RIP Michael Jackson

I know I am late. But it is intentional. And I have my reasons why.

But before I go to why I am doing my tribute belatedly, I want to talk about the man who revolutionized pop music and brought the art of dancing to new heights dancers could only emulate but never bettered.

I could never address him as MJ; that belongs to the greatest basketball of all time. But before MJ came into my life and inspired me to be the best I can be, it was Michael Jackson I looked up to.


I can’t remember owning an album before his “Thriller” in 1983. I was 11 and my uncle was the one who bought me that cassette tape. Of course I have heard of his songs and have tried to copy his dance moves by then but I distinctly remember that when I got home that day and my mom presented the gift from my uncle, I listened to it over and over again until I felt asleep.

Needless to say, I have always been a fan of the legendary man. Even through his countless antics and troubles, I have always maintained that he was, and still is, the greatest entertainer of our generation. If you have been to one of his concerts, you will understand what I’m trying to say.


I think I was one of those who discreetly supported his acquittal even if my gut told me that he was guilty. In my mind, and in my heart, Michael Jackson couldn’t be guilty; he just couldn’t be. And much to my relief, even if it contradicted with my most common sense, I was happy that he was found not guilty.

Such was the love and admiration I had for the man who made me dance. And if you know me enough, you know I can fucking dance! I may not be the greatest dancer around but y’all know that when I choose to put my groove on, y’all better clear the floor!

Rest In Peace Michael, you have truly served your millions of fans and more. You will forever be missed and remembered...


P.S.

I chose to pay tribute to the King of Pop belatedly because unlike most of ya’ll motherfuckers out there, you condemned the man when he was going through all his troubles. Honestly, I thought he was somewhat guilty but instead of crucify him like most people, I quietly and secretly hoped that he would be acquitted.

That’s why.

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