The 2013 BET Awards were missing a big name: Drake. And that's because of another big name: Chris Brown.

A source told Hollywood Life, "The reason Drake isn't [at the BET Awards] is 100 percent all about Chris Brown."

After the duo's drama in the past (remember that infamous bottle brawl?), the source said, "Drake took the steps to not let anything happen."

Drizzy addressed Breezy in his recent GQ cover story, saying, "I hear he has everything he could want now ... I don't want my name to be synonymous with that guy's name. I really don't. I wish we could sit down just like you and me are right now, and talk it out man-to-man."

Don't hold your breath for that, though. "But that's not going to happen," Drake admitted. "I'm not confrontational, but if someone challenges, I'm not going to back down. If I think about it too much, I feel it wrapping around my foot, like I get a feeling it could end really badly … Like, it gets really dark."