Chris Brown’s High-Flying VMA Set: Behind The Scenes

'Yeah 3X' singer's choreographers Rich and Tone talk to MTV News about pulling out 'tricks' like levitation on Sunday.

On Sunday night, Chris Brown nearly stole the show during his high-flying VMA performance , and considering everything that went down during the 2011 Video Music Awards, that’s saying a lot.

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Brown, decked out in all white, danced to a medley of old favorites from acts like Wu-Tang Clan and Nirvana, as well as his own tracks “Yeah 3X” and “Beautiful People.” The performance was packed with tight dance moves — including some ninja-style moves — and finished with Brown flying over the A-list crowd on nearly invisible wires. While hanging high above the room, the singer displayed moves that looked as acrobatic as a Cirque Du Soleil performer.

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Days before Brown took the stage, MTV News caught up with two members of his creative team, choreographers Tone and Rich. The pair had promised that Brown would take the game to the next level at this year’s VMAs, and he certainly delivered on that.

“We’ve been working with Chris for many years; I’ve never seen him this way on this performance ever,” Tone teased last week. “He’s pulling out all his tricks on this one. He’s definitely gonna show you something fresh and new; something he has never done before.”

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He went on to add that while Brown always steps up his performance game, Sunday night would be unlike previous shows. “All the past performances he always came with it 100 percent, but this one, for some reason he has something special about this one,” Tone said.

“He’s going to create so much centrifugal force, there might be some levitation going on,” Rich teased.

And although it was unclear what exactly Rich meant by that prediction a few days ago, now Brown’s fans know he wasn’t exaggerating.

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