Like him or not, Chris Brown is one of the most successful artists of the past decade. Nick Cannon thinks he deserves more recognition, and in a lengthy Instagram post, the "America's Got Talent" host suggested that the singer is like a combination of Michael Jackson and Tupac Shakur. 

"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," Cannon wrote of Brown.

Like Jackson and Tupac, Brown has certainly faced significant criticism from the media and elsewhere. Lately, as his daughter Royalty has entered his life, Brown seems to be dealing with the scrutiny better than he has in a long time. 

It's unclear as to how Cannon thinks Brown combines the artistic traits of Jackson and 'Pac, but it seems that he deems Brown's legacy on par with those of both legendary artists. What do you think of Cannon's "legendary equation"?