R+B star Chris Brown chose not to challenge Kanye West over album titles - because the rapper's GRADUATION was released first.
The singer's management team were thrilled when they learned Brown planned to call his new album Graduation, because they dreamed of a publicity-heavy war with West over his album of the same name.
But the teenager called his managers off, insisting he wanted to be respectful to West.
He says, "I came up with the title seven months ago and people were like, 'Kanye said that his album is called Graduation, and we can just negotiate.'
"I was like, 'Nah, you're not negotiating... I'll just let him call his album Graduation and I'll just change the title. It's no big deal for me."
Brown's new album, Exclusive, was released in America on Tuesday (06Nov07).