Beyoncé Covers Michael Jackson Classic at Tribute Concert [Video]

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Michael Jackson paved the way for many of today’s superstars. One of pop music’s biggest names, Beyoncé, paid homage to her idol during the star-studded “Michael Forever” tribute concert at Millenium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, on Saturday (Oct. 8). B appeared in a pre-taped piece to deliver one of MJ’s Motown classics following an introduction from Michael’s children Prince, Paris, and Blanket.

“She is always pushing the envelope with her boundless energy and talent,” said Paris. “She carries the torch lit by our father and it gives me great pleasure to introduce this woman.”

B donned an Afro wig as she and her all-female band grooved to a funky cover of “I Wanna Be Where You Are,” originally performed by a young Michael in 1972. “I remember seeing Michael Jackson for the first time. Lord knows I fell in love,” said the pregnant singer, who gave audience members goosebumps as she channeled MJ with her moves.

“Watching him I realized exactly what I wanted to be. He inspired me so much. As a matter of fact, the first song I performed with Destiny’s Child was a Jackson 5 song. It’s called ‘Where You Are.’ It’s the song we auditioned to get our record deal. It was the beginning of our future. I love you forever, Michael Jackson.”



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55 Comments

  1. Twitter.Com/Ciaramedlies

    *yawns

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    Music Lover Reply:

    @Twitter.Com/Ciaramedlies, sit your ugly misfit ass down

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    jeremydante Reply:

    @Twitter.Com/Ciaramedlies, you gotta keep it real- beyonce DID that with this cover.

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    Eva B Da Kiueen Reply:

    @Twitter.Com/Ciaramedlies, I see Ciara couldn’t make it to do the parking lot outside the tribute.

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    KillBill Reply:

    @Eva B Da Kiueen, Lol

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    LOVE4Bey Reply:

    @Eva B Da Kiueen, LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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    mofan95 Reply:

    @Eva B Da Kiueen, OMG bahahahaha lol!

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    DARBé Reply:

    @Twitter.Com/Ciaramedlies, If you were there, Yo old TIRED THRU, AND DELAYED A** Would’t be yawning, Tired A** H*. Take a nap, Raggedy c**chie heffa….

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  2. Critic

    “She carries the torch lit by our father…”
    Even his seeds are claiming it.
    I feel bad for the naysayers and the peasants.

    RIP MJ!

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    Biscuits Reply:

    @Critic,

    If his kids are saying it, it’s been MJ approved. Hail the Queen…oh excuse me the KING!! #POW!

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    KillBill Reply:

    @Biscuits, Stans we have no more to prove she is officially the “King of Pop”

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    Biscuits Reply:

    @KillBill,

    Indeed, she IS!! Nothing more to say!

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  3. jeremydante

    love that paris wore the thriller jacket.

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  4. Music Lover

    BeyonSLAY. i love this woman.

    She cant do no wrong!

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  5. Biscuits

    AMAZING!!!!!

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  6. jeremydante

    beyonce did an OUTSTANDING version of this. she is saaaaaaaaanging with that baby up in her. love, love, love this cover & beyonce took my breath away. i am objective with her performances too- im not one of those who just gets obsessed with everything she does.

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  7. Eva B Da Kiueen

    MJ’s kids see it and the world sees it now. Anybody to disagree is a hater because they can’t take it that Beyonce is carrying the torch.

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  8. James

    I’m backkkkk!!! I just got off tha phone with kreayshawn and she is loving what I’m doing. Keeping her name out there doing promos for her and everything. Man that’s my homie free promo time kreayshaen album coming in 2012 be on tha look out

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    KillBill Reply:

    @James, Damn that’s 2 years from now, I hope she has something worth talking about. Gucci Gucci horrible song, and her and they other girl are annoying fake gimmicks that needs a good ol ass whoopin.

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    meme Reply:

    @James, lol i just died. wat a jokes

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    Audrey Hepburn Reply:

    @James, n*gga, AINT NOBODY checkin 4 that trailer park hoe. Maybe you should call her back and tell her the truth:

    (ring)…(ring)
    Kreyshawn: Hello?

    James: Oh, hey there again Kreyshawn

    Kreyshawn: What it do g? *white girl voice*

    James: I just called to tell you that you’re a talentless b*tch and your rhymes are even whacker than lil twist. Plus, you’ll never make it in hip hop, even if you sleep with Wayne, Gucci, or Kanye.

    Kreyshawn: Ah, that’s messed up. Well… glad I still got that Burger King uniform. White Girl Mob standup!

    James: No b*tch. *shakes head & hangs up*

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  9. LOVE4Bey

    PREACH PARIS!!!!! King BEY is carrying that torch honey. *plays Diva * *chuckles*

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  10. mrstackhouse

    amazing as usual.

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  11. kemdall

    She did a nice job and I agree with Paris. Bey is one of the many artist that is keeping his name going.

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  12. Mia

    Even Michael kids say it! Beyonce is the Queen!

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  13. ImHighPrice

    Beyonce did a great job! But I wouldn’t go as far as saying she holds the torch that Micheal left because they’re two different artists and ain’t nothing similar about them. Bey holds the torch of Aretha, Patti, Gladys, Whitney etc. aka the vocal greats.

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    justdr Reply:

    @ImHighPrice, Stfu! Lol. His child said it..so sit down!

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    ImHighPrice Reply:

    @justdr, Yeah the child said something that they were told to say you dumbass…yo ass act like MJ was resurrected and told them to say that shit. I highly doubt MJ would say that if he was alive.

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    Mya Reply:

    @ImHighPrice, His Kids said it, so ur OP is NOT needed Thank You no better yet ur OP doesn’t MATTER Thank You lol

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    ImHighPrice Reply:

    @Mya, Your point? This is the comments section right? For everyone right? Not just for brainless idiots who attack anybody with a different opinion. My point still stands. Bey does not hold MJ’s torch…her career and artistry does not reflect MJ at all. She holds Tina Turner’s, Whitney’s & Aretha’s torches.

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  14. really

    She never really knows what to say about icons? Always the say line, even when she steals. “Really inspired me” lol. BTW, take it this recorded long cause baby bump from countdown video or even vma is gone once again.

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    Mya Reply:

    @really,

    Beyonce shot some parts of Countdown video months ago, I mean It’s not that hard to put together pray for brains lol

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  15. queenb

    lovely!!

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  16. justdr

    OMG..I got chills.! This is y I stan for her.! Simply the best! Who could do it better??

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  17. Jay

    She killed that performance. She is a legend!

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  18. whatever

    You guys do realize that the kids read from a pre written screen that was not written by them right? It means nothing they feel every artist carries the torch because MJ inspired everybody. Beyonce cant carry a torch until she is not stealing real artist work.

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    T Reply:

    @whatever, shut ur hating ass up! michael’s family pre-approved everything at this concert. If they didnt agree with that beyonce statement, then im sure they wouldnt have allowed it 2 be said. And fyi latoya jackson & paris herself have stanned 4 bey on twitter. That family loves bey. Even michael’s dad was at bey concert. So have several seats.

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    T Reply:

    @whatever, u r a hater. Its a fact that the jackson family loves bey. Latoya & paris have stanned 4 her on twitter. Michael dad was at bey concert. All of bey peers have called her the best & the closest thing 2 michael. U mad nobody says that about ur fav? Lol

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @whatever, Umm – Were you there ?

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    Mya Reply:

    @whatever,

    If it was pre written the FAMILY had to appove it first so anyway you wanna FLIP it they feel this WAY LOL STAY MAD!

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  19. Bernadette

    Beyonce out did her self once again in that performance, I’m sure Michael Jackson was smiling down with joy.OUTSTANDING Beyonce.

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  20. Real Issh

    I’m not watching it until tonight . I think it comes on tonight . Right ?

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  21. Songstress

    There is no one else in the industry now who works as hard as MJ did besides Beyonce ! Some of you people are just pure shit faced hatters…keep doing your thing Beyonce !

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  22. Audrey Hepburn

    Now an Afro wig ? Stop tryin to be black now, after you have copied every white person (LIKE ME) and tried to fit into the white community with that ghetto ass blonde hair and skin bleaching cream. How cheap? Very. How clownish? Extremely. How fake? Unequivocally. Who Cares? Not I.

    It’s Audrey B*TCH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    brainfood.com Reply:

    @Audrey Hepburn,

    Damn. Come on man. Women of color rock ALL the styles!

    And if she wants to fir into the white community, what is it to you?

    Her success won’t stop as long as she keeps bettering herself and working on herself. Maybe you should do the same.

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  23. for the beyonce stans

    copycats shouldnt cover mj songs beyonce!

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  24. Orlando

    fuk man that took 1:47 2 get 2 beyonce @ 1:48, i cnt give a fuk bout MJ’s kids cuz they aint his & ever will b, those kids r brain washed. cuz they would have that black hinky nappy hair & they dnt.

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  25. hating is for suckas and getting money is for winners

    beyonce is a fucking legend who the fuck mad *crickets

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  26. KillBill

    Hey Look to the right of the screen Beyonce makes the Top 5 stories Again.

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  27. Hugh

    I love MJ and his kids so much. Amazing to see how strong they are. I couldnt do that.

    Amazing performance too.

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  30. brainfood.com

    She really is pretty. I am in love with the afro.

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    brainfood.com Reply:

    @brainfood.com,

    …and for ya’ll that constatnly compare B to MJ maybe this will help…it’s only my opinion, but I read someone’s comment and I’ve never read one better when comparing the two:

    MJ was an entertainer and an artist. He was an entertainer because he knew how to put on a show and he was an artist because he was original.

    Beyonce is the baddest entertainer out there RIGHT NOW! On the other hand I wouldn’t call her original because most of her work was inspired by the work of others. She always brings it when she performs, but I don’t think people classify her as an original act.

    Both acts are good. Why keep making a big deal about it? We’re all good at something. Spend your time finding out what you can bring to the table and you really won’t even care what other people are doing.

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