Lil Wayne Mourns Michael Jackson’s Death

R.I.P. Michael Jackson, the King of Pop

The world continues to cope with the death of Michael Jackson, and though the King of Pop has passed away, his undying influence reigns supreme. Jackson was a worldwide phenomenon who broke race, gender, culture and age barriers, and was regarded as arguably the greatest entertainer in any genre. Celebrities and fans alike have been reaching out to pay their respects.

“I personally can’t believe it,” Lil Wayne told MTV. “But it’s more unfortunate for the world of music. … My love goes out to his family. … A sad day in history, not [just] music.”

One of the artists of today that has garnered the most comparisons to a young Michael Jackson is Chris Brown. Like Jackson, Brown has been called a “complete package,” combining fashion sense, singing and dancing talent. Brown paid an amazing homage to the timeless icon at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards, mimicking MJ’s iconic moves.

“Michael Jackson is the reason why I do music and why I am an entertainer,” Brown said in a statement. “I am devastated by this great loss, and I will continue to be humbled and inspired by his legacy. My prayers are with his family. Michael will be deeply missed, but never forgotten. He’s the greatest … the best ever. No one will ever be better.”

Personally I don’t know if I’m cool with MTV comparing Chris Brown, the Rihanna beater, with Michael Jackson the greatest of all time. Chris Brown’s reputation has been tarnished at such a young age, although Michael did have controversial relations with children in his old age… We’ll see. What do you think? Hit me up in the comments below.

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