Michael Jackson's Kids Approached for 'We Are the World' Remake


Michael Jackson's Kids Approached for 'We Are the World' Remake


The children are asked to read a poem penned by Maya Angelou, while Janet Jackson will sing Michael Jackson's part.

There is a chance that Michael Jackson's children will be involved in "We Are the World" charity effort for the Haitian. Co-producer Quincy Jones who works on the project along with RedOne recently admitted about planning to recruit the kids for the cause.

The late King of Pop's children will be asked by the producer to read a poem at the end of the star-studded song, according to Entertainment Tonight. The poem is written by Maya Angelou at the request of Michael's mother, Katherine Jackson.

On top of that, MTV reported Lionel Richie has talked with Janet Jackson about her contribution. The singer, who once collaborated with Michael in the original song, said Janet hits studio Tuesday, February 2 to sing her rendition of Michael's verses.

Though more than 50 celebrities have recorded "We Are the World" remix on February 1, it seems that they are not enough. Some other artists are hinted to be added to the line-up over the next few days. So far, rumored participants who didn't attend the Monday recording session are Beyonce Knowles, Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake and Lady GaGa. In this case, GaGa was rumored to have turned down to be part of the cause.

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    x
    Mar 23, 2010

    I was happy to see the his kids speak on his behalf instead of his brohters and sisters. It was nice to see the new generation of the jacksons,

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    Queene
    Feb 11, 2010

    I've seen a few pictures of Prince and he always looks like he thinking. I have never seen him look as proud as he did talking about his dad and holding that grammy. I think Prince and Paris are ready to get involved. They are very mature children.

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    TIMOTHY
    Feb 05, 2010

    IM SO GLAD THAT JANET JACKSON IS GONNA DO MICHAEL'S PART NO OTHER COULD HAVE DONE MICHAEL'S PART, HE & JANET SOUND SO MUCH ALIKE ON SO MANY SONGS.

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    hello
    Feb 05, 2010

    The involvement of Michaels' children in the remake of 'we are the world' is a wonderful way for them to find healing with the recent death of their beloved father. What better way to keep his memory alive than for his message to be reinforced through his beautiful children. Considering Michael was a tremendous humanitarian, it should come as no suprise that his children were raised with the same morals and beliefs. Do not deprive those children of the chance to give back and feel they are bringing love forth to the world as their dad would have wanted them to do. MJ would be very, very proud of his children's grace and courage.

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    SV
    Feb 05, 2010

    Brave little angels, both of them.I am sure that Michael's Mom has a tight grip on what will happen and not let those children be exploited. God is watching over them.

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    betty
    Feb 04, 2010

    it is nice for Prince and Paris to participate in charity as Prince said that they will continue their father'S love for the world.

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    M. Tucker
    Feb 04, 2010

    This is wonderful. I am aware that a TV Show Host in Raleigh, North Carolina (Dr. Frederick's Show) is supporting the remake by carrying the story even further across to his teeming viewers across North Carolina! He was an active musician when the original hit was made. He counts himself in, though he was not invited to the remake! Haiti deserves the attention at this time!

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    liz
    Feb 04, 2010

    the next artist that will be added should be Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, and Fergie.

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    Colcol
    Feb 03, 2010

    They are wonderful kids. Their father was proud and happy that his children will continue his legacy. RIP MJ I LOVE YOU SO MUCH..

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    bree
    Feb 03, 2010

    No other Jackson family member was invited to attend the grammys. The only reason why the show producers decided to invite the children was because they knew they will attract viewers. The only thing MJs kids had to decide was who learns the speech and delivers it. As far as the Haiti song, that is something they will be asked to do for the same reason: the marketability of the CD/DVD with the single. The children's presence will clearly increase the sales. Don't think this will be the last offer they'll get, here is where Katherine should step in and draw the line. Accepting an award is one thing, performing is another. If she doesn't take any measures, then the children's lawyer should. MJ went to lengths to protect his kids, his family shouldn't sell them to the media moguls who will use them just like they used their father. I really hope Prince Paris and Blanket will have a childhood. They have been unfortunate enough.

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    bentley
    Feb 03, 2010

    The kids can't do what they want at such an early age. Katherine and the family should know better. If they let two teenagers rule them they will soon be out of control. If that's the case the jacksons can't properly take care of them.

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    -
    Feb 03, 2010

    Prince Michael is stepping up and showing early signs of leadership. It was their decision to do the Grammys and sources say they want to do beneift Haiti

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    star
    Feb 03, 2010

    leave the kids alone, stop using them. MJ wanted so much to keep them away from the limelight.

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    Sophie
    Feb 03, 2010

    It would be lovely if Michael's kids are involved to record this song.

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    MICHAELnJULIET070119
    Feb 03, 2010

    any thing 2 help heal d world n spread love s a great cause n noble act . Michael's children r following his example of being a humanitarian , a concern 4 d planet Earth n humanity . GOD s truly watching over these wonderful children !!!

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    Jake
    Feb 03, 2010

    Nobody talks about this but those kids are extremely inspiring. Losing a parent at those ages is rough man. I know. But they seem really strong and keeping their dads legacy alive ya know. I can imagine other kids in their situation too can look up to them. I do and i'm an adult. God Bless Them!!!!

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    Lisa
    Feb 03, 2010

    Prince said they wanted to carry on Michael's legacy of helping the world.

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    -
    Feb 03, 2010

    Good points. Well I guess only time will tell. And of course no one wants the kids exploited. Were they exploited at the Memorial by standing in singing we are the world. A major crisis is at hand in Haiti, so their mere interest shows they have huge humanitarian hearts for troubling issues like their father.

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