Akon believes that Chris Brown may be the Michael Jackson of this generation, but his past has prevented him from doing so.
On Monday (November 14), the “Soul Survivor” singer appeared on the latest episode of Shannon Sharpe’s. Shay Shay Club podcast, and the topic of MJ came up. Akon knows Breezy would be the only entertainer close to his legacy — if not for the people he surrounds himself with.
“In this day and age, the only thing, in my opinion, that can achieve such a great legacy is [Michael Jackson]to me, that’s Chris Brown,” Akon said at the NFL Hall of Fame. “I just believe that Chris Brown wasn’t surrounded by the circle of geniuses that Mike was surrounded by. Because Chris has talent, he just needs direction.
He continued to explain, noting that the “gangbangers” in Brown’s circle couldn’t exploit his talent the way Mike’s team did with him. “Imagine if Chris had Mike’s company? Just think about that,” he continued. “It might be different. But Chris, he’s got blood around him, he’s got little gangbangers around him. He has no direction. He’s smart, but he’s as smart as the ‘smart’ of this generation gets.”
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Chris Brown has drawn comparisons to Michael Jackson for years, and has always cited the singer as one of his biggest influences. Fivio Foreign, 50 Cent and Justin Bieber are among the many people who have called CB the Michael of his time (or “better,” in 50’s case) but the “Under The Influence” crooner feels now that he is “bright” behind his image. .
“I personally think that I wouldn’t be breathing or able to sing a song if that person wasn’t alive,” Brown said of the comparison during the interview. Community of the Great Son before this year. “I don’t know if they look at him as a Jordan-Kobe thing, but I can’t look at it. He’s light years ahead. There’s no competition with him.
As for his group relationships, there have long been rumors that Chris Brown is associated with the Bloods – the fires he touched himself. [since-deleted] video throwing Fruit Town Piru club signs and using words like “bracking” in his posts. However, he did not directly address the relationship, and initially denied involvement when asked directly when MTV News interview with Sway Calloway.
“You live in LA and you’re surrounded by people, you meet everything — you meet Crips, you meet Bloods, especially in this business that I’m in,” CB said in a 2014 interview. . “I’m not in the Country world. I’m not in the Pop world. You’re into Hip Hop and R&B and everything that goes with it, especially if you’re into these events.” these are places where everyone can go there. I love it.
Elsewhere in his conversation with Shannon Sharpe, Akon expressed regret at giving Jeezy the song “Soul Survivor,” saying it could have been his own story.
“A record that I gave my opinion. ‘Aha. I have to save is ‘Soul Survivor,'” he said. “I gave it to him and said, ‘O man, I will keep this record, O God!'”
The 2005 single from Jeezy’s Let’s get to it: Thug Motivation 101 The album peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and became one of The Snowman’s biggest hits.