Nick Cannon Thinks Chris Brown Is The Perfect Mix Of Michael Jackson And Tupac

Entertainment | Camille Travis | 10/26/2015 | 08:30 AM EDT

Cannon says Brown is a 'true legend amongst legends'

How about this for an equation: Michael Jackson + Tupac = Chris Brown?

That's what Nick Cannon seems to think about the Soul Train Awards nominee in terms of his level of talent, passion and the criticism he's constantly subjected to. Over the weekend, Cannon shared his thoughts on Brown's life and career in an Instagram post, writing:

"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. @ChrisBrownOfficial #Respect #Legend #Loyalty #Love #Artist #Proud #Men."

Cannon's thoughts caused quite a stir in his comments section, with folks agreeing and disagreeing with the comparison.

"Yesss! Chris is legendary. People will only notice later on when his no more," one commenter wrote. Another stated, "Makes sense...#ChrisBrown is definitely a living legend. He [is] talented like #MJ with the passion of #Tupac."

One naysayer said, "There's a lot of legendary potentials out there! You can't call them 2pac and MJ tho" and another wrote, "No wonder Mariah left you."

What are your thoughts on the comparison? Sound off!


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