Is he going to agree that he is more talented than the King of Pop?
In an interview with Big Boy, Brown dismissed comparisons to the King of Pop, putting an end to a years-long debate between fans, saying, “He’s lightyears ahead. There is no competing with him.”
“My personal take on it is I wouldn’t even be breathing or even be able to sing a song if that man didn’t exist,” he explained in a since-deleted clip from YouTube acquired by XXL. “I don’t know if they look at it as a Jordan-Kobe thing, but I couldn’t even look at it.”
He added: “I got shrines and sh-t of this man hanging up in my house. Hell nah, I ain’t better than him.”
“CB better then MJ to me now, I can’t believe mike wanted to touch the little boys booty.♂️what the f-ck man,” he wrote on Instagram at that time, sparking various reactions from people of the internet.
The R&B artist is currently preparing for the release of his new album, “Breezy,” which is due to launch on June 24 with collaborations from Jack Harlow, Lil Durk, Lil Wayne, Fivio Foreign, and others.
Reactions to Does Chris Brown Think He's More Talented Than Michael Jackson?
Chris Brown disagrees with people that believe he’s on the same level or even better than Michael Jackson. Says there would be now Chris without MJ 🐐 pic.twitter.com/1IfDxRYyMD— 👨🏾💻💫 (@lowlifejoe_) June 20, 2022
To those continuing to say that Chris is better than Michael Jackson. Hear the words, from the man himself. He stays humble & keeps it 💯. There would be no Chris Brown without Michael Jackson. Put RESPECT on Mikes name!!! #ChrisBrown #MichaelJackson #BigBoyTV pic.twitter.com/jUKINWGhNR— 🌟✨MissNicole_d_🌟✨ (@MissNicole_d_) June 20, 2022
Putting the word talent in the same sentence as Michael Jackson and Chris Brown is such an insult to the work Michael Jackson has done for music and dance since he was 5 years old.— Grayson 🥋 (@smithgray__2) June 16, 2022
i’m just gonna say this for last time:— andy ✞ (@moonwalkghostin) June 16, 2022
chris backflip brown is nowhere close to michael jackson & never will be
Michael Jackson made Thriller when he was 24. Chris Brown could never and did not.— Good Hands. (@JLaCocaina) June 15, 2022
Michael is MUSIC , not one genre, but the ENTIRETY https://t.co/Kyvf04Mb2Z— W r i t a h ® (@RocWritah) June 21, 2022
Much respect to chris, you don’t disrespect legends. There will never be another mike https://t.co/B5a87I9aZH— Blackby Popular Demand ☥ (@KwameX97) June 21, 2022
Even Chris know he not better than Michael Jackson https://t.co/nm8eLWs3Uj— Britt🤎 (@bfor_brittany) June 20, 2022
Mikes influence is crazy and the fact he can sit here and be comfortable with saying that says a lot about Chris tbh . Chris is incredibly talented and one of the greatest of our time much love . You can’t deny mikes influence tho talent and love he’s the 🐐 https://t.co/x5QReZwQ6H— domo (@iam_domoo) June 21, 2022
He is this generations Michael Jackson, in terms of performance and music. But MJ will always be clear overall 🤝 https://t.co/HIMJKKHPck— Ant 🇱🇨🇯🇲🇫🇷 (@a_shoulette) June 20, 2022