Wow! I’m a little taken aback by Michael Jackson’s death. I remember when I was younger listening to the “Billie Jean,” I was loving his music (and him) so much that I figured the world might stop turning when he passed on. Although the world is going to continue spinning, I do feel some kind of way about this icon’s death.
Let me just say that I find it disrespectful that various radio stations mention Michael and mention the cases he once had too. Even in death we won’t allow him his peace. Surely we all recognize that Michael was a tormented soul. And, while, he did not grow to be the most socially acceptable individual we know, he nevertheless spawned many of our favorite entertainers, and he remained relevant until his death. Not only that, he regularly sang political songs–something most of today’s entertainers fear.
We have to wonder how Ne-Yo, Usher, B2K, and the like would dance and move if there had never been a Michael Jackson. There is no argument for me: Michael Jackson was the most prolific entertainer of our time! Who else has influenced so many so greatly? He is the first entertainer that actually brought tears to my twelve-year old eyes when he performed.
The man had a family and is survived by children. Let’s try to be respectful.
Anyhow, I wish nothing but peace and rest for my brotha–nothing but everlasting peace and rest. Ashe’ (“let it be so”)!!!