Akon thinks Chris Brown could have been this generation’s Michael Jackson, but his team’s alleged connections prevented him from doing so.
The “Soul Survivor” singer appeared on the latest episode of Shannon Sharpe on Monday (November 14). Club tea tea podcast, and the topic of MJ came up. Akon has said that the only entertainer that comes close to his legacy would be a breeze if he didn’t surround himself.
“In this day and age, I believe, he was the only person who could have received such a large inheritance. [Michael Jackson]For me, I would have been Chris Brown,” Akon told the NFL Hall of Fame. “I believe that Chris Brown is not surrounded by the circle of creative people that Mike is surrounded by. Chris has the talent and just needs direction.
He elaborated that the “gunbangers” in Brown’s circle failed to capitalize on his talents as Mike’s team did with him. “Imagine if Chris had Mike’s team? Think about it,” he continued. “It will be something different. But Chris, he’s got blood around him, he’s got little criminals around him. The manual doesn’t have it. He’s smart, but he’s smart according to what this generation’s ‘smart’ thinks.”
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Chris Brown has been drawing comparisons to Michael Jackson for years, and has always cited the legendary singer as a major influence. Fivio Foreigner, 50 Cent and even Justin Bieber are among the public figures who have called CB the Michael of his time (or “better” in 50’s case), but the “Under the Influence” crooner still feels he’s “light years” behind his idol. .
“My take on it was I couldn’t even breathe or sing,” Brown said of the comparison in an interview. Big boy camp earlier this year. “I don’t know if you see it as a Jordan-Kobe thing, but I can’t even look at it. He is light years ahead. There is no competition with him.”
As for his alleged gang ties, rumors of Chris Brown’s involvement with Blood have long persisted – a flame he himself fueled. [since-deleted] Videos of Fruit City Piru throwing up gang signs and using words like “support” in the posts. However, he did not actually request the relationship and previously denied his involvement when asked directly. MTV News Interview with Sway Calloway.
“When you’re in LA and you’re around people, you meet everybody — you meet the Crips, you meet the Bloods, especially in this industry that I’m in,” CB said in a 2014 interview. “I’m not in a rural world. I’m not in the pop world by any means. You get mixed up with hip hop and R&B and all that, especially at these events or these places where everybody is. I am polite.
Elsewhere, in a conversation with Shannon Sharpe, Akon expressed his regrets about giving Jeezy the song “Soul Survivor.”
“I gave a record that I felt. ‘Damn it. I had to keep it as a ‘soul survivor’. “I gave it to him and said, ‘Man, I’ve saved this record, God!’ I told him.
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