The three-and-a-hour show at the Shrine Auditorium featured singer Chris Brown and rappers Lil Wayne, Rick Ross and DJ Khaled all on double-duty, each taking to the stage twice to perform songs.
Brown (21) also went up on stage another four times to collect his awards. The success will surely help his comeback that began with his Michael Jackson tribute at last year’s BET Awards, stalled a little over a smashed mirror incident but continued with his album “F.A.M.E.”
Brown has been trying to rebuild his image since pleading guilty to assaulting his then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009. Things seemed to be going OK until he reportedly smashed up his dressing room after an appearance on “Good Morning America.”
But at the 2001 BET Awards, things were looking good. He was named best male R&B artist and won the best collaboration award for his song “Look At Me Now” with Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes. The three performed together on a medley of Brown’s songs.
Brown also thanked his fans for their support on what he admitted had been “a long road.” He said, “I appreciate every blessing in front of me.”
Brown returned to the stage to join Big Sean on his song, “My Last”, and again he also closed the show from a bicycle, alongside host Kevin Hart on a Segway scooter.
There were more awards for Chris Brown, though, as Hart announced that Brown also won the Fandemonium award and the Viewers’ Choice award.
It was quite a night for Chris Brown.