LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 01: Singer Chris Brown performs at Drai's Beach Club - Nightclub at the Cromwell Las Vegas kicking off Drai's LIVE 2016 on January 1, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bryan Steffy/Getty Images for Drai's Beachclub-Nightclub)
Photo: Bryan Steffy
Photo: Bryan Steffy

He's no Gloria Estefan — but apparently Chris Brown is huge in Cuba

Chris Brown's type of party may be in Cuba, because it turns out the singer is huge in Havana. 

The Fader reports that Chris Brown seems "Michael Jackson big" to Cubans. And being compared to the King of Pop in a country with limited access to the internet is no easy feat.

"It's very difficult. I'm being honest. It's very difficult," a Cuban woman explained to Newsy.

Newsy spoke with locals about the country's limited internet earlier this year. The Cuban government owns all media. So content — like Chris Brown's music videos — is often passed around on flash drives known as "el paquete semanal" or "weekly package." 

Fast Company pointed out a year ago Breezy's music is a usual go-to music source for Cubans. And with limited access to Brown's well-documented personal life of run-ins with the law, Cubans seem to care more about Chris Brown, the musician next to Pitbull.

It could be a combo of Brown's steady release of new music, willingness to work with Latin artists and evolving appearance that allow Cuba to view him strictly as a dancing phenom with the gift of song and style.

So all hail Breezy — a true "International Love."

This video includes music from Ultra RecordsRCA Records and Universal Music and images from Getty Images.

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