Lloyd has been catching some minor flack for his comments in the above video, which some say sounds like he deliberately told Chris Brown to cry during the performance. Here is his response from his blog:
“I consider Chris a friend. Heâ€™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 hadnâ€™t really seen him be vulnerable about his situation last year [with Rihanna]. 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.â€ said Lloyd.
â€œI 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 MJ being gone and him performing â€œMan in the Mirrorâ€, that song is powerful, especially for his situation. It pushed him over the edge.â€
Responding to the many blogs and fans that took Lloydâ€™s comments as a negative statement against Chris Brown, Lloyd offered this response, â€œTo say that he was faking or that Iâ€™m hating on him, thatâ€™s some bull shit. Last week Essence.com asked me what artist most embodied MJ. I told them it was Chris. I never saw MJ perform live, but he [Chris Brown] is the closest thing Iâ€™ve witnessed. Chris is back, and Iâ€™m just as excited as his fans are. Itâ€™s just frustrating that people want to make everything negative.â€