Chris Brown // 2006 World Music Awards

It’s no secret that young R&B/pop singer Chris Brown is a huge Michael Jackson fan. And the Virginia based entertainer, who has battled his own form of the media’s scrutiny just as his idol, has released an official statement exclusively to Gossip On This in the wake of the King of Pop’s surprising and untimely death.

Michael Jackson is the reason why I do music and why I am an entertainer. I am devastated by this great loss, and I will continue to be humbled and inspired by his legacy. My prayers are with his family. Michael will be deeply missed, but never forgotten. He’s the greatest… the best ever. No one will ever be better.

Continue reading for a video of Chris Brown performing MJ’s hit song “Thriller” at the 2006 World Music Awards.