Michael Jackson is engrained in people’s memories whether it is for his singing, dancing, or character. We wanted to know what were some of the most beautiful memories people have of Michael Jackson.
Mario: “There are so many moments of micheal’s career that made me a fan! The most memorable moment would have to be his “Ben” TV performance. I felt his soul at a young age. I was very young when I saw so in a way I grew up with him.”
Britney Spears: “I was so excited to see his show in London. We were going to be on tour in Europe at the same time and I was going to fly in to see him. He has been an inspiration throughout my entire life and I’m devastated he’s gone!”
Chris Brown: “Michael Jackson is the reason why I do music and why I am an entertainer. I am devastated by this great loss, and I will continue to be humbled and inspired by his legacy. My prayers are with his family. Michael will be deeply missed, but never forgotten. He’s the greatest… the best ever. No one will ever be better.”
R. Kelly (wrote “You Are Not Alone”): “I am truly saddened that my Mentor, Brother and Friend will no longer be with us physically. At the same time, I feel so blessed to have been touched by his Music, his Dance, his Lyrics, and his Pure Genius. It is because of Michael’s yesterday that I am who I am today! “
“My condolences to his family and friends around the world. Michael Jackson Rest in Peace and may your music and legacy forever reign on earth!”
Usher: “This loss has deeply saddened me! It is with a heavy heart I composed this statement. May God cover you Michael. We all lift your name up in prayer. I pray for the entire JACKSON family particularly Michael’s mother, children and all his fans that loved him so much. I would not be the artist, performer, and philanthropist I am today without the influence of Michael. I have great admiration and respect for Him and I’m so thankful I had the opportunity to meet and perform with such a great entertainer, who in so many ways, transcended the culture. He broke barriers, he changed radio formats! With music, he made it possible for people like Oprah Winfrey and Barack Obama to impact the mainstream world. His legacy is unparalleled. Michael Jackson will never be forgotten.”
Brian White: “The world has lost a true icon. Michael’s music was a staple in the soundtrack of my youth and I have been a fan of “The King of Pop” since as early back as I can recall. It made me smile to reflect on the memory of how my sisters and I would wear out my mom’s floors back in the day trying to perfect the Moonwalk! May Michael’s inspiration and message live on forever through his music. My wishes of strength, peace and blessings to his family and loved ones.”
LEZ: “I had the pleasure of dancing side-by-side one of the most incredible entertainers we will ever see in our lifetime. He was every bit of a kind, “normal” & humorous man that people didn’t want you to see.
All of the people who had their hands in his pockets while he was alive, are not going to let this man rest in peace. The drama has really just begun & it’s sad that in life & in death Michael Jackson may never be at peace.
Michael is finally free; free from speculation, free from judgment, free from being pulled in more directions than any human being should stand. He’s free to be the boy, the man, the talent that he was meant to be.
I pray that the predators will not take this time to degrade the universe’s most important & influential icon of our time! I am glad to have been able to experience, witness & perform next to the greatest!”
Donielle Artese: “My father, Bobby Taylor, was an original Motown act (Bobby Taylor and the Vancouvers), and he saw the Jackson 5 at the Apollo and brought them to his apt in Detroit. He had promised he would get them an audition at Motown, so he called Suzanne Depasse to see them so she could help them try to persuade Berry to see them…the rest is history! Then, I met MJ when I was doing his video, and told him who my father was, he flipped out!!!! He asked me to find my father and tell him thank you and that none of his career would have been possible without my father–I highly doubt that! But I did find him. There’s more, like when I did the musical Sisterella, produced by MJJ productions and we had the wrap party at Neverland Ranch. So devastating.”
Charlie Wilson: “You can’t talk about music without talking about Michael Jackson. His music touched people around the world. I have some personal memories of spending time with members of his family over the years and will continue to pray for his children, his brothers and sisters and his parents. He will be missed.”
What are your best memories of Michael Jackson?
Here is Michael Jackson through the years: