Today is one of those moments in history we will never forget. Say what you want about the man, but he was undeniably the MOST talented man to ever entertain a crowd. His death has shocked the WORLD. I woke up from a much need nap to text messages, ims, and facebook messages asking me to confirm the news that Michael Jackson was indeed dead.
I am at a complete loss for words. Those of you that know me personally know, that rarely happens. I have been a MJ fan since the moment I walk. My older sister and I used to tape his videos off MTV and learn the moves. I am sure thousands of others have done the same thing. To this day, I can not hear "Thriller", "Beat It". or "Remember the Time" without busting a move.
My generation has not experienced a decade without Michael Jackson, it is hard to believe we now will. This morning my fellow producers and I along with morning anchor, Tonya Francisco, were discussing Jackson's Invincible album. I thought it was the hotness ... the others not so much. Its hard to believe just hours later, we would be reporting that the man died from a cardiac arrest.
In my opinion there would be no Usher, Justin Timberlake, Chris Brown (yeah, yeah i know), etc without this man.
I am sadden by the fact that I never got to see him live in concert. I think he would have been the only celebrity I probably would have cried in front of if I met and been shocked silent by his awesomeness..
I could go on and on about my love for Michael Jackson. I am updating my iPod right now to only MJ songs. I am so sad...
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Afua S. Owusu