Deanna Brown-Thomas is a radio & TV personality, actress, entrepreneur, humanitarian and daughter of James Brown. She joined the TJMS crew broadcasting live from Augusta, Georgia, Brown’s hometown to talk about his life and legacy.

The city has erected a statue in his honor, one of the must-sees aside from, of course, the James Brown Museum.

TJMS: How tall is the statue?

Deanna Brown Thomas: It’s man-size. It was his man size. (Laughs.)

How tall was your dad?

Well, that’s why he stood on the stage. He wasn’t a tall man, about 5’7. Big in presence, though. When he came in the room, it was like, whoah.

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