Chris Brown is a man of many talents, and that includes an eye for art, both street and traditional. For French Montana’s birthday earlier this week, the singer painted a custom piece showing French and his fallen friend and collaborator Chinx Drugz. Chinx was shot and killed this past May, with French and the entire hip-hop community taking the passing with a heavy heart.
As a result, Brown, a close friend of Montana’s, gifted the rapper with a beautiful portrait of the rapper alongside Chinx serving as his guardian angel. The portrait featured Montana donning a pink tuxedo and black bowtie, wearing his signature smile, while Chinx Drugz was painted in an assortment of colors with his new wings.
Brown and French had linked up recently for the “Moses” video, and had gotten together for Brown’s “Loyal” before that. All things considered, the gift seems to be a gesture between friends. It appears as if the canvas portrait is still on the easel with paints surrounding it, and a picture posted to Instagram hours earlier shows Brown just starting to sketch it out. That’s an impressive turnaround for a piece that will surely take on sentimental value for the rapper.