During his set at Hot 97’s Summer Jam on Sunday in East Rutherford, New Jersey, Chris Brown pulled out a red jacket similar to the one Michael Jackson wore in the “Thriller” video, donned a sparkly white glove and paid homage to the King of Pop.
Instead of imitating Jackson onstage (see “Chris Brown, Diddy, Swizz Beatz Rock Summer Jam — Kanye Actually Keeps Quiet”), Brown might soon get to perform with him. Brown is trying to get MJ to sing on a Will.I.Am-produced track that would appear on the teen sensation’s second album, Exclusive, due August 28 (see “Pharrell, Will.I.Am Joining Chris Brown’s Exclusive Club”).
“He called me for my birthday, and I told him we should do a song,” Brown said. “He was up for it.
“Man, it was crazy,” Brown continued. “He actually spoke to me like a regular person, and he was like, ‘I like your music.’ He said his favorite song was ‘Shorty Like Mine’ that me and Bow Wow did. I appreciated talking to him.”
Lil Wayne, Juelz Santana (“Those are my brothers from another mother,” Brown said) and the Game are just a few other strong candidates to appear on the album, while Tank, T-Pain and Will.I.Am have already put their stank on Brown’s new body of work.