Janet Jackson To Miss Michael Tribute

Published: Monday 29th Aug 2011 by Rashad

Though fans may be gearing up for Michael Jackson Forever,  a tribute set to feature performances from the likes of Christina Aguilera, Beyonce and Ne-Yo, famous younger sibling/‘Miss U Much’ singer Janet Jackson has released a statement informing fans she will be missing the event.

You can see the statement, which comes on what would’ve been her brother’s 53rd birthday, after the jump:

Via Billboard:

“Because of the trial, the timing of this tribute to our brother would be too difficult for me,” her statement reads. The singer’s one-sentence statement to The Associated Press does not criticize the show, as her brothers Jermaine and Randy have done, but cites the court case as her reason for not attending.

Set for October 8th, brothers Jermaine and Randy may have publicly voiced their disapproval of the showing, but mother Katherine and other siblings are on schedule to attend.

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    *kanye shrug* Happy Bday MJ

  2. jamir21:bey,rihanna,brit,gaga,nicki >>>>> KERI ! August 29, 2011

    Happy birthday MJ !!!
    We miss you…you brought music you changed it !

  3. dull August 29, 2011

    Much as I love Michael may he r.i.p. I wil not be watching that s***. The lineup is crappy.

  4. King B August 29, 2011

    Happy B’Day, Mike.

    I’m glad that Janet won’t take part in this so-called “tribute”. It’s obvious that his family is merely finding another way to make a pretty coin off his name.

  5. linker nippel August 29, 2011

    xtina and queen bee will be there sooo….the icons are there 😉


    I completely understand, Queen Janet. It is pretty bad timing. I wish it was a bit more organized. Dont know why they’re rushing to do it.
    Oh well. Happy birthday Michael. 🙂

  7. Yellow Gorillah August 29, 2011

    If Janet is not there then what is the point..?

  8. Anna V for Vendetta August 29, 2011

    Good for you, Janet. Show them what to do. How to live with dignity and honor. You’ve gone up in my esteem. Also, no to the Jackson Tribute Fragrances by Joe Jackson and Julian Rouas. Read The Disturbing details at… click on my username for link.

  9. Hazel August 29, 2011


  10. black cat August 29, 2011

    I understand and agree with Miss Jackson.
    i wished other artists in the line-up (see post) would do the same as Michael’s sister, by respect.

  11. Britney August 29, 2011

    This is a hot mess! Happy 53rd Birthday MJ! R.I.P. if you can!

  12. Brandt Hardin August 29, 2011

    Michael’s death and life are surrounded by so much controversy even two years later. Our celebrity-worship goes too far in creating our own ideas of icons such as MJ, as to leave a warped dynasty of myth and legend. Who was The King of Pop beneath the different faces? Check out my surreal portrait of his changing looks in commemoration on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/06/in-memoriam-king-of-pop.html

  13. Misfit August 29, 2011

    Janet made the right choice for her. I’m proud of her, as a fan. No comment on the rest of the fam….

    Except, Happy Birthday MJ! Hoping your at peace.

  14. nice_gurl August 30, 2011

    Happy Birthday MJ!! RIP.

    I think they should just cancel the show, but i want to see pregnant Bey perform.

  15. jlover August 30, 2011

    @ANNA V: me too
    @BLACK CAT: you said it all.

  16. helengrider August 31, 2011

    I hope Janet and the rest of the family finds peace after dealing with these past 26+ months.

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