Chris Brown channels Michael Jackson @ VMA’s
Michael Jackson: Chris Brown Is A ‘Bright And Shining Star’
VEGAS, Nevada (September 10, 2007) — Last night’s MTV
Video Music Awards belonged to 18-year-old Chris Brown, whose
electrifying performance and homage to Michael Jackson kick started the
show into high gear.
One person who took notice of Brown’s
dazzling display was none other than the King of Pop himself, who
issued this exclusive statement to Access Hollywood:
“Chris is a bright and shining star whom I enjoy watching perform. I am happy to have had a positive influence on him.”
Chris Brown Has Memorable Performance at 2007 MTV Video
Atlanta, GA 9/10/2007 3:19 PM GMT
performance at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards has officially cemented him as
one of today’s greatest musical performers. The 18-year-old R&B impresario
performed his first single, "Wall to Wall" to the theme of a
he jumped from table to table, which served as the stages throughout the VMAs,
he danced and danced his way into America’s hearts once again. After the song
was over, Rihanna performed "Umbrella", a song for which Brown did a
remix for called "Cinderella".
first, it looked as if he was to perform his verse of the remix during the
performance, but he spent the time dancing around her, probably catching his
breath for what would be the most memorable section of his performance.
soon as Rihanna finished her song and dropped her microphone, Timbaland cued
Brown up for a rendition of Michael Jackson’s "Billie Jean"
performance. Brown danced and mimicked Jackson as well as anyone else
before him. Many have compared Brown to Jackson, so to actually see Brown dance
like him showed how accurate the comparison really is.
then finished his entire performance with his second single, "Kiss
Kiss". He was accompanied by two child dancers, both of whom were in his
"Wall to Wall" music video and in his previous "Wall to
the entire performance, he fell to his knees, showing that he had given all that
he had. He received a resounding standing ovation. Later in the show, Justin
Timberlake walked on stage to accept an award and said that Chris Brown made
him feel old. He continued that he was happy that there is a new generation of
musicians carrying the torch. His initial reaction to Brown’s performance was "Damn!"