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Gladys Knight to Sing at Michael's Funeral

9/2/2009 8:47 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Gladys Knight We've learned there will be a special guest singing at Michael Jackson's burial tomorrow night: Gladys Knight.

Knight's rep confirmed the singer -- who knew Michael when he was little and once shared the same manager with him -- will perform at tomorrow's service.

The service will take place at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, CA.

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janalal4    

Oh My Insanity, your really "out there" aren't you! lol!

1784 days ago
152.

connie    

Thanks jackson family for not letting his fans be apart of the funeral. Even James Brown had several viewing for his fans to pay there last respect. Jackson fans get notthing again. WE SHOULD ALL BOYCOTT THE JACKSONS SO THEY DONT MAKE ANY MONEY OFF US!!!!!! They dont care about michaels true fans anyways. Ive been a fan for over 20 yrs but now ill just hang on to my MONEY!!!!!!

1784 days ago
153.

barb    

3. For MJ's musical rival Prince to show up unexpectedly, sob
uncontrollably, confess that he always believed MJ to be the more
talented icon, and gush that he found ""Man in the Mirror"" truly
inspiring.




LOVE IT! MJ is KING! Prince is well, just a prince

1784 days ago
154.

anniam    

it is starting to feel like a funeral.Love Gladys Knight one of my favorite singers.Trust the Jackson family to keep the best to last.This is going to be a very sad day.R.I.P.Michael you will always be remembered.may God bless you and your family.

1784 days ago
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barry Gordy is genius    

I hope it will be televised. Us fans want to share in the moment too.

1784 days ago
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Joan Baez's Relevance    

It just ai'nt the same without the Pips. As for Jackson, maybe they could make this an annual thing. You know, dig him up once a year and have another funeral. I'm surprised his gravy training father hasn't suggested it yet.

1784 days ago
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Joan Baez's Relevance    

Is burying him really good for the environment? Are you supposed to bury plastic? Whatever happened to recycling?

1784 days ago
158.

barry Gordy is genius    

Someone mentioned the fans.

I would like to add this: It's true, JAMES BROWN, ELVIS and other notables had a public viewing for the fans. MICHAEL JOSEPH JACKSON has had multiple viewings and NONE of them... have been for the fans.

NONE.

This moment in time will never happen again. And the world will never have an artist of this magnitude for a very long time, if ever. He altered His appearance for His fans. He did everything for the fans. He would want us to share at least SOMETHING on His behalf. And the Jackson family is denying His fans this opportunity to share in our loss. We both grieve, the family and the fans. He loved us both and we love Him.

To the Jackson family, please don't deny us. To do so would be selfish and mean. We, the fans, paid your mortgage all on your compounds and yet you give us nothing ???


1784 days ago
159.

quicksilver    

janalal4 - hahaha!Aw, so sorry to disappoint! :) If it's any comfort, WH Auden was a man, but I think he was gay. (dammit, all good men are taken, married or gay, lol.)I didn't think you were hitting on me at all, lol! But it's always great if someone sends positive vibes your way. I find it comforting to speak and interact with other MJ fans. It's like a cup of hot chocolate - good for the soul. I'm glad that despite our race, gender, color, educational background, social status, we all share a connection that is Michael Jackson. By the way, will the burial have some sort of media coverage? I am a thousand miles away from the United States, but even if it is via the television (or youtube), I would like to "see" Michael Jackson one last time. I understand that the family wants to keep it private, but I also feel that fans need a place and a moment to grieve. Or maybe a symbolic gravestone (in Neverland?)of sorts that the fans can visit, gather, pay their respects and maybe find some closure.

1784 days ago
160.

janicebyrne01    

It's only fitting that Gladys Knight be there. She was there at the beginning and she's there at the end. Very very sad though. RIP Michael. Gone too soon.

1784 days ago
161.

addy    

Insanity, are u the only person on this blog?

1784 days ago
162.

addy    

insanity, u are really getting boring!!!!!!!!!

1784 days ago
163.

Think About It... You Be the Judge    

Everyone needs to read post: #114 Great!!

Private Funeral... camera, lights, action...
The only thing I'd like to see...
The Security Tape taken from Michael's home the day of his death.

Enabler's at their best...
It's time for all Michael's fans to realize that when they buy anything Michael Jackson, they are lining the pockets of the most greedy... The Jackson's
They haven't been able to have careers in years but they all been trying to make the almighty dollar off Michael.
Boycott anything Jackson.. Movies, CD's, Viewing of Michael's grave ( this will be the next promotional project).
Just think how much they could get off one viewing..
My Opinion Only..
Remember, it all about the Money..

1784 days ago
164.

HATERS ARE DESPERATE!    

185. Thanks jackson family for not letting his fans be apart of the funeral. Even James Brown had several viewing for his fans to pay there last respect. Jackson fans get notthing again. WE SHOULD ALL BOYCOTT THE JACKSONS SO THEY DONT MAKE ANY MONEY OFF US!!!!!! They dont care about michaels true fans anyways. Ive been a fan for over 20 yrs but now ill just hang on to my MONEY!!!!!!

Posted at 2:19AM on Sep 3rd 2009 by connie


191. Someone mentioned the fans.

I would like to add this: It's true, JAMES BROWN, ELVIS and other notables had a public viewing for the fans. MICHAEL JOSEPH JACKSON has had multiple viewings and NONE of them... have been for the fans.

NONE.

This moment in time will never happen again. And the world will never have an artist of this magnitude for a very long time, if ever. He altered His appearance for His fans. He did everything for the fans. He would want us to share at least SOMETHING on His behalf. And the Jackson family is denying His fans this opportunity to share in our loss. We both grieve, the family and the fans. He loved us both and we love Him.

To the Jackson family, please don't deny us. To do so would be selfish and mean. We, the fans, paid your mortgage all on your compounds and yet you give us nothing ???




Posted at 4:01AM on Sep 3rd 2009 by Jackson family are selfish


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Gotta AGREE!!

Absolutely no question, Michael lived for his FANS who meant EVERYTHING to him. In his own words, "I LOVE YOU MORE."

What about Michael's words, "I LOVE YOU MORE," does the family not understand?

Tossing his fans aside is UNACCEPTABLE! The very least they could do is to have a motorcade (like Kennedy's and other international figures') to give his FANS a chance to pay their last respects and get some needed CLOSURE.

We will continue to fight for JUSTICE in finding Michael's MURDERERS, and in not supporting the family's GREED!

1784 days ago
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laydee    

does it hav a stream dat we can watch??

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