07/31/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Chris Brown Kept Away From BET Awards

Chris Brown was a no-show at Sunday night's BET Awards because producers pulled his performance at the last minute.

According to several insiders, Brown's appearance was considered risky business on a night honoring Michael Jackson. The "No Air" singer is facing negative publicity after pleading guilty to the February assault of his ex-girlfriend Rihanna.

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