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Snoop Dogg's homage to Jackson

Snoop Dogg performed a tribute to Michael Jackson at a 'Brooklyn Loves Michael Jackson' party held in honour of the late singer in New York this weekend.
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Snoop Dogg performed a tribute to Michael Jackson at a party in honour of the late singer this weekend.

The 'Brooklyn Loves Michael Jackson' event was held in New York on Sunday (29.08.10) - which would have been the 'Thriller' singer's 52nd birthday - and featured artists including Snoop performing sets of their own hits remixed with Michael's songs.

Snoop also wore a sparkling glove onstage, a replica of the type frequently worn by Michael during his career.

Of the singer's legacy, Snoop, 38, said: "His music, his spirit represented love and peace around the whole world and it influenced me and what I do, so for me to come through, it's just showing love and respect and paying homage to a great artist who meant so much to music in general and the people."

The party also included performances by New York rapper Fabolous, Warren G and a set by DJ Spinna, with participation from the thousands strong crowd encouraged.

The event was organised and filmed by director Spike Lee, who is producing a video tribute to 'Beat It' singer Michael - who passed away last June of acute Propofol intoxication - which will also be called 'Brooklyn Loves Michael Jackson'. He also held a party on Michael's birthday last year, and said he plans to make the tribute an annual event.

Afterward, one partygoer posted on site "My favorite part was when Spike handed out posters with different lines from 'Wanna Be Starting Something' like, 'You're a vegetable', 'Yeah Yeah!', and 'Ma ma se, ma ma sa, ma ma cu sa' and whenever you heard your line you held your poster up. Imagine a crowd of people just chanting and jumping collectively-it was incredible!"

Posted on 31 Aug 2010 10:00 to category : Band / Celebrity News

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