Q-Tip Plans Michael Jackson Birthday Celebration


The King of Pop may have passed on, but that doesn’t mean his fans, celebrities included, aren’t celebrating his legacy.

Rapper-turned-DJ Q-Tip will throw a soiree to honor what would have been Michael Jackson’s 51st birthday. The hip-hop icon chose New York City’s NOKIA Theater to house the evening’s festivities, which will be held on August 29, the day Jackson was born. Producer-DJ Mark Ronson and DJ Spinna will join Q-Tip in playing never-before-heard remixes of Michael Jackson’s hits. Rare video footage of the late legend from the Motown and Sony vaults will also be shown.

“Michael Jackson was a huge influence on my music and was an inspiration to me and so many others,” Q-Tip reveals. “I want to bring people together to celebrate the man, his music, and his legacy that will undoubtedly live on forever!”

Tickets for “Q-Tip Presents: Long Live the King! A Birthday Celebration for Michael Jackson” are available for purchase beginning Friday, July 31, at Ticketmaster.com.

–Georgette Cline

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  1. Jaelani

    That’s amazing. I am a both a Q-Tip && MJ fan. I know that Q got some MJ inspiration in his video “Move” from the MJ video “Rock With You”. That sounds fun! I hope all goes well.


  2. DJ Triumph

    that love i like that.


  3. Giselle

    that’s so creative, and definitely a good look.


  4. sexiikiim09

    thats nice so great much respect to them!


  5. Marie

    I am buying my ticket and flying down for this one. Long live the King!!!


  6. Jazz

    Me and the king of pop have the same birthday!
    This is a good tribute and respect to him
    R.I.P Michael Jackson


  7. MJlover77

    MJ was, and will forever be the best, and will forever live in our hearts, and continue to be a part of our lives. I love you MJ with all of my heart, and miss you so dearly. HAPPY 51st. BIRTHDAY!!!! My angel. May you R.I.P.


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