What was billed as a special tribute to Michael Jackson starring his sister, Janet, turned into an even more epic performance: Madonna took the stage at tonight's MTV Video Music Awards to honor an artist she called "one of the greats."
In a long, heartfelt speech about her personal relationship to Jackson, Madonna recalled the moment she learned that he had died. "All I could think about in that moment was I had abandoned him. That we had abandoned him," she said. "That we had let this magnificent creature who had once set the world on fire slip thorugh the cracks. Most of us had turned our backs on him. … There will never be anyone like him again. He was a king."
"There's a whole lot of crotch-grabbing and Moonwalking going on in my house," she added, saying her two sons are huge MJ fans. "Long live the King!"
Madonna Surprises VMAs With Michael Jackson Tribute
September 14, 2009
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I was watching and I said to myself, is that who I think it is. As she walked on stage from the dark. She said such nice things and I was in tears as I watched. I love Michael and Madonna. Thank you Madonna for showing and sharing your love with the King of Pop with the world!
Thank you for Being so amazing that you had the heart big enough to salute Michael jackson.You were so awesome that night that words cannot describe it.You felt it from the heart and were so brave as always.In honouring him you honoured your fellow human race by being human and making a speech that made us proud.whatever anyone says you stood up and was counted, was honest and let us know that celebrity does not make us immune from vulnerability.What ever Michael said about anyone (including you), you at least reached out and held his hand and when the pressure got too much may have held onto that memory of you.At least both being parents he knew that you both had evolved ,in you he saw possibilities and that warrior spirit rose again in him as it must have in you.your kids give you renewed vision.To let old things pass and for new ones begin. Thank you for getting people to recognize that creative people of vision have a voice, it is what you do with it that counts.Your words made me laugh and cry Madonna i salute you . Our heroine spoke for our hero.
very good speech from what i've gathered i didn't see it sadly as i'm the uk and never knew which channel it was on here a very emotional speech also RIP MICHAEL
Was so emotional!
Digne d'elle-même... On ne pouvait pas mieux choisir pour ce beau discours... venant du coeur...
You said everything that needed to be said! Once again I was so amazingly proud to be Your fan, M!! I love You! Long live the Queen and r.i.p. the King!
This was further proof that the world is a better place because of you. There will never be anyone like you, either. If you ran for president, I'd be first in line to vote! But you are better than that, you are the QUEEN! Long live the Queen!
A KING AND A QUEEN...THE BEST IN THE WORLD FOREVER!!!!
Amaising words MADONNA !! Thank u for that . I really respect you and i love MICHAEL so much. Thank u again
i loved your tributes
I guess it's hard to believe that I could love Madonna any more? Answer Yes I can, and that's because The Speech was all passion based, and heartfelt. Madonna it's a true pleasure to be a fan and an admirer. With a True Blue Hug. Thanks for it all Kristin.
I thought it was a lovely tribute! Well done M
Madonna you are true soldier! You deserve to be in a Michael's Army! Army of love! You maybe abandoned Michael at his difficult time, but don't abandon US for we are HIS LEGACY and will spread love on this World!!!
how nice and genuine, she looked lovely as well.
the speech was very intresting to hear for me because it was very private down to earth speech. How Madonna picked Michael him up and they went to the resturant, and then went to her house. who else can tell you something like that.
Thank-you for helping me see I also turned myself away from one that iI loved since I was just a child myself. I can still see my bedroom wall with my MJ poster right next to your like a virgin poster.I will never forget what he had given the musical world, and thanks for being one of the true greats to stand up for you honestly feel.
Thank you Madonna for your tribute. Michael is my life. You've done the greatest thing in the world. You told the truth. I will pray for you, because you are a great person. I admire you. You have so much power. Thank you again dear queen!
Madonna, your speech on vma -tribute to MJ was trully honest and proud.That was right moment to say to world that we had some unique human being among us, and some of us can't realized that. You are that human being too.On the stage you are source of all positive energy,He was too.That is enough to see him, and to see you, and feel so happy and smiling without control. Tribute to MJ was a proof that we have The King in heaven now, and we have The Queen on Earth.
thank you so much for the wonderful heartfelt things you said about Michael. He was a great human being and I wish people would stop talking bad about him. Are they blind to the beauty he had inside and out? It made me so happy and sad when I listend to you say those wonderful and also sad things, because I belive them to be true. He was so good maybe too good for this evil world, or at least for some evil people and now that he is gone some people are beginning to realize that. michael=love
That was the most emotional and sincere speaches about M.J. i ever heard,since he died. it brouhgt tears to my eyes. Always luv u Madonna, your biggest fan. Julio-Barcelona-lndn.
Your words were so deep in the hearths of all... Thanks Madonna Long live the Queen
i just wanna say thank you madonna for the fantastic speech you gave at the VMA's about MJ. It was from the heart and meant alot to all he's fans. again thank you. I know he would have been watchin, and this will have made him happy. again thank you xx
The speech was beautiful Madonna !! No one else could have said it better. You were so sincere & truthful on a personal level. thank you for doing this- Love Holidav
we love madonna..and we love michael...'couse they change the music forever..they are the best...long live the queen!
... the best thing that has ever happened to me! Thank you Madonna for being you. For remembering MJ with those words. For remembering him not only like the King, but also like a person. It's with speeches like these that everyone knows what's behind a real superstar... a real human being. Thank you Madonna.
Class Act! You made me so proud to be a true Madonna fan.. What a beautiful light you are to so many! My thanks for always being a huge part of my life. You have made me a better person.. In a world that does not offer many role models you stand outand thank GOD we have you! I pray for you everyday! Matt Seyden Long Beach, CA
I was very impressed by Madonna's speech!
Madonna, you are so wonderful! You were so amazing last night (as you look amazing everytime). That's the Madonna who I love so much,
thank you for your touching words about MJ. I cried during the speech. you were right about him. i feel i lost one of my best friends.. i love you for loving him.
I think she gave us a beautiful speech, and I felt many things because she was literaly naked, comparing her life with Michael's life, it was so beautiful and I know she said it since the deepest side of her heart
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