heard of CBS,NBC,and ABC? And if you wanna see an award ceremony congratulating a whole bunch of white actors jus*****ch the golden globes and academy awards.

1159 days ago
21.

dont hate    

To all you racist white people it must be killing you that your president is black…. I can’t believe the TMZ allows all you dumb ass racist SOB to write the kind of ignorant comments and not delete it…. And for the dumb ass that is talking about BET and not WET, don’t you realize that ever other station is WET (white entertainment television). You guys can hate on black people all you want because you’re the ones that’s going out there and buying the music, downloading the songs, and wearing the clothes…. Pretty much wanting be like us… so you’re just a closet right now… dumb assess, leave my black people along you stupid white trash….

1159 days ago
22.

Greg    

1 BET Award + $2.25 = 1 ride on the subway

1159 days ago
23.

Fed Up    

To all you racist white people it must be killing you that your president is black…. I can’t believe the TMZ allows all you dumb ass racist SOB to write the kind of ignorant comments and not delete it…. And for the dumb ass that is talking about BET and not WET, don’t you realize that ever other station is WET (white entertainment television). You guys can hate on black people all you want because you’re the ones that’s going out there and buying the music, downloading the songs, and wearing the clothes…. Pretty much wanting be like us… so you’re just a closet right now… dumb assess, leave my black people along you stupid white trash….

1159 days ago
24.

Just funnin...    

...so Drake won? Like from Nicks Drake and Josh? Wow thought that was a white kid?

1159 days ago
25.

G     

This story has nothing to do with reading you idiots. The person read the correct name each time but "someone put the wrong name on the teleprompter". Apparently some TMZ readers can't read!

1159 days ago
26.

whoareyou    

Who cares???????? It is BET, after all.

1159 days ago
27.

Carl    

I'm glad you gave the whole story here. KTLA made it seem like it was the woman saying the names that was screwing up.

1159 days ago
28.

Aitch    

Now that is EMBARRASSING!

1159 days ago
29.

OKS    

Totally embarrassing. I think the girl in the beginning did not have her reading glasses on and made a mistake and what language was the guy speaking that got the award?????????
It sure didn't sound like American English.
No education I guess.

1159 days ago
30.

Tara    

1. H-I-L-A-R-I-O-U-S
2. Justin Bieber was there. That's really cute.
3. Drake looks like he just rolled out of bed.

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