Beyonce Pays Tribute To Michael Jackson
Tuesday, July 7, 2009 - 10:42
Beyonce Knowles gave a moving to tribute to late King of Pop last night, dedicating hit single Halo to Michael Jackson.
The If I Were A Boy singer brought her successful I Am… tour to New Orleans Superdrome where after singing tracks such as Single Ladies and Crazy In Love, B delivered a Jacko tailored version of Halo to the crowd.
A video showing Beyonce aged 5, doing her best Michael Jackson impression was played on the big screen as the R n B songstress honoured the Thriller singer.
Beyonce claimed: "That's when I decided who I wanted to be". She then went on to say that MJ was her inspiration and was responsible for making her the performer she is today.
Sasha Fierce then continued the pay tribute to Jacko by dedicating an emotional version of Halo to the legend saying: "Michael thank you so much for teaching me so much. We all miss you. We thank you for all the beautiful memories.”
She added: “Thank you bringing our families together. Thank you for giving us all those great times. We love you. There will only be one Michael Jackson. Long live the king."
B then performed the hit, with an image of Michael Jackson behind her and changed the lyrics to sing: “Michael I can see your Halo. I pray your music won’t fade away.”
Beyonce, who is rumoured to be in talks to star in a Sister Act remake was not the only celebrity to pay tribute to her idol. Ne-Yo, John Legend and Robin Thicke also honoured the star at the 15th annual Essence Music Festival.
R n B sensation Ne-Yo dedicated the majority of his set to Jacko exclaiming: "I'm gonna do my best to keep his legacy alive," who performed in a Jacksonesque hat and sparkling jacket.
The King of Pop’s memorial service is set to take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles this afternoon.
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