Chris Brown often cites the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, as a significant influence on his career. There have been many similarities between the two, from their movements while performing on stage to their vocal stylings. While there has been some debate from hip-hop artists like Fivio Foreign and Tank about whether Brown should take the crown instead of Jackson, Brown is insistent that Jackson remains the King of Pop.

During the opening moments of Brown’s interview on “Big Boy’s Neighborhood,” the L.A. radio host addressed the debate to which Brown decided to shut it down once and for all. Brown said that if it weren’t for Jackson, he wouldn’t be near the entertainer he became. He even cited a shrine he has dedicated to Jackson.

One of Brown’s songs, “Fine China,” is often said to be reminiscent of Jackson’s “Off the Wall.” Brown even did a tribute to the late King of Pop during a performance at the 2010 BET Music Awards. The hip-hop singer replicated Jackson’s moves on stage before ultimately choking up with emotion as he tried to sing Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror.”

Brown announced the title of his tenth studio album in late 2019. He then announced that the album title would be Breezy. The album is currently scheduled to be released on June 24th.

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Joshua Jones

Joshua Jones is a writer for both Thirsty for News and Ringside News. He's been a wrestling fan since 2004 and has always tuned into Monday Night Raw.

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