Nick Cannon’s a public figured loved and loathed to degrees that can’t be measured. On Sunday, Cannon woke up and decided to share his random thoughts on Chris Brown, which brought a lot more loathing than love. According to Mariah’s ex, the troubled R&B star is the “legendary” sum of a combination composed of two late greats: Tupac and Michael Jackson.
In Cannon’s opinion, no one has been more publicly maligned, yet skilled enough to snap back like Brown has. “Think about how much everyone attacked MJ and 2Pac while they were alive,” Cannon wrote on Instagram. “I don’t think I have ever witnessed someone more gifted, who has overcome so much and still growing and learning daily.” By Cannon’s logic, Breezy’s resiliency and success puts him on the level of Mike and ‘Pac.
Damn right I said it! The level of talent, passion, and artistic ability that this young man possesses makes @ChrisBrownOfficial a true legend amongst legends. A lot of times we don’t realize or acknowledge our treasures while we still have them with us. We wait until they are gone to appreciate their power. Think about how much everyone attacked MJ and 2Pac while they were alive… I don’t think I have ever witnessed someone more gifted, who has overcome so much and still growing and learning daily. My Prayers go up for this dude everyday.
Chris Brown is a lot of things. Talented. Controversial. Successful. Petulant. Young. Entertaining. The MJ comparisons have always been there and are undeniable, to a degree. Since entering the music business in his early teens, CB’s singing and dancing abilities have always kept him ahead of his peers. Much like Mike, Brown’s had his name attached to crimes that society typically frowns upon — child sexual abuse allegations for Jackson and domestic violence charges for Brown — yet managed to take the hardest of hits publicly before bouncing back. In terms of measurable success, he’s lucky to still be young, because it’s going to take a lot of work to catch up with Jackson’s 13 No. 1 hits when he’s only landed two in his career.
As for the comparison to Pac, that’s a different story. True, Brown’s always created his own hubris, much like Tupac, but he’s just not as moving or charming as the “Dear Mama” rapper. Whether on the mic or in interviews, Pac had a way of words that touched people’s spirits, and he became one of the faces of rebelliousness in pop culture. All Chris can do is touch a nerve by doing bonehead sh*t most of the time.
The America’s Got Talent host obviously has an eye for seeing abilities and characteristics in artists and others that we may not be able to spot. However, his vision’s a bit blurry with his take on Brown.