On Sunday at the Grammys, viewers will get a chance to see never-before-seen footage of Michael Jackson, during a tribute to the late great King Of Pop.
Some of the clip will feature material from the documentary This Is It, but the majority will be a 3-D video that MJ shot for “Earth Song,” a track off his 1995 album, HIStory. The show will also feature performances in honor of MJ by Jennifer Hudson, Usher and more.
But there’s one singer that wasn’t chosen to contribute. Here’s what Omarion had to say about being snubbed:
“If I’m not a part of that, then that’s not… I’m not gonna say it’s wack, but I’m just saying, everyone knows what I do, so if you gon’ have an MJ tribute… I take that back because Stevie [Wonder] did an MJ tribute. Everyone loved Michael. I’m not gon’ say that. I’m just meaning the performance [aspect]. How you gon’ have a Michael tribute without the playboy? [Laughs].
That’s my only thing, and I mean this in the humblest and the most competitive way. I’m competitive — that’s what the game is about. Especially after Mike passed away, I feel like the stage, it’s more important now. It’s a responsibility to me when I hit the stage to not play with it. If you walk back and forth that’s cool, too. If that’s how you entertain, that’s cool, but for the performances and for the dances and for the people that look up to Michael in the fashion I look up to Michael? I hope they bring it. Because if they don’t, then I will.”