R&B crooner Chris Brown has made his mark as one of the most dazzling live performers of his generation. Inspired by legends such as the late Michael Jackson, Chris Brown upped the stakes during his 2011 MTV Video Music Awards performance Sunday night (August 28), complete with some circus-like theatrics and high-energy dance moves to boot. Breezy showed the entire viewing audience how fly he really is – literally.
Brown stomped onto the stage, decked out in an all-white suit, to his hit “Yeah 3X” before launching into a random switcheroo into Wu-Tang Clan’s “Protect Your Neck” smash from 1993 complete with some hard dance moves to match the RZA-produced classic. He then launched into Nirvana’s 1991 smash hit “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and rocked out to the best of his ability. Brown then smoothly transitioned into his dance hit “Beautiful People” – with invisible wires flinging the singer over the audience and landing him on an adjacent stage. Long after the performance, fans continued to rave about Brown’s showing at the VMAs.
“R.I.P to that #VMA stage that Chris Brown just KILLED!!! Best performance of the night! @chrisbrown GREAT JOB! #legend #vmas,” tweeted @yaboysharrod.
User @EppicInvasion was just slightly down but still wowed by the performance by tweeting, “Chris brown's performance was sick but wish he rocked look at me now. #vma.”
Legendary hip-hop producer DJ Premier even chimed in about Brown’s VMA spot by adding, “Chris Brown just murdered the VMA's.” Actress Lindsay Lohan, rapper Kreayshawn and many others echoed the same sentiment in saying Brown rocked the VMA stage.
Curiously enough, Chris Brown still gets the jitters before his big shows even though he’s considered one of the best to have done it. Breezy tweeted early Sunday evening, “I'm so nervous... I might have to take the biggest sh-- ever!!!!!” – although none was his alleged nervousness was on display during the VMAs.
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