Nick Cannon took to Instagram yesterday (October 25) to share his thoughts on Chris Brown.

He makes a post titled “The Legendary Equation” with “MJ plus 2Pac equals CB” under images of Michael Jackson, Tupac and Chris Brown.

“Damn right I said it!” Cannon says in the caption. “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”

This year, Brown has been warned he will be denied entry into Australia for his domestic violence charges against Rihanna. He also had a legal battle over the custody of his daughter.

Last year, Jermaine Dupri said that Brown will be “more famous than Tupac.”

Chris Brown has shared how he’s been inspired by both Michael Jackson and Tupac. The singer posted a photoshopped image on Instagram of himself riding in a car with the late rapper the night he died. He also had a Lamborghini with Tupac lyrics painted on it. Brown performed a tribute to Michael Jackson at the 2010 BET Awards after the singer died.