Madonna’s onstage tribute to M Jackson VIDEO
This is from Madonna’s website
Madonna thrilled fans in London on Saturday night by performing a medley of Michael Jackson’s hits at the O2 Arena – just a week before the late legend was due to grace the same stage….
The Material Girl recently confirmed that she planned to perform with Jackson at one of his 50 comeback concerts, which were due to kick off on July 13… As the beat to Jackson’s classic hit “Billie Jean” was pumped into the arena, one of her dancers, dressed in the King of Pop’s trademark black and white with a wide-brimmed hat and white gloves, began performing Jackson’s most famous moves – including moonwalking across the stage.
The song turned into a medley with another classic Jackson hit, “Wanna Be Startin’ Something”, much to the delight of the London crowd. Madonna told the audience, “Let’s give it up for one of the greatest artists the world has ever known – Michael Jackson!”
She says, “I am so terribly sad about Michael Jackson’s death. I don’t know what artist wasn’t inspired by him. “I chose ‘Billie Jean’ (to perform at the O2) because it’s instantly recognizable. “Kento, my dancer, was obsessed with Michael all his life. And when Michael was having auditions for his tour, Kento really wanted to go but he’d already made a commitment to me. So now he’s about to have his moment and be Michael at my show.” A final tribute to the late Michael Jackson came in the show’s final number – “Give It 2 Me”.
I love that Madonna gave her dancer props, and a chance to do something that people have been talking about all weekend. And I didn’t know she was supposed to join him at one of the performances! What a show that would have been.
And if you don’t remember, Madonna has done Billie Jean in her shows before, on her Like a Virgin Tour (click here)
VIDEO of the tribute is below