Akon Thinks Gang Affiliation Held Chris Brown Back from Being Next Michael Jackson

Akon recently sat down with Shannon Sharpe for his “Club Shay Shay” podcast, and the “Right Now” entertainer explained how Chris Brown was held back from being the next Michael Jackson.

Akon explained, “In this day and age, the only person, in my opinion, that could’ve achieved just as great of a legacy as [Michael Jackson] would’ve been Chris Brown. I just believe that Chris Brown wasn’t surrounded by the circle of creative people that Mike was surrounded by. Because Chris got the talent, he just needed the direction.”


Akon continued, “So, imagine if Chris had Mike’s team. Just imagine that. But Chris, he got Bloods around him, he got little gangbangers around him. He don’t have the guidance. He’s smart, but he’s smart in what this generation attracts.”

Akon went on to explain that he thinks Chris keeps gang members around him to protect him and keep things going. When Akon said that “Chris has the opportunity” to be the greatest entertainer if he focused on that, Shannon said, “It’s too late now.” Shannon added that selling 100 million albums is “over” for Chris Brown, but he pointed out that Chris is doing “unbelievable” numbers when it comes to streaming.

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