The Chris Brown Effect? Despite 12 Nominations Drake Pulls Out Of 2013 BET Awards [Video]


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The 2013 BET Awards was going to be a nice showcase for Drake. The Toronto emcee was nominated for a whopping 12 awards and executives were banking on his star power to help boost ratings, but he called the morning of the event to say he wouldn't be showing up.


According to RadarOnline, producers were left scrambling trying to figure out what to do.


Everything is in flux,” a source said. “The producers are all pulling their hair out.”

Drake posted a message on his Twitter account that said he was staying home to work on his forthcoming third studio album, Nothing Was the Same.


Despite his excuse, many are speculating that the OVO boss simply didn't want to be in the same venue as Chris Brown, who performed during Sunday's show. Breezy and Drake have been feuding ever since a June 2012 bottle throwing brawl between their camps at a New York City club.



Drake recently spoke to GQ about their beef and predicted it might end on a really bad note.


“I don’t want my name to be synonymous with that guy’s name. I really don’t,” Drake told the publication. “I wish we could sit down, just like you and me are right now, and talk it out man-to-man. But that’s not going to happen. I’m not confrontational, but if someone challenges, I’m not going to back down. It’s embarrassing, the amount of media coverage. Two rappers fighting over the woman. He’s not even a rapper, but still, it’s the last way you want your name out there. It distracts from the music. But he’s made me the enemy, and that’s the way it’s gonna stay, I guess. …If I think about it too much, I feel it wrapping around my foot, like I get a feeling it could end really badly.”

The Young Money rapper's presence was still felt at the awards despite him not being their. He won three trophies for Video of the Year and Viewers' Choice for "Started From the Bottom" and Best Collaboration for A$AP Rocky's "F*ckin Problems,"





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Comment by SFM SLIMM on July 3, 2013 at 1:31pm
Then drake says I wish we could sit down like me an you to talk it out, man to man. only way that can be done is by both of them in the same building an room this n**** avoiding the problem like a female, a singer got u shaking in your shoes. I see Chris brown had no problem showing up ymcmb don't want no problems with breezy lmao DRAKE
Stop feeding the media for attention either get off whatever on your chest or let it go.
Comment by SFM SLIMM on July 3, 2013 at 1:10pm
This n**** drake said this beef is going to end bad like drake really a street n**** a real n**** would of showed up at the bet awards just to get the confronting over with, why run around with a problem thats 50/50 when you an ur camp could of handle the situation right then an there so you'll know if it's real beef or not drake need to just let it go but naw drake want the problem to stay 50/50 for the media attention for his album promotion f***** p****.
Comment by Gutta on July 2, 2013 at 8:56am
Comment by class_act on July 2, 2013 at 2:33am
Looking at the photo, maybe Chris is right. He should come out da closet!
Comment by MACCN_RB on July 2, 2013 at 1:14am
gayest mothafukers in the game
Comment by RedDead on July 2, 2013 at 12:59am
"Two rappers fighting over the woman. He’s not even a rapper" lol and you are? LMAO
Comment by Dan Carroll on July 2, 2013 at 12:55am
he pulled out of the BET Awards and lil waynes poopshooter to record his new LP (aka homosexual erotic music)
Comment by Pace Brown on July 1, 2013 at 8:23pm
artist used to strive to get to the BET awards, these dudes be feelin themselves so much that theycould give a s*** less about the people they create music for, funny but all that must've died wit Michael n James smmfh
Comment by M.K.J... on July 1, 2013 at 6:48pm
Comment by D.Money on July 1, 2013 at 6:29pm
He's hella scary right now, Ctfu! Listen to him say "I wish we could sit down like men", Ctfu again! And he say's cole isnt a rapper, but yet he thinks he is? Yet again, I'm Ctfu! We All Know U Didn't Show Up To The Award Show Cause U don't want That A** Black



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