Chris Brown was just 16-years-old when his debut single, "Run It!
," topped the Hot 100, so can identify with the young Canadian. "Being able to collab with [Bieber] was great," Brown told MTV News. "He's a young, energetic cat, so being able to work with him, with the fanbase he has, was incredible. I know a lot of little girls are going to love this record.
I wouldn't say [he's] my protégé. He's doing his thing at a young age, and I was doing mine at a young age, so being able to see him come up is dope."