Drake Explains Why He Didn’t Attend BET Awards

(AllHipHop News) When an artist receives a dozen award show nominations that is usually a guarantee that the audience will get to see that person at the event. That was not the case for Drake who was nominated 12 times at this year’s BET Awards.

While most of the stars arriving on the red carpet were not even sure who was scheduled to perform at the show, there was talk that Drake had planned to attend and perform, but when the lights went up the Young Money rapper was not at the Nokia Theatre.

Rumors began to circulate that Drake pulled out of the show at the last-minute because the “Started From The Bottom” performer wanted to avoid R&B singer Chris Brown. Brown and Drake have had a very public feud over the last year after the two were engaged in a bottle throwing incident at a New York City night club.

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Drake took to Twitter to clear up the matter. He announced that his absence from the awards show was the result of him wanting to focus on his music and his family.

Radaronline reportedly had sources reveal that Drake’s decision not to attend threw off the show with producers scrambling to figure out how to replace him.

“Everything is in flux,” claimed Radaronline’s source. “The producers are all pulling their hair out.”

There were obvious moments during the broadcast when the show’s host Chris Tucker had to fill in time with him even asking producers on camera if they were ready to move on. Representatives from BET have not commented on the record about Drake not attending the show as of yet.

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  • game213

    Really? is that th best you guys can come up with? to avoid chris brown
    Its sad to think that some people will actually believe this too

    • DJ7

      Even sadder if folks believe his own lame excuse

  • I like the idea someone made years ago. If you get nominated and don’t show up, the next person there get’s the awards.

  • junj03

    started from the bottom, now hes not here. started from the bottom now the whole team is not fuc*ing here.

  • brotha_man

    “This guy don’t wanna battle, he’s shook ’cause ain’t no such thing as halfway crooks”

  • jetlife54

    Drake a bitch he scared of Breezyyyy ol nickelodeon goof troop niggA

  • YungKizz

    cuz he scared of chris

  • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    he not black so……………..that answers that question!

    • NY is a Graveyard for Rappers

      you’re not either. If your wearing a bright red elmo hoodie and bending over in your pic…nigga u gay

      • AK

        LMAO yeah he got the gayest avi on here talking all that shit all the time while he takin it up the ass

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        oh two internet thugs?! wow! so tough but aint hollering that no where in NYC. Puzzy!

    • SirDappa

      so we dont have our first black president?

      • No, he’s African American, more specifically, Kenyan American, a dual citizen by birth, and ineligible to be pres….well, they changed the law in 2011….so how does that effect you & your citizenship status in the U.S. corporation?

      • andone

        african american???

        ummm lets call a spade a spade…. dude is biracial!

      • Yes, but he is also a dual citizen by birth, and therefore ineligible to serve.

        #Nationality (not speaking about race, could be an Italian or French American, literally, a hyphenated American….and by birth, ineligible to be pres.

        Why is he serving as pres is the question?

      • andone

        no comment on ur question… i jus wanted to clarify his ethnicity for those like @SirDappa:disqus!

      • #Nationality

      • Calico Joe

        Why is he serving as president? Could it have something to do with destroying and rewriting the constitution and bill of rights? Maybe?

      • Basically, in 2011, they rewrote the 14th amendment, which destroyed and rewrote the constitution.

      • Calico Joe

        True indeed, but they ain’t finished yet.

      • How much is enough?

        >>In Illuminati voice : “Just a little more!”

    • Opposite Of Everyone

      n don’t make music for black folk either !

    • >>In Riley’s voice : “Ni99a you GAY!”

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        cosigning a cartoon. lame boy!

  • Rappers need to just fire their publicists if everything you have to say is going to be posted on twitter…..To not show up to an event and address it on twitter, is unprofessional and tasteless.

    • You’re forgetting that a publicist and social media are 2 different things. How can it be unprofessional when the majority of people use social media?

      Each of these mediums both play a role in an artist’s success and firing one for the other is a dumb business decision.

      I just needed to shed light on why that’s not feasible.

      • It’s the not showing up then addressing it, that’s the issue.

  • dexter

    OK so I guess I have to address the lil white elephant in the room… y did he not show really? I personally can not imagine… & the brizzy thing sounds like bull & his excuse sounds like even deeper bull…

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    Drizzy just won a grammy hes bigger than BET

  • MrNoName2K

    lol man yall still on that?? Aint nobody even thinking about that Drake/Chris Brown “grab ass” game no more..

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  • Mike Swiff

    Who cares about Drake and Chris Browns highly reported love affair! (DRAKE you we’re not missed AS-A-MATTER-OF-FACT I was happy you didn’t show I had enough horrible rhyming from 2FLAMEZ and Kendrick Lamar..THE WORST!!)

  • OSBKE3000

    I am NOT .. REPEAT .. NOT a fan of either guy .. but I’m quite sure CB got more gangsta in him than Drake .. an after the club incident .. I’m quite sure Drake don’t want no more of that “shit just got real” happening to him

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  • Ike’s Mood

    jew-boy stood bet up…all u drake fans are gonna learn…

  • Tony G.

    what else was he supposed to say?

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  • AK

    drake did a respectable move for once, award shows are a popularity contest nothing to do with good music, only good thing about it is the after parties