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‘You could hear his soul’: Read Beyoncé’s touching tribute to Michael Jackson

 

As many have recalled today, June 25 marks the fifth anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death. And as today draws to a close, Beyoncé has penned a heartfelt tribute to the late King of Pop on her website with a photo of a young Jackson.

From a King to a Queen, it reads:

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.

 
 

Love always,
B

Beyoncé and Jay Z’s On The Run tour kicked off tonight in Miami, and more than 50,000 fan are expected at their July 1 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts.

And here’s that song Bey referenced in her note…