June 30, 2009 15:09

Jay-Z banned Chris Brown from BET Awards?

Rihanna's ex apparently cut morning of show

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Chris Brown was reportedly cut from the BET Awards the morning of the show, despite having rehearsed for three days to perform at the event.

Brown was reportedly ditched at the request of Jay-Z, who apparently said he would not perform if Brown was on the bill at the event, which took place in Los Angeles on Sunday (June 28), reports The Source.

Chris Brown last week reached an agreement to plead guilty to charges of assaulting Rihanna.

Just before a preliminary hearing in the case was scheduled to begin in Los Angeles on June 22, Brown reportedly struck a deal with prosecutors that requires him to do six months of "community labour" and serve five years' probation.

Rihanna was expected to testify at the hearing about what happened the night before the Grammy Awards in February. Police records indicate that Brown beat and threatened the 21-year-old singer while they sat in a car after they left a pre-Grammy party.

LA County Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg also ordered Brown to stay at least 50 yards away from Rihanna for the next five years, except during industry events when he must maintain a distance of at lease 10 yards, reports the Los Angeles Times.

Brown is expected to do community service such as picking up trash and removing graffiti. The judge commended him for "taking responsibility" for his conduct and said that Brown will be able to serve out his sentence in Virginia, where he owns a home, rather than in Los Angeles, where the incident occurred.

Rihanna was present when the terms of the protective order were read. Afterwards, she thanked the judge. Her lawyer told reporters that she did not object to the terms of the deal.

--By our New York staff.
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