This past Monday marked the three year anniversary of the passing of Michael Jackson, and while a number of stars and fans shared their memories of MJ, one celeb in particular got more intimate!
Mz. Sasha Fierce herself, Beyonce, took to her website to remember the King of Pop, with an open letter.
The heartfelt note touches on Michael's influence on Queen Bey's career and what he had taught her.
Read Beyonce's dedication to the late MJ… AFTER THE JUMP!
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.
How touching…we know Michael's memory will live on through the artists that he's influenced, like Beyonce, for years to come!
[Images via Ramey Pix.]
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