Michael Jackson Gets Honored At Tony Awards By His Kids

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Radio City Music Hall was the location where Paris and Prince Jackson paid homage to their late great father, Michael Jackson, during the Tony Awards ceremony.

They were present to introduce the performance by the cast of “MJ: The Musical,” which depicts a major part of their father’s life and was nominated for the top award.  The children of MJ were proud to repeat the praise given to the “King Of Pop” over the years.

“A lot of people seem to think our dad Michael Jackson changed popular music forever,” Prince Jackson said. “And who are we to disagree?”

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“But what people may not know is he loved musicals, on film and on the stage. That’s why we are so incredibly honored to introduce the night’s first nominee for best musical, ‘MJ,’ which, using many of his iconic hits, looks at the complexities and brilliance of our father’s process.”

“MJ: The Musical” shows Jackson’s life during his “Dangerous” tour has been nominated for 10 Tony Awards including Best Musical and Actor.

“Growing up, it was about earning stuff. If we wanted five toys from FAO Schwarz or Toys R Us, we had to read five books,” she said.”

“It’s earning it, not just being entitled to certain things or thinking, ‘Oh, I got this.’ It’s like working for it, working hard for it — it’s, it’s something else entirely. It’s an accomplishment.”



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