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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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HangoverPictures.com    

Don't you wish you could be that incompetent at your job?

1184 days ago
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as I was sayin    

This was a OMG moment. With Chris being the real winner in the end.

Otherwise the show was wonderful. Best BET award show ever. When the guys Kevin Hart and Nick Cannon and Nelly and Bobby Brown all did their skits, AWESOME. The whole show was good. Kelly Rowland was a HIT! She did so well with her song "MOTIVATION" she was the big winner! Kelly Rowland should be so proud of herself!

1184 days ago
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Sloane    

unfortunate
took a bit of Drakes' thunder away from him his win with the screw up
and then to add insult to injury as they say and end up having to take the award back!
despicable!
if I were Drake- even if I was the biggest star on the planet- I would think twice before accepting next years invite

Drake is one of the good guys..he's not like Chris Brown!

didn't see it but I'm sure he handled it as well as he could have under the cur***tances

what a nightmare and amateur production for that to happen!

1184 days ago
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JustaGuy    

Would it be politically incorrect for me to say
is it really that surprising those kinds of people can't read?

1184 days ago
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Ehécatl    

Why is BET using "lucky viewers" to present awards? Why arent' they using professionals? Sounds like a set-up to generate publicity.

1184 days ago
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Ehécatl    

Who were these ¨lucky viewers" chosen to present this award? Why doesn´t BET use professionals to present these awards? This whole arrangment sounds like a set-up to generate publicity.

1184 days ago
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as I was sayin    

Some people wanted to see Chris Brown and Rhianna on stage together - so when the mistake was made -Things got so quiet for a moment there.

B E T -- had a after party and Face Book lit up about Free's Butt. How big Free's Butt is. Free is a former host of 106 and Park. Hopefully BET will bring her back as a full time host of something on BET. Also, the Chris Brown moment is one reason people watch live tv --waiting on that OMG moment. Waiting on a slip up. Really the show was OUTSTANDING over all;

1184 days ago
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tink981    

What would the black community say if we had a TV station called WET (White Entertainment Television) and broadcasted WET awards just for white people. A little bit of racist, don't ya think. Racism goes both ways people....

1184 days ago
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as I was sayin    

GREAT JOB BET, can't hardly wait to see the rerun of this award show wonderful show and Patti Labelle was Awesome!

1184 days ago
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Janice    

Well, lynn: aren't we a little racist. Too bad.

1184 days ago
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The PMG    

PLEEEEEEASE! This is so pathetically staged. They should've said "And the winner is....Everyone that isn'*****ching this travesty!" BET - Making colored people look even more idiotic since 1980

1184 days ago
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The PMG    

@tink981 They do have that, its called any other channel.

1184 days ago
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anni    

That was not an oops moment. It was a planned bit which failed miserably.

1184 days ago
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Shread    

No real surprise here. It's BET.

1184 days ago
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Superman    

Awards shows are so dumb and fake as it is. I say it was a publicity stunt.

1184 days ago
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