6.25.2009 Uncategorized

Stars React to Michael Jackson’s Death

We still haven’t had a chance to soak in the heartbreaking news of Michael Jackson’s passing. Celebrities from all fields of entertainment are mourning the tragic death of the King of Pop. We’ve highlighted some of the comments below.

Diddy: “Michael Jackson showed me that you can actually see the beat. He made the music come to life!! He made me believe in magic. I will miss him!”

Mariah Carey: “I am heartbroken. My prayers go out to the Jackson family, and my heart goes out to his children. Let us remember him for his unparalleled contribution to the world of music, his generosity of spirit in his quest to heal the world & the joy he brought to his millions of devoted fans throughout the world. I feel blessed to have performed with him several times & to call him my friend. No artist will ever take his place. His star will shine forever.”

Madonna: “I can’t stop crying over the sad news. I have always admired Michael Jackson. The world has lost one of the greats, but his music will live on forever! My heart goes out to his three children and other members of his family. God bless.”

Quincy Jones: “I am absolutely devastated at this tragic and unexpected news. For Michael to be taken away from us so suddenly at such a young age, I just don’t have the words. Divinity brought our souls together on The Wiz and allowed us to do what we were able to throughout the 80’s. To this day, the music we created together on Off The Wall, Thriller and Bad is played in every corner of the world and the reason for that is because he had it all…talent, grace, professionalism and dedication. He was the consummate entertainer and his contributions and legacy will be felt upon the world forever. I’ve lost my little brother today, and part of my soul has gone with him.”

Justin Timberlake: “We have lost a genius and a true ambassador of not only Pop music but of all music. He has been an inspiration to multiple generations and I will always cherish the moments I shared with him on stage and all of the things I learned about music from him and the time we spent together. My heart goes out to his family and loved ones.”

Whitney Houston: “I am full of grief.”

Brandy: “It hasn’t hit me YET!!! I know when it does I will be a f**kin WRECK!!!!! I loved and still LOVE Michael Jackson!!!”

Lisa Marie Presley: “I am so very sad and confused with every emotion possible. I am heartbroken for his children, who I know were everything to him, and for his family. This is such a massive loss on so many levels. Words fail me.”

Steven Spielberg: “Just as there will never be another Fred Astaire or Chuck Berry or Elvis Presley, there will never be anyone comparable to Michael Jackson. His talent, his wonderment and his mystery make him legend.”

M.I.A.: “MICHAEL JACKSON the first 2 english words i eva spoke. the future sucx!”

Nina Sky: “Tonight we’re celebrating the life MJ, Sharing our memories, and sending our prayers to his family.”

Nick Cannon: “Rest in peace to the greatest to ever do it. His legacy will live on forever!”

Melody Thornton: “I mean this man endured sooooo much bullshit but on this day the music has died some part of me is @ peace that he doesn’t have to be bullied anymore!!! Every Michael Jackson Fan in the world let’s be happy he will forever sing from the heavens!!! The Greatest Ever!!!!!”

Mya: “To man who made a huge impact on my life. Thank you4blessing the world with your talent + heart. May you rest in peace&be w/the angels MJ.”

Ludacris: “If it were not for Michael Jackson I would not be where or who I am today. His Music and Legacy will live on Forever. Prayers to the fam. R.I.P.”

Solange: “Thank you Michael Jackson for being my FIRST of many! My mother took me to my FIRST concert. I was only two years old. I fell in love.”

Ne-Yo: “Michael Jackson will live forever through the thing that he put all of his life energy into: his music. I will do my part to keep the melody alive, to keep the energy forever changing form, but never ever dying!! Long live Michael Jackson.”

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!”

Usher: “This loss has deeply saddened me, 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 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 In so many ways he transcended 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.”

Beyoncé: “The incomparable Michael Jackson has made a bigger impact on music than any other artist in the history of music. He was magic. He was what we all strive to be. He will always be the King of Pop! Life is not about how many breaths you take, but about how many moments in life that take your breath away. For anyone who has ever seen, felt, or heard his art, we are all honored to have been alive in this generation to experience the magic of Michael Jackson. I love you Michael.”

Sheryl Crow: “His was a rare talent that we witness once in a lifetime. One who makes such an indelible mark that for generations singers and dancers attribute him as inspiration. I had the great privilege of watching him every night doing what he did best—entertain. I am grateful to have known him for the 2 years I worked for him and will mourn his loss with his many millions of fans across the world.”

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.”

Lil Wayne: “I personally can’t believe it. But it’s more unfortunate for the world of music. … My love goes out to his family. … A sad day in history, not [just] music.”

Lil’ Kim: “I have always been inspired by Mike. He was a Genius ! Michael will always have a special place in my heart. My condolences go out to the whole Jackson family. I will always Love u Michael!”

Wynter Gordon: “R.I.P micheal jackson… tears coming on.. goodbye to the greatest performer ever to exist.”

D. Woods: “our living legend is no longer with us! im so sad. we will miss u michael jackson”

Fabolous: “Michael Jackson dying is so crazy. i actually feel a lil’ fucked up inside.. As a kid i idolized Michael Jackson. R.I.P 2 the King of Pop”

Kelly Rowland: “This has got to be one of the saddest days in music history!! Michael Rest In Peace! WE miss you!”

John Legend: “Michael Jackson will always be remembered as one of the greatest performers in the history of popular music. As a child of the ’80s, I feel as though his music and his videos have been an inseparable part of my life and that of an entire generation. And the powerful thing about great music is that it will always live on. He was and always will be an icon. My heart goes out to his family, friends and countless fans for their tragic loss.”

LeToya Luckett: “I am speechless”

Amerie: “So unbelievable about Michael Jackson…so sad & praying for his family,as well as Farrah Fawcett’s. Couldn’t believe it until cnn confirmed”