Brown, who was booked on the show to promote his new book Every Little Step, reportedly stopped by a diner on his way to the studio and missed his slot and rap mogul Williams got stuck in traffic.

Instead Kit Hoover chatted to guest host Arsenio Hall about his longtime relationship with Brown and his late wife Whitney Houston and then the pair interviewed Damon Dash, Birdman's sidekick on new BET show Music Moguls.

Williams showed up towards the end of the Dash chat and managed to answer a quick question about his new romance with Toni Braxton before the end of the live show.