“You’ve always given it to Michael Jackson. But now you’re getting people where they say man Chris is better than [him],” Big Boy said in a new interview with the singer. Brown responded, calling that perspective “cap.”
When asked how he deals with the comparisons, Brown said, “I stay the hell up out of it… I kind of back off it. My personal take on it is I wouldn’t even be breathing or even being able to sing a song if that man didn’t exist. So I don’t know if they look at it as the Jordan/Kobe thing but I can’t even look at it—[Jackson’s] light years ahead.”
“There is no competing with him,” Brown continued. “Hell no. I got shrines of this man hanging up in my house. Hell naw, I ain’t better than Michael Jackson.”
Big Boy sat down with Brown in his home, where they also discussed his upcoming Breezy album, his forthcoming tour with Lil Baby, fatherhood, and more.
The interview arrives on the heels of Brown’s latest single “Call Me Everyday” with Wizkid, which is set to appear on Brown’s 10th studio album, Breezy, slated for a June 24 release date. The project will also feature guest appearances from Yung Bleu, Ella Mai, H.E.R., Lil Wayne, Blxst, Anderson .Paak, Jack Harlow, Fivio Foreign, Tory Lanez, and Est Gee.