Apparently, Brown was supposed to participate in the Jacko tribute at LA's Shrine Auditorium, but Jay-Z pulled the plug on the plans. "Jay-Z wasn't having it. He threatened to pull out of the show if Chris was involved, so BET dropped Chris," the New York Post quoted a source as saying.
A representative for Brown said: "That's not true -- he was never confirmed to perform." Brown was close to Jackson and performed 'Thriller' at the World Music Awards in 2006.
New York (ANI): Rapper Jay-Z thrashed Chris Brown's hopes of returning on stage at the BET Awards, in a bid to pay tribute to late King of Pop Michael Jackson. Brown has been low-key since beating up his ex-girlfriend (and Jay-Z's artist), Rihanna, earlier this year.