Beyonce Knowles, Jay-Z to Honor Michael Jackson at 2009 BET Awards

June 27, 2009 03:10:54 GMT

Beyonce Knowles, Jay-Z, Ne-Yo, The-Dream and other BET performers are scheduled to pay tribute to Michael Jackson at the upcoming 2009 BET Awards.

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While P. Diddy, The Game, Usher, Chris Brown, Mario Winans and Boyz II Men recorded Michael Jackson tribute song, Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z choose to remember the late singer on-stage when 2009 BET Awards is kicked off on June 28. Joining them to pay tribute to Michael at the event are other performers which include Ne-Yo and The-Dream.

Beyonce and the other BET musical acts actually have rehearsed their songs for weeks, but they are willing to change the numbers in a bid to honor Michael. "To change it up in three days is something that's not easy but they're all willing and looking forward to it," the awards' producer Stephen Hill told Associated Press. "There's a direct line from Ne-Yo to Michael Jackson. There's a direct line from Beyonce to Michael Jackson. There's a direct line from Jay-Z to Michael Jackson. I think they'll want to pay tribute in their own way."

Beside those singers, other musicians such as Usher and Justin Timberlake who didn't plan to attend the gala ceremony, are rushing their way to Los Angeles to join their fellow celebs for this tribute. "We're adding on. We're trying to do the numbers we had already planned and we're trying to add on, so it may be a longer show than we anticipated," Debra L. Lee, Chairman and Chief Executive of Black Entertainment Television (BET) promised.

"This is going to be the first gathering of people who really cared for and were influenced by him since his death. It's a tall order for us but we have every intention of paying respect to Michael Jackson," Stephen commented. Then, Debra added, "There's no artist that's going to want to get up there and talk about themselves. They're going to want to talk about Michael. We want to give out the awards, we want them to have their moment but it's going to be more geared toward Michael Jackson."

This year's BET Awards, which nominations list includes Lil Wayne and T.I., will be conducted at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles starting from 8 P.M. EST/PST with Jamie Foxx as its host. Beside Beyonce, Jay-Z, The-Dream and Ne-Yo, MAXWELL is also lined up to sing at the bash. After the event is wrapped, an after-party will be held and hosted by Queen Latifah.


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posted by Ms. Dee on Dec 29, 2009
I'm not sure if she said that, besides the tabloids have a way of twisting things to make a sell. Look at what they did to MJ. MJ used to say that about the tabloids all the time. He loved Beyonce, so I could not imagine her saying something like that about his family.
posted by lady gaga 1 fan on Dec 10, 2009
posted by hate shelly on Aug 28, 2009
u guys r crazy espeacilly shelly
posted by Lajuan on Jul 25, 2009
To K! Bey & Jay are NOT the best performers in the world & they did NOT did it again! I beleive Bey made that comment, because she wishe she coul bee Janet & like the Jackson family, but that will never happen!!
posted by lajuan on Jul 25, 2009
We all know Bey is fake, and always wants attentiion! I don' t know why bey did a tribute to MJ. I wish Janet would had cursed her ugly ass out for making that comment about the Jackson family, because i don' t see nothing rich about the knowles family & NO WAY can you compare the knowles with the Jackson family!! Beyonce wish can be as important than Janet & MJ!! This the truth & i hope Ugly Bey & her sister reads this!!
posted by mwageni Fred on Jul 13, 2009
Beyonce is just shit and opportunist
posted by milder on Jul 07, 2009
MILDER BEST R&B SINGER AND ACTRESS MILDER HONOR MJ AND CANCELLED HER GALA SHE WAS STOPED ON THAT WEEK I RUSHED TO LOS AGELOSE CA MILDER, USHER,NEYO,JAY-Z AND BEYOUCE WHILE ON RED CARPAT MILDER WITH EMPIRE MOVIE PRODUTION IN CA photes I was feeling so tuoched when micheal was rusehd to the hospital.I sared on my phone but i cuoldint hear him the word came to my ear that his gone home hope to see you and we shaw meet agani blessed be the name of the lord. you will be missed and then i cryed. surprised i cuodnt belive it.
posted by landry on Jul 06, 2009
sorry but jay-z use a song of mj in several shows look at youtube
posted by rita2006 on Jun 30, 2009
i understand what every body is saying about beyonce and i have been the number 1 beyonce fan however when it comes to m j theres no competion i adore him but heres my question dose any one have any solid proof like a video of her actually saying what she has been acused of because tabloids lie magazines lie they all lie so i wld like to know.
posted by Shelly on Jun 29, 2009
Beyonce fans must really live under a rock! Im not impressed with her because she talked shit about the Jackson family a few months ago, and is now trying to act like she cares just for some positive press. Google it if you think im talking smack. She is a fake and opportunist. Nothing about her so called tribute was sincere.
posted by Cheeks on Jun 29, 2009
Beyonce did good i wish mj didnt die cause beyonce could did diva..ego cause u know she is the best n the game
posted by K on Jun 29, 2009
Yall so mad that beyonce is the best she did not say that about the j family n if she did she told the truth like i said jay n beyonce did it again
posted by K on Jun 29, 2009
Beyonce did good i wish mj didnt die cause beyonce could did diva..ego cause u know she is the best n the game
posted by beba on Jun 29, 2009
I agree with you "Shelly". I cant believe the Jackson family actually let her perform...that's outrageous for someone to say that about your family. Beyonce is an ok singer. Theres been better and are better out there....Heres what she said a few months ago .....Janet Jackson Angry With Beyonce Over Elle Diss The National Enquirer hears that Janet Jackson is furious with Beyonce Knowles after the Destiny’s Child star took a shot at her parents Joe and Katherine. “I grew up upper class. Private school,” Beyonce told Elle magazine writer Will Blythe. “My dad had a Jaguar. We’re African-American and we work together as a family, so people assume we’re like The Jacksons. But I didn’t have parents using me to get out of a bad situation.” “Janet wanted to know why Beyonce had to mention her family,” an insider told the tabloid. “They’re not friends and barely know each other. She feels Beyonce went out of her way to tell the world she’s from the upper class and the Jacksons were like a bunch of dirty gutter rats.” .....any fans of her out there that actually see this as word..."IGNORANCE"
posted by N on Jun 28, 2009
but i think having usher, JT, NEYO, AND Chris brown wud b a better idea as they r da individuals most influenced by MJ. can u imgaine all 4 of dem doing a MJ tune all 2gether.
posted by N on Jun 28, 2009
I think beyonce doing da tribute will be wicked i can imagine her doing sum wicked moves and hitting all kind of notes. cant wait!!!
posted by keepinitreal on Jun 28, 2009
y is beyonce honor mj and she stated tht her family is way betta then his.....if u didnt like then whn they was alive y in hell are u be fake and tryin to like then now.....SO FAKE....r is tht her alter ego takin ova her again.....
posted by Carolina Girl on Jun 27, 2009
They should have someone who have been in Michael Jackson life and is loyal to him to do the contribute to him, some one who has respected him to the uttmost..... It won't be a real Contribute if It's not announced by someone he really, really know and that was is said comes from their heart(s). Lee Lee from NC.
posted by zlander on Jun 27, 2009
@lilkunta listen to You Rock My World-michael jackson feat. some homework b4 you comment, Jay had a relationship wit michael, most notable was bringing him out during summer jam
posted by BK on Jun 27, 2009
I most definitely agree with G2. Why is Beyonce honoring MJ after her nasty comment she made against the Jacksons? I seem to be confused???
posted by lilkunta on Jun 27, 2009
Usher, Neyo I get. bk maybe, but how will Jayz honour MJ. Ive never heard or seen anything MJ like in any of his music or vids. I guess I will be surprised.
posted by sel on Jun 27, 2009
G2- who commented on who? You saying mj said that about beyonce or is that your Opinon?
posted by G2 on Jun 27, 2009
Especially after her previous comments. I feel that she is not worthy.
posted by G2 on Jun 27, 2009
I am totally against Beyonce doing a tribute to honor Michael Jackson especially after he previous comments. I feel tha she is not worthy at all. Please allow someone who genuinely loves Michael prior to his death!
posted by just me on Jun 27, 2009
Farrah Fawcett Loses Battle to Cancer...may michael jackson finally find peace? at anyrate, mother nature will transform him,dust.... we will all be dust

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