Beyoncé Remembers Michael Jackson

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Three years ago, the world mourned the loss of Michael Jackson. While he’s gone too soon, the King of Pop lives on through his music and the legions of artists he inspired including Beyoncé. On the anniversary of his death, the 30-year-old singer pens a letter to her idol, thanking him for making her the artist she is today. She recalls watching a young MJ perform live and realizing the soul and swag that he possessed.

“Michael taught me that sometimes you have to forget technique, forget what you have on,” writes B, who performed the Jackson 5’s “I Wanna Be Where You Are” while auditioning for a record deal with Destiny’s Child.

Read her touching tribute to the late legend below.

When I was just starting out, my first producer used to make me listen to Michael Jackson’s live performance of “Who’s Loving You.” He would have me watch that for hours back to back to back.

What he wanted me to learn was his soul. You could hear his soul. And he was this little kid who hadn’t experienced love but he was a vessel. For whatever reason he could evoke more emotion than an adult. It was so raw and so pure. It was these little things that he did that were just swag. It’s something that’s God given.

Michael taught me that sometimes you have to forget technique, forget what you have on. If you feel silly, you have to go from the gut just let it go.

Michael Jackson changed me, and helped me to become the artist i am — thank you Michael.

Love always,
B



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21 Comments

  1. kwayzee

    aaawwhhhh, cute :)

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    MinajRules2012 Reply:

    @kwayzee, Ughhh, go away Beyonce. Why has this bitch gotten a sudden interest in Writing all of a sudden? She must have just obtained her GED for real.

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    RomanReloaded Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, That Was Actually Funny

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    yooo Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, LMAO

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    LAURYN Reply:

    @MinajRules2012,

    BECAUSE SHE CAN WRITE! NICKI’S WACK-AZZ CAN’T READ, WRITE OR SPELL FOR SH-T. ALWAYS KNOCKING A BLACK WOMAN DOWN FOR TRYING TO BREAK DOWN BARRIERS & CONCUR THE DAMN WORLD. YA’LL ARE WEAK!

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    leah dizon Reply:

    @LAURYN, dont make her anger translate as nicki’s anger because Nic loves Bey that bitch is jealous only person Nic got a prob with is KIM and those Krimlins

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    swag Reply:

    @MinajRules2012 hahahahahaha! That was funny. But aren’t these the comments you told us to remind you about taking your pills?…

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    GooGle Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, I’ve seen your name in almost every black or white female news update comparing them to Nicki …
    I just want you to understand that you are sitting behind your computer typing shit bout Nicki ain’t gonna get u no where cause Nicki damm ain’t gonna be shouting out your name nor will she EVER pay your fucking Internet Bill …
    So Hop off her Little as dick && get a Life

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  2. True Story

    I love B! I Want New music —like iam sasha fierce or bday

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    @True Story, i think b’day is my favourite one, but dangerously in love has the best singles :)

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  3. Shade

    RIP Michael Jackson THE GREATEST AND BEST TO EVER DO IT.

    And oh shit Beyonce said swag, that shit cray.

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  4. ALONZO WILSON

    BEYONCE YOU THE BEST YOU HAVE THE BEST VOICE IN THE WORLD

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  5. RealIssh

    Salute ;D

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  6. MinajRules2012

    Beyonce is waaaaaaaaayyyy better then nicki i cant lie about that BeyonceRules2012….sorry nicki

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  7. TheDreamer

    Cute letter. RIP Michael, his music will live on forever.

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  8. Jay

    I love that Beyonce shared that story with us. Michael was a such an inspiration for so many musician and so is Beyonce and DC. I’ve been inspired by Bey since the beginning and still am. She’s amazing! :)

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  9. Hugh

    Lovely message
    Love you MJ

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  10. swag

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