Chris Brown Talks Michael Jackson, Aliens, and Legacy

Chris Brown has some off the wall surprises for fans on his fifth studio album.

Posted: 06/19/2012 11:31 AM EDT
Chris Brown Fortune

Despite his early January announcement that he wouldn't do any press interviews this year, Chris Brown has opened up the floor to questions in the weeks leading up to the release of his new album Fortune. In a recent interview with Fuse, Breezy talks about the secret coding on the album art, its link to ancient aliens and his adoration for Michael Jackson. 

 

"You can see on the album cover, it's like a code," Brown explains. "That's an encryption for my fans. I wanted to do something different because I'm into ancient aliens. I like being stuff that's other than what everybody expects… When they look in the booklet, they'll see the different code. Some of it says I love Team Breezy or it'll say certain things directed to them and they'll know it if they break the code." 

 

Brown goes on to talk about his meeting with the legendary pop icon Michael Jackson.  

 

"That was probably one of the greatest moments in my career 'cause I got a chance to perform for him. People love the performance. I went backstage and met him. He said hi to my mom. He was respectful. It was just one of those great times in my life… Me and him had talked countless times through our people. We were working on records and we were working on some stuff. But God has other plans."

 

Brown says that he continues to carry out Jackson's legacy through his work every day but is careful not to emulate him too much. 

 

"My legacy is not to be Michael Jackson, but to just be me… I want to make him proud. I don't want to make it an effort to copy because I hate clones, so I don't want to be a clone."  

 

Despite a short delay, Fortune is due in stores July 3. 

 

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