Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Lloyd Exlains His Chris Brown Comment

Ever since Chris Brown took to the BET Awards stage to pay tribute to Michael Jackson, talks about whether his teary breakdown was genuine or not has been fluttering around like a loose plastic bag on a windy day.

So when a video(courtesy of showed Lloyd implying that he told Chris to shed some tears to regain fan appeal, those who marked Chris Brown's breakdown as a publicity had a little more ammo.

Lloyd taking note of how his words were taken literal, took to his blog and released a statement pointing out what he really meant to say.

In his words,

“I consider Chris a friend. He's been through a lot in the past couple years. I never told him to go on stage and cry. We spoke recently, and I told him as a friend that people hadn't really seen him be vulnerable about his situation last year [with Rihanna]. I thought he was holding back and needed to let that emotion out. Him crying at the BET Awards was real, I could feel it.” said Lloyd.

He went on to say, “I think he cried about a number of things. About the fact that he thought people would hate him forever because of one mistake. Feeling that love on stage was probably overwhelming. Plus MJ being gone and him performing "Man in the Mirror", that song is powerful, especially for his situation. It pushed him over the edge.”

Responding to the many blogs and fans that took Lloyd’s comments as a negative statement against Chris Brown, Lloyd offered this response, “To say that he was faking or that I'm hating on him, that's some bull shit. Last week asked me what artist most embodied MJ. I told them it was Chris. I never saw MJ perform live, but he [Chris Brown] is the closest thing I've witnessed. Chris is back, and I'm just as excited as his fans are. It's just frustrating that people want to make everything negative.”

Not sure if the statement will help with the banter, but it sure makes a few things clear.

In the future, perhaps Lloyd will consider being more aware and careful with his words; especially when the situation he is discussing is ultra delicate like this one.

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