Friday, January 27, 2012

Michael Jackson is honoured in Hollywood glove ceremony

Late pop star Michael Jackson was immortalized in cement on Thursday when his three children stamped the "Thriller" singer's glove and shoe prints in the hallowed concrete courtyard of Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood.

Well over a hundred fans of the King of Pop and celebrities including Justin Bieber and Jackson family members watched the song and dance spectacle and listened to the three children talk about the legacy of their father.

"My dad won the lifetime achievement award. It was an award he strived and worked the hardest to get, but for me, and I think for him as well, this right here is his lifetime achievement award. This is what he strived to get and this is what we are giving him now today," said Prince Michael, 14, Jackson's eldest son.

Jackson's daughter Paris, 13, imprinted her father's iconic silver sequined glove and scrawled his name into the cement, adding a heart in between Michael and Jackson. Prince Michael and his brother Blanket, 9, put their father's shoe into the cement, and all three left their own handprints next to dad's.

The hour-long ceremony included spoken tributes and musical performances from Jackson's friends and family, including his brothers Tito and Jackie, who were part of the Jackson 5, and mother Katherine who called the event "a very very solemn occasion for my son".

 Music producer quincy jones,who worked with Jackson on one of his sucessful album,THRILLER, Mo town singer, Smokey Robbison and comedian Chris Tucker,a friend of Jackson shared their personal memories of Jackson while Canadian pop sensation, Justin bieber, called him an inspiration. "People are going to remember him for his dancing and singing,but people need to rember him for who he was" said  Bieber.

Report Compiled by: Olabisi Ogunjobi

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