Lloyd has led people to think Chris Brown faked his tears when performing Michael Jackson tribute at BET Awards. Post the ceremony, he said that he told the R&B singer to cry at the June 27 event. Apparently learning about that matter, Lloyd quickly clarified the statement on his blog.
"I consider Chris a friend. He's been through a lot in the past couple years. I never told him to go on stage and cry," he stated. "We spoke recently, and I told him as a friend that people hadn'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."
"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 MJ being gone and him performing 'Man in the Mirror', that song is powerful, especially for his situation. It pushed him over the edge."
Lloyd's statement which sparked controversy was the one issued to Rap-Up. He said back then, "He's [Chris Brown] back with a vengeance. I think that they're gonna find a place in their heart for him again. ... I told him, man, you gotta get up there. You gotta cry, you gotta really show your heart to the world."