Yesterday marked the date of the long-awaited “Michael Forever” tribute concert which has been criticized for its terrible timing (amidst Conrad Murray trial) Janet Jackson voiced her concern and reason for not appearing:
“Because of the trial, the timing of this tribute to our brother would be too difficult for me…”
Jermaine and Randy, who were also not in attendance said, “While we wholeheartedly support the spirit of a tribute that honors our brother, we find it impossible to support an event that is due to take place during the criminal trial surrounding Michael’s death…”
Apparently Katherine Jackson, who birthed TEN children in her lifetime, had no issues attending, along with La Toya, Marlon, Tito and Jackie along with Michael’s children – Paris (wearing the “Thriller” jacket) Prince and Michael “Blanket” Joseph Jr.
And, while Chris Brown could not attend due to his issues getting in the country (that’s what you get) many other stars were present. (Brighter ones)
Such as Smokey Robinson, Leona Lewis, Cee Lo, Christina Aguilera, Jamie Foxx, Gladys Knight, Ne-Yo and Beyonce via satellite.