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Crocodile tears?

Ah, the power of the press; it’s so easy for those sick, tea-stained hacks to take anything you say and spin it so it means something else – something more... incriminating. The filthy jackals, feasting on other people’s misery like the bloodthirsty parasites they are. Honestly, ‘anging’s too good for ‘em.

Take poor old rapper Lloyd for instance, who said that he told Chris Brown to cry prior to his tear-flecked performance of Michael Jackson’s Man In the Mirror at the BET awards show. People assumed that Brown’s crying was a huge stunt for a bit of sympathy, but it turns out that he was misquoted, and that the singer wasn’t looking for people to forget that he beat Rihanna to a bloody pulp. Oh no.

‘I consider Chris a friend,’ wrote Lloyd on his personal website. ‘He's been through a lot in the past couple years. I never told him to go on stage and cry. We spoke recently, and I told him as a friend that people hadn't really seen him be vulnerable about his situation last year. I thought he was holding back and needed to let that emotion out. Him crying at the BET Awards was real, I could feel it.

‘I think he cried about a number of things. About the fact that he thought people would hate him forever because of one mistake. Feeling that love on stage was probably overwhelming. Plus (Jackson) being gone and him performing ‘Man in the Mirror’, that song is powerful, especially for his situation. It pushed him over the edge.’

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