"And the winner is . . ." presenter Tiffany Green said while squinting at the teleprompter. "Chris Brown?" Before Brown, 22, could claim his win, Green quickly corrected herself. "I'm sorry . . . Rihanna!"
BET's President of Music Programming and Specials, Stephen Hill, later took credit for the gaffe, telling his Twitter followers: "That BET Awards Viewers Choice mix-up was due to human error. And I was the human that made that error. I apologize to all affected."