Chris Brown: "I Was Supposed To Collaborate With Michael Jackson" - Video

19 June 2012, 14:40 | Updated: 19 June 2012, 17:17

The 'With You' star admits he wants to make the late King of pop "proud" of his career.

Chris Brown has revealed that he was planning on working with Michael Jackson before the 'Thriller' star sadly passed away in 2009.

The 'Turn Up The Music' singer admitted to Fuse that one of his greatest live performances was during his 'Thriller' routine at the World Music Awards in London back in 2006 and that was his first meeting with the star.

Asked if there were plans to team up on a record together, the R&B star said: "That was my expectation and that was my goal." He continued: "Me and him had talked countless times and through our people – you know how politics works. We were working on records and we were working on some stuff that we were trying to do but being the situation – god has other plans."

The 'Don't Wake Me Up' singer also revealed that he would never want to imitate the singer despite the comparisons for their performances.

I want to make him proud and I don't want to make it an effort to copy because I hate clones so I don't want to be a clone.

You can watch Chris Brown discussing his plans to work with Michael Jackson below:

Meanwhile, the singer is preparing to release his new studio album 'Fortune' and recently admitted that it would show "different textures" of himself with a nod back to his old R&B sound.

Chris Brown's new album 'Fortune' will be released on 2nd July.