Brown`s tears for MJ were fake

Updated: Jul 02, 2010, 15:49 PM IST

New York: R&B singer Chris Brown broke down in tears during his Michael Jackson tribute at the BET Awards last week when he got to `Man in the Mirror` - but a witness claims it was all a sham.

The witness has claimed that the 21-year-old singer used some eye-drops just before the performance that made his eyes teary.

"He rubbed it in and he started crying," The New York Daily News quoted a source as telling the gossip site.

Brown`s rep, meanwhile, has rubbished the accusations.

"[He] was moved by the opportunity to pay tribute to his idol," he told