The 2009 BET Awards were supposed to be a tribute to the memory of Michael Jackson, but after being around for so many years this network still can’t seem to get things right. In honoring the King of Pop they had Jamie Foxx give a comedic opening in retro Michael Jackson wear and showing off his cameltoe before doing a full stage moonwalk. They had Ne-Yo singing The Lady In My Life, but when they could have tried to get the likes of Mariah Carey, Chris Brown, and Justin Timberlake to join in honoring the legend they didn’t. Their are even rumors that Chris Brown wanted to be on hand to perform a tribute, but was blocked by Jay-Z from doing so. Janet Jackson did give a moving speech thanking the fans for all of their love and support.
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