Chris Brown was totally tense before his surprise ‘Loyal’ performance at the BET Awards on June 29, but his girlfriend Karrueche Tran helped calm his nerves! Karrueche “relieved” her “babe” before his first post-jail performance, a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
Ever since Chris Brown was released from jail on June 2, Karrueche Tran has stuck by his side. Last night’s BET Awards were no exception to that! Before the 25-year-old singer stepped back into the spotlight, Karrueche and his closest friends kept him calm.
Karrueche Tran Supports Chris Brown Before BET Awards Performance
Who wouldn’t be freaking out right before their first LIVE performance since being released from jail? Chris was nervous, but Karrueche saved the day.
“He wanted it to be a surprise and that alone made him nervous,” a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “But he was relaxed and calm about 20 minutes before he went on. Karrueche told him, ‘Don’t worry, don’t forget who you are babe,’ and that relieved him.”
How sweet! There’s no doubt Karrueche is there for Chris through the ups and downs of his post-jail life. Chris’ close friends showed support backstage, too.
“Plus, Wayne, Bow Wow, Terrance J and other friends saw Chris before he went on and gave him a hug and shout out — and told him they all were behind him and looking forward to seeing him out there getting it.”
Not only was Chris psyched after his girlfriend and friends showed him support — he felt great because of his fans, too!
Chris Brown: Fans ‘Made Him Believe In Himself’
Chris noticed his fans from the stage. “He told me afterward that when he got on stage and he saw all his peers and all the fans standing on their feet and cheering for him, it mad him believe in himself just that much more,” our source reveals. “He felt really, really supported and honored to be on stage and thanks BET tremendously.”
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— Written by Megan Ross, Reporting by Eric Ray