The King of Pop's legacy still lives on.
June 25 marks the fifth year of Michael Jackson's untimely death, everyone else would agree that he is an irreplaceable force in the music industry, still reigning as the King of Pop and is undoubtedly influencing musicians everywhere.
Michael Jackson paved the way for some of today's superstars. One of pop's biggest names today, Beyoncé commemorated his death anniversary by taking the time to write a heartfelt letter on her website paying homage to her idol.
Under the title “Inspiration Michael Jackson,” Queen B posted a black and white photograph of the "Thriller" icon and a short but moving letter.
Here's how the letter goes
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.
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