Breezy is back in the lab. Fresh off the release of his 45-track album, Chris Brown is teasing a new Michael Jackson-inspired song.
“Girl, I’ve got a bad, bad reputation, but you do too,” sings Brown in the snippet, which he posted on Instagram. “She said she’s been down, down for a while now / She’s a renegade on the loose.”
Brown captioned the video: “VAMPIRE VIBE session MJ kinda night,” which is likely a reference to the beat, which sounds inspired by Jackson’s “Leave Me Alone” from 1987’s Bad.
This isn’t the first time Brown has been inspired by the King of Pop. In 2012, he reflected on meeting his idol. “That was probably one of the greatest moments in my career ’cause I got a chance to perform for him,” he explained. “People loved 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.”
But while he idolizes MJ, he doesn’t want to copy him. “My legacy is not to be Michael Jackson, but to just be me,” he added. “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.”
The prolific streak continues for Breezy. Just last week, he shared another new song, “Sirens,” which arrived shortly after dropping his double album, Heartbreak on a Full Moon. He also recently collaborated with Dave East, Kap G, Remy Ma, and T-Pain.