The world gathered together yesterday (July 7) to mourn and celebrate the life of Michael Jackson, one of the greatest entertainers to ever grace music, during a memorial at the Los Angeles Staple Center.
Seats were filled with everyone from the Jackson family, to A-listers like Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Kobe Bryant, Stevie Wonder, Usher, Jennifer Hudson, Lionel Richie, John Mayer, Brooke Shields, Queen Latifah, Berry Gordy and of course the fans.
Undoubtedly, The King of Pop was given a memorial service to be remembered like no other.
For those of us not fortunate enough to be there, we stopped everything and tuned in for the live broadcast.
AllHipHop.com tuned in Twitter, to check out the reactions of some of the biggest celebrities as they mourned the loss of Michael Jackson.
Busta Rhymes wrote: “JUST KNOW ONCE AGAIN MICHAEL JACKSON WASN’T ONLY THE GREATEST BUT HE WAS DIRECTLY GOD SENT!!!!HE IS MAKIN’ THE UNIVERSE PUT ON A SHOW 4 US!”
Wyclef Jean added: “This is the saddest part of the memorial Michael daughter has spoken i will not twit for the rest of the day i love you Michael Jackson.”
Tyrese Gibson said: “God will NEVER give YOU something somebody else is suppose to have” I’m just glad he gave us- Michael Jackson – RIH -Rest In Heaven-”
Mariah Carey tweeted: “Trying to sing today was basically impossible for me. I could barely keep myself from crying. I’m sorry that i wasn’t able to pull it together and really do it right, but i was literally choked up when i saw him there in front of me.”
Usher commented: “That was the most emotional performance of my life… rest in peace Michael… you will always be in my heart.”
Brandy pined: “Michael Jackson will forever inspire my soul and forever live in my heart. He is an angel that can now see his wings. R.I.P.”
Beyond recording artists, Hollywood actors responded to Michael Jackson’s emotional memorial service.
Steve Harvey tweeted: “I will just say this Michael Jackson will always be missed but I think he was truly a star and can bring the world together.”
Denzel Washington said: “RIP to the hardest workingman in entertainment. It is up 2 all of u 2 focus on positives MJ brought out not the negatives the media shows.”
Gayle King chimed in: “The words remembering and Michael Jackson just do NOT go together. Just can’t believe he is gone.”
Comedian/actor Kevin Hart said: “Yo “Michael Jackson” is the biggest star ever!!! Do u know how huge u have 2 be 2 get the tv networks 2 play “reruns” of ur funeral!”
Music as a whole, from Hip-Hop to Rock, continues to mourn the loss of the great Michael Jackson.
He touched every inch of entertainment and will certainly be missed. R.I.P. Michael Jackson (1958- 2009).