Michael Jackson was honored Wednesday night with a grand celebration fit for a King.
In honor of the late legendary musician’s 60th birthday the Estate of Michael Jackson and Sony Music put on a star-studded bash at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino that included a performance of the acclaimed Michael Jackson ONE show by Cirque du Soleil and a huge party with fans and celebrity guests.
A guest DJ set from Grammy-winning producer/artist/DJ Mark Ronson and surprise performance from Grammy winning superstar Usher who included a Michael Jackson tribute medley was definitely a highlight.
One of the most moving moments of the evening was when Paris Jackson and Prince Jackson accepted an award for their father. Prince said, “On behalf of my sister and myself, it is a privilege and honor to be here about something that my dad was so passion about and who he held so near and dear to his heart. The way my father led his life, he led by example. Even though he was the King of Pop, he never thought he was too big for any person, no matter what you did no matter where you came from.”
Diana Ross’ son Evan Ross presented them with the award from The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation.
Celebrity guests including Gabrielle Union, Angela Bassett, Blake Griffin, Gabriel Union, and Tinashe also turned out. Peep the pics below.
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