Chris Brown Rocks 2013 Billboard Music Awards With A Hint Of Michael Jackson

By Rob Markman

Chris Brown has a string of memorable award show performances and on Sunday night (May 19), Breezy added another to his his collection when he took the stage at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas for the 2013 Billboard Music Awards.

With his forthcoming X album on the way, Brown used the opportunity to show off some pretty dope dance moves set to the LP’s first single “Fine China.” With an Asian-tuned backdrop Brown strutted up and down his elaborate stage wearing an all black suit. The Michael Jackson-inspired tune produced some pretty MJ-esque kick-steps and dance moves to match.

Brown did bring his own flavor to the stage however, most notably with his red glowing mic stand which he tossed back and forth while singing, “It’s alright, I’m not dangerous.”

Just like the “Fine China” vid, Brown told a story of forbidden love on stage and towards the end of his performance stopped the music and put on a choreographed kung-fu fight scene with some tough-looking back-up dancers. To close Breezy diddy-bopped to a rocked out guitar solo and disappeared behind a screen door before giving showing off a few more Jackson-inspired moves.

“MJ, I can honestly say he’s probably my greatest influence,” Brown told MTV News back in April. “Michael, he just set the foundation for every other artist to try to be great. … I’m inspired to be as great and just try to be the best Chris Brown I can be in the process.”