George Michael was allegedly about to receive a Lifetime Achievement award for Outstanding Contribution to Music at next year’s prestigious Brit Awards, but award show bosses have reportedly decided to find another candidate after the pop singer’s recent drug arrest in a public toilet, according to Mirror.co.uk. Michael was arrested by police in the Hampstead Heath area of north London last month and was found to be in possession of cocaine and marijuana but was released with a warning. “George was frontrunner to get the lifetime achievement award. But Brits bosses felt it would be better not to be associated with him for the time being since the Brits is a shop window for our music,” an industry insider was quoted as saying. Oasis, Bob Geldof and Duran Duran have been past recipients of the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. A new candidate for the 2009 award has yet to be announced. Anyone find it odd that Michael’s earlier trolling for gay sex in public washrooms didn’t bother the Brit Awards show bosses?