Stephen Hill, BET’s president of music programming, called a mix-up between America’s favorite ex-couple which occurred at the network’s award show a “human error.”

During the BET Awards, which aired June 26, “106 & Park” hosts Rocsi and Terrence brought out contest winner Tiffany Greene to announce the Coca-Cola’s Viewer’s Choice Award.

The show replaced the traditional winner envelopes with tablet computers, and Greene was supposed to read the winner from the handheld computer. When she looked down at the tablet, she announced Chris Brown as the winner for the popular hip-hop single “Look at Me Now.” She then looked up at the teleprompter and saw Rihanna, and in a moment of confusion, then called Rihanna the winner.

As both hosts and Green paused with puzzled faces, rapper/singer Drake emerged from backstage and said, “Well, this is awkward,” and accepted the award on behalf of the absent Rihanna for the chart-topping hit, “What’s My Name?”

As the crowd mumbled in confusion, viewers were tweeting Tiffany Greene, who within seconds gained thousands of followers who she later tweeted: “Bawling backstage. They totally me up.”

Hill took full responsibility for the awkward gaffe and tweeted: “BET Awards Viewer’s Choice mix-up was due to human error. And I was the human that made that error. I apologize to ALL affected.”

At the conclusion of the ceremony, host Kevin Hart brought out Brown and told him he was the intended winner.

Rihanna and Brown were a couple until Brown assaulted Rihanna in February 2009, an incident that resulted in graphic pictures of the injured woman circulating on the Internet.