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Report: Chris Brown Maybe Used Eye Drops to Pay Homage to Michael Jackson

The intrepid reporters over at Us Weekly have dug up a "backstage source" from the BET Awards who says Chris Brown used eye drops to manufacture the tears during his weepy, potentially career-rehabilitating Michael Jackson tribute the other night. Apparently the source saw Brown's bodyguard hand Brown the eye drops, and then the troubled singer "rubbed it in and ... started crying." Scandalous! Brown's rep has quickly issued a denial, saying Chris "was moved by the opportunity to pay tribute to his idol," and he may have a point: If Brown had rubbed eye drops in before leaving the backstage area, wouldn't he have been visibly weeping throughout the whole performance and not just the bit at the end? Still, this is hilarious. [Us Weekly]