Actor, rapper, and OAP, Nick Cannon, has taken to Instagram to declare that the combo of Michael Jackson and Tupac Shakur equals Chris Brown.

He bases his argument on the fact that Chris Brown is one of the most successful artists of the past decade.

He also said in his post that like Jackson and Tupac, the "These Hoes Ain't Loyal" singer has faced criticism from the media and elswhere.

He said:

"Damn right I said it! The level of talent, passion, and artistic ability that this young man possesses makes @ChrisBrownOfficial a true legend amongst legends. A lot of times we don't realize or acknowledge our treasures while we still have them with us. We wait until they are gone to appreciate their power. Think about how much everyone attacked MJ and 2Pac while they were alive... I don't think I have ever witnessed someone more gifted, who has overcome so much and still growing and learning daily. My Prayers go up for this dude everyday. @ChrisBrownOfficial#Respect #Legend #Loyalty #Love #Artist #Proud #Men"