YBS was shocked and saddened to hear the tragic news of Michael Jackson’s death yesterday. He is a legendary icon that has lived throughout our lives and we never imagined a life without his presence. Many of the YBS Starz hold him as their inspiration for working in the industry so we thought, as tribute to his memory, we would post some of the reactions a few of the Starz have posted up about MJ and what he meant to them:
Kwame: IT’S A SAD DAY IN THE WORLD 2DAY R.I.P. MICHAEL JACKSON THANK YOU FOR ALL THE MEMORIES…HEAVEN WILL BE ONE BIG PARTY DANCING TO YOUR HITS!
Chelsea Tavares: Michael Jackson is one amazing man. his originality and creativeness inspired all of us. he knew wat he wanted since he was 5 yrs old. and he put his all into it, and achieved it! although there will NEVER be anotha MJ, he makes ppl want 2 accomplish the same goals as he did. and thats what im aiming 4! He’s part of history. he made music wat it is 2day. this is so surreal. my prayers go out 2 the Jackson’s. ily all!
Nieko Mann: 6/25/2009 RIP…MR Michael Jackson My Prayers are def. with your family at this most tragic time!
Sierra McClain: RIP the KING OF POP………your spirit and your music will live on……..
Tommi Williams: R.I.P Michael Jackson :’( such a legend .. so sad that he passed at 50. =[
Jamia Nash Family: The Nash Family is deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Michael Jackson…He remains the sole inspiration of our dreams and aspirations in the entertainment industry…Rest in peace!
Yara Shahidi: Wow‚Ä¶ I am very sad that one of my most favorite musicians died this week. Mr. Michael Jackson was an awesome dancer, singer, songwriter and person. If you have a chance, listen to some of his music.
Michael was one of the first Young Black Starz, starting his career at age 5, and proved himself to be a true talent from a very young age. We are so lucky to have lived during his lifetime and to have experienced some of his genius first hand. He will be missed but his spirit will live on through his timeless music.
Keke Palmer also posted a video about Michael on YouTube earlier today, which you can view by clicking read more. You can also see some of the Starz performing songs by Michael or the Jackson 5 as our musical tribute to him!
Please send your prayers up for The Jackson Family and all of those who were near and dear to him, especially his 3 young children! If you are one of the Starz and want your message to MJ included in this post, please email us.
JAMIA NASH, PERFORMING ‘Who’s Lovin’ You’ by the Jackson 5:
EriAm SISTERS, PERFORMING ‘I Want You Back’ by the Jackson 5: