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Jul 7 - Michael Jackson's daughter bids tearful goodbye
 

 
LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- Michael Jackson's daughter Paris Katherine addressed mourners at the Staples Center on Tuesday, tearfully telling them her father was "the best father you could ever imagine."

"Ever since I was born, daddy has been the best father you could ever imagine," the 11-year-old girl said. "And I just wanted to say I love him so much."

The girl spoke after Jackson's brothers Jermaine and Marlon bid tearful goodbyes to the King of Pop.

"Michael, when you left us, a part of me went with you," Marlon Jackson said. "And a part of you will live forever within me, but also a part of you will live forever within all of us."

Before the final words Jackson's band members, family, children and celebrities filled the stage to sing Jackson's "Heal the World."

The song followed a performance of "We are the World," the 1985 hit written by Jackson and Lionel Richie to raise money for African famine relief.

During the memorial, a host of friends, stars and politicians gathered to remember the King of Pop.

Berry Gordy, founder of Motown Records, called Michael Jackson the "greatest entertainer that ever lived."

"The more I think and talk about Michael Jackson, I feel the King of Pop is not big enough for him," Gordy said as the crowd rose to its feet. "I think he is simply the greatest entertainer that ever lived."

Gordy also recalled how when he auditioned the Jackson 5 in 1968, 10-year-old Michael was talented beyond his years.

"He was driven by his hunger to learn, to constantly top himself, to be the best. He was the consummate student. He studied the greats and became greater. He raised the bar and then broke the bar," Gordy said.

Jackson's golden casket was placed in front of the stage at his memorial as a choir sang.

Several of Jackson's older brothers, each wearing one sequined glove, served as pallbearers, carrying the coffin to the stage as the Andrae Crouch choir sang "Soon and Very Soon."

The stage at the Staples Center resembled a church sanctuary with a stain-glassed backdrop.

Mariah Carey was joined by Trey Lorenz singing The Jackson 5's 1970 hit "I'll Be there" as a montage of Jackson photographs appeared on arena screens.

Queen Latifah, saying she was on stage to represent "millions of fans inspired by Michael," said "Michael was the biggest star on earth." Lionel Richie then performed the song "Jesus is Love."

Stevie Wonder took the stage next, sitting at a keyboard.

"This is a moment that I wished that I didn't live to see come, but as much as I can say that and mean it, I do know that God is good," Wonder said. "And I do know that as much as we may feel, and do, that we need Michael with us, God must have needed him more."

Wonder then delivered an emotional version of his 1971 song "Never Dreamed You'd Leave in Summer."

Basketball stars Kobe Bryant and Magic Johnson also addressed the crowd. Singer Jennifer Hudson took to the stage and sang Jackson's song "Will You Be There."

The Rev. Al Sharpton addressed the crowd and spoke of Jackson's contribution to the music world.

"When Michael started, it was a different world, but because Michael kept going, because he didn't accept limitations, because he refused to let people decide his boundaries, he opened up the whole world in the music world," Sharpton said. "He put on one glove, pulled his pants up and broke down the color curtain."

Sharpton then addressed Jackson's children.

"There wasn't nothing strange about your daddy," he said. "It was strange what your daddy had to deal with, but he dealt with it."

Singer John Mayer then took out his guitar and performed Jackson's "Human Nature."

An emotional Brooke Shields, who was 13 when she became close friends with Jackson, said they bonded "because we both understood what it was like to be in the spotlight from a very, very young age."

The service turned to tears, though, as Jackson's brother Jermaine sang "Smile," a favorite song of Michael's. After struggling not to cry through the song, Jermaine was hugged by his surviving brothers as he left the stage.

Martin Luther King III, the Rev. Bernice King and Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee also addressed the crowd.

Usher later sang "Gone Too Soon," as he walked toward Jackson's casket.

Earlier in the memorial Smokey Robinson read personal messages from several of Jackson's celebrity friends who did not attend.

"Michael was a personal love of mine, a treasured part of my life, part of the fabric of my life, in a way that I can't seem to find words to express" Diana Ross said in a message read by Robinson.

Robinson also read a message from Nelson Mandela, saying they had grown close after trips and performances in South Africa.

"We had great admiration for his talent and that he was able to triumph over tragedy on so many occasions in his life. Michael was a giant and a legend in the music industry. And we mourn with the millions of fans worldwide," Robinson said, relaying Mandela's message.

The public memorial began after Jackson's family and closest friends attended a gathering at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hollywood Hills on Tuesday morning.

Jackson's family and friends were at the chapel, which can hold about 1,000 people.

An army of fans poured into Los Angeles from places far-flung, hoping to collectively mourn their idol in a massive ceremony.

Police put up concrete barriers around the center, allowing only fans with tickets to the star-studded event to enter.

The total cost for security at the event is estimated to be between $2 million and $4 million, said Matt Szabo, spokesman for Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

The city, in the middle of a budget crisis, will foot the bill, Councilwoman Jan Perry said last week.

The Jackson family remained tight-lipped about where the singer will be buried, but signs pointed to Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hollywood Hills after several carloads of people, La Toya Jackson among them, visited the cemetery Monday.

Actress Elizabeth Taylor, a longtime Jackson friend, and Debbie Rowe, Jackson's former wife and the mother of his two older children, both said they would not be attending.

Fans congregated in downtown Los Angeles, outside the Staples Center regardless of whether they had tickets.


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119 comments for "Jul 7 - Michael Jackson's daughter bids tearful goodbye"

 07-07-2009, 03:27 PM         #2
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ya, I wasn't expecting to shed a tear, but as soon as Paris Jackson came on and made those statements and broke down crying, I couldn't really control that one tear that got away
 8 years ago '08        #3
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That isn't his daughter but he was her "father", she has no idea about the details but she will know eventually.
 07-07-2009, 03:30 PM         #4
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 The N said:
That isn't his daughter but he was her "father", she has no idea about the details but she will know eventually.
Can't you just shut the f**k up? Everywhere you go, you're saying stupid s**t.
 8 years ago '08        #5
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a very touching show.

rip michael
 07-07-2009, 03:35 PM         #6
AlexG1989 
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That isn't his daughter but he was her "father", she has no idea about the details but she will know eventually.
She was his daughter, and he was her father.... not biologically, but since when does that determine who's an actual parent?
 8 years ago '08        #7
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At that s**t head Souja, stop stalking you lil f*g**t, if you really think those 100 percent white kids are his then go ahead.

MJ was a 100 percent black man and those kids look like 100 percent white kids from a two 100 percent white parents, well their is another one small black hair one called "blanket" from an unknown women. None of them look like Jacksons, but like I said he was their "father" and took care of them, much like adopted kids get taken care of.


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 AlexG1989 said:
She was his daughter, and he was her father.... not biologically, but since when does that determine who's an actual parent?
Like I said, he was her "father" just like that african baby will call Madonna mommy when he gets older. MJ's situation wasn't like that, he didn't go to get these kids he got a women Debbie and payed her tons of money to get him some kids.

Like I said we will know all the details, you know Debbie will get a book deal and all that s**t to reveal it all, in fact she might actually take the kids away. What comes after all of this will be the whole f!ght for the kids situation, remember Anna Nicole's situation? all of that will happen with these white kids.
 8 years ago '05        #9
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why folks worried about that.. we lost an icon thats all that matters.. Nobody gives two s**ts about ur opinions.. if u wanna b***h and complain about something.. b***h and complain about the congressmen and the media taking shots at the king.. Not about somebody`s familiar.. I swear boxden n*ggas always talking s**t.. Bunch of internet "gangsters"... I bet u wont say none of that in person...
 07-07-2009, 03:43 PM         #10
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 The N said:
That isn't his daughter but he was her "father", she has no idea about the details but she will know eventually.
LMAO where do you people come from
 07-07-2009, 03:43 PM         #11
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Stop stalking you lil f*g**t, if you really think those 100 percent white kids are his then go ahead.

MJ was a 100 percent black man and those kids look like 100 percent white kids from a two 100 percent white parents, well their is another one small black hair one called "blanket" from an unknown women. But like I said he was their "father" and took care of them, much like adopted kids get taken care of.
I don't recall anybody here saying those kids are actually his biologically, in fact I said they weren't.... But since when does biologically giving life to a person make you a father? Caring for and loving those children is what makes you a father. And in that respect, he was very much her father...
 07-07-2009, 03:48 PM         #12
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 The N said:
At that s**t head Souja, stop stalking you lil f*g**t, if you really think those 100 percent white kids are his then go ahead.

MJ was a 100 percent black man and those kids look like 100 percent white kids from a two 100 percent white parents, well their is another one small black hair one called "blanket" from an unknown women. None of them look like Jacksons, but like I said he was their "father" and took care of them, much like adopted kids get taken care of.
Yeah & you also said a planet-sized object was going to crash into the sun two days ago. :lachen001:
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 AlexG1989 said:
I don't recall anybody here saying those kids are actually his biologically, in fact I said they weren't.... But since when does biologically giving life to a person make you a father? Caring for and loving those children is what makes you a father. And in that respect, he was very much her father...
That post wasn't for you Alex but let reply to your post...

No that doesn't make you a father, that makes you a good person, these kids are not f**king adopted man, they are money transaction creation.


Before MJ died he would tell you flat out lie, saying those were his actual seeds like he told Oprah in his interview with her. I am sure many actually thought MJ actual seed was used to make those kids, that was the "official story" as you seen him tell oprah but that wasn't the truth at all.

Now that he is gone the truth comes out, those kids are here because he wanted some kids and he for some weird reason didn't want them to be his seed, so his good friends Debbie and some man helped him get those kids for a good amount of money.

At the end of the day, that lil girl and the rest of the kids came out of Debbie/some other men. I bet you they have no idea who she is they don't realize she is their actual mother. Which makes me wonder if they ever ask about their mother or for that matter who is their actual father, they will know the details when they get older though. But we will know soon because I am sure tell all books and documentaries, custody battles are coming.
 07-07-2009, 04:09 PM         #14
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Do i think Mike Jack was a pedophile...YES
Do I condone Pedophilia...NO
Do I Respect what he did for humankind...YES
Do i Love his music....YES

R.I.P. YOU WEIRD TALENTED DANCING HAPPY WHITE SKIN BLACK MAN I LOVE YOU AND SO DOES THE WORLD.
 07-07-2009, 04:11 PM         #15
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 The N said:
That post wasn't for you Alex but let reply to your post...

No that doesn't make you a father, that makes you a good person, these kids are not f**king adopted man, they are money transaction creation.


Before MJ died he would tell you flat out lie, saying those were his actual seeds like he told Oprah in his interview with her. I am sure many actually thought MJ actual seed was used to make those kids, that was the "official story" as you seen him tell oprah but that wasn't the truth at all.

Now that he is gone the truth comes out, those kids are here because he wanted some kids and he for some weird reason didn't want them to be his seed, so his good friends Debbie and some man helped him get those kids for a good amount of money.

At the end of the day, that lil girl and the rest of the kids came out of Debbie/some other men. I bet you they have no idea who she is they don't realize she is their actual mother. Which makes me wonder if they ever ask about their mother or for that matter who is their actual father, they will know the details when they get older though. But we will know soon because I am sure tell all books and documentaries, custody battles are coming.
Planet-sized object...sun...major story in the media...
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 Soulja1896 said:
Yeah & you also said a planet-sized object was going to crash into the sun two days ago. :lachen001:
I didn't say anything of the sort, pay attention in the threads you stalk lil homo before trying to reply in them.
 8 years ago '04        #17
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one question.... how old is smokey robinson... n*gga look like he in his 30s wtf...

they could have done without lionel "horsemouth" richie....

whatsup with maria carey her voice had to warm up?

am i the only one who saw the dallas cowboys owner in a seat behind da family?


usher thought he was in that moving mountains video...

good show tho :applause::applause:
 8 years ago '08        #18
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Not that it needs to be posted but for those that missed this revelation, which before MJ's death was a "secret".

MICHAEL Jackson's two eldest kids face a tug-of-love battle after their mum Debbie Rowe confessed he was not their father.

In an astonishing interview Debbie - mother of Prince, 12, and Paris, 11 - said she was artificially inseminated by an anonymous donor.




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 07-07-2009, 04:14 PM         #19
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 The N said:
I didn't say anything of the sort, pay attention in the threads you stalk lil homo before trying to reply in them.
Denial. :lachen001:
 07-07-2009, 04:15 PM         #20
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No that doesn't make you a father, that makes you a good person, these kids are not f**king adopted man, they are money transaction creation.
Yes it does make you a father, a little boy can put his c*ck inside a girl's punani and get her pregnant, then split, would you still consider him a father? C'mon now man don't be dumb...
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