Chris Brown and Rihanna are at it again!! This time in a much more appropriate manner and arena. It all goes down June 26 at the Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium for the BET Awards. Let’s get ready to rumble!!
Chris Brown’s career has turned a complete 180 degrees since his run in with the law (and Rihanna) back in 2009. On Tuesday, he was nominated for a field-leading SIX 2011 BET Awards for his F.A.M.E. album, which also became his first #1 album earlier this year.
Brown will face off with his ex-boo in two categories, Viewers’ Choice and Best Collaboration, which will feature his “Look at Me Now” against her collabo with Drake on “What’s My Name.”
The Best Female R&B Artist race will feature Rihanna against Beyoncé, Jennifer Hudson, Keri Hilson and Marsha Ambrosius, while the male category will have Brown facing Cee Lo Green, Bruno Mars, Trey Songz and Usher.
In addition to Rihanna, Brown is up against himself in the Best Collaboration race, which also includes B.o.B featuring Hayley Williams, “Airplanes”; Brown featuring Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes, “Look at Me Now”; Brown featuring Tyga & Kevin McCall, “Deuces”; Waka Flocka Flame featuring Roscoe Dash & Wale, “No Hands”; Rihanna featuring Drake, “What’s My Name”; and Kanye West featuring Rihanna, “All of the Lights.”
An additional surprise, Brown landed a Best Actor nomination for his work in “Takers,” in which he’ll face such veterans as Jamie Foxx, Idris Elba and Don Cheadle.
Competing against Brown and Rihanna in the top-spot Viewers’ Choice slot are Lil Wayne featuring Cory Gunz, “6 Foot 7 Foot”; Mindless Behavior, “My Girl”; Nicki Minaj featuring Drake, “Moment 4 Life”; and Trey Songz featuring Nicki Minaj, “Bottoms Up.” The show airs live on June 26 from Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium.