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Katherine Jackson

Courting MASSIVE Stars for

MJ Tribute Show

8/9/2011 5:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Jackson's mom has personally reached out to some of the biggest music stars in the world in the hopes of getting them to perform at the big MJ tribute show in October ... but only ONE of them is a definite YES ... TMZ has learned.

Sources connected to the concert tell us ... Jay-Z, Kanye West, Cee Lo, Chris Brown, Justin Bieber, Christina Aguilera, Usher and Bruno Mars have each received an invitation (pictured above) from Katherine Jackson ... asking them to perform 1 or 2 of their favorite MJ songs in Cardiff, Wales on Oct. 8.

Katherine promises each star who signs on will be provided with "first class travel accommodations."

We're told Chris Brown, Justin Bieber and Bruno Mars have each respectfully declined the invite due to scheduling conflicts ... however, Christina and Kanye are leaning towards "Yes."

As for the one person who's already signed on the dotted line -- sources tell us Cee Lo from Gnarls Barkley was quick to commit.

Tickets to the event have not gone on sale yet -- but promoters say they will become available once a complete line-up is booked.


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It´s interesting to see that Michael still has more fans than anybody else, despite all he´s been put through.

So Michael is still big and jealousy still exists, so there´s nothing new really to read here really! MJ 4 ever!

1081 days ago


What, all they're offering now when they beg is "first class travel accommodations"??? Jermaine said he was offered "GOOD MONEY" to do the show. Maybe it's only the JACKSONS who participate that get paid...

1081 days ago


"In honour of my son..."

"My son was a fan of your work..."

"In honour of my son..."

Can she rub it in any MORE??? What a cheap shot. Who wants to turn down the 81-year-old mother of Michael Jackson crawling on her knees and begging them to sing at a "tribute charity" concert "in honour of my son who was a 'fan' of your work"?? UGH!!!

To the "world class performers" who may feel guilt at turning Mama Jackson down: DON'T. She is trying to manipulate you using guilt and the entire motivation is MONEY, not a "tribute" to her son. Cirque du Soleil already has that covered. JUST SAY NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

1081 days ago


Disturbed: 60 minutes ago

In WALES of all places, really? Obviously a desperate attempt to make money. Must be outside the jurisdiction of the legal restrictions of his estate or something. Pitiful.


Disturbed, I believe that I read something about the estate being limited in what it can stop outside of the U.S.; that is probably why Joe Jackson, Alejandra Jackson, Marc Schaffel and Debbie Rowe, Mrs. Jackson and all the rest are peddling their wares outside of the U.S.

1081 days ago


For those who don't know, the promoter of this so-called "tribute" concert, Global Live Events, just registered this company back in March. It then went through a series of rapid name changes, winding up with THE EXACT SAME NAME IT STARTED WITH. This was accomplished over a period of just a few month, and it's a great way to hide the identities of the people who are really behind this company. In addition, the street address for this world class international company turns out to be a bar with an apartment on top of it in a very modest part of town -- I've seen a photo. There's probably a fast food joint down at the corner. THIS WHOLE MONEY-MAKING VENTURE STINKS TO HIGH HEAVEN!!!!

1081 days ago

two cents    

Kayne west? THAT'S a big star?! LOL!!

Poor, poor Michael. Ridiculous. Of course kayne said yes, he doesn't have anything going on. He's trash. Just cancel the concert.

1081 days ago


The sad part is she only wants the money and does not give a rats rear end about paying tribute to anyone.

And Kanye West ? LMFAO, Nope. Wont be watching that garbage.

1081 days ago


What I Think: 50 minutes ago

I bet this will be one of the biggest nobody gives a d*** of all times.


Unfortunately, it will SEEM that way because of the way Mrs. Jackson and Global Live have gone about this -- it's TOTALLY unprofessional and an insult to Michael's memory. The world is going to think that no one cares about Michael, when NOTHING could be further from the truth.

I can just see the international headlines in a few hours:


Octogenarian Pleads He Was "Fan" of Their Work

1081 days ago



1081 days ago

Mick Kahler    

How about Katherine dropping this dumb concert plan and work on getting her son Jermaine to find a job so he can pay his child support? These folks just don't get it!

1081 days ago

andrea daynes    

Harvey you are a disgusting pig and to support a murderer?!? For ratings?!? Maybe during your interview you will ask Casey to babysit YOUR kids?!? Can't Caylee get any respect from you pigs??? Go to hell, I will NEVER watch your show again-

1081 days ago


Katherine JacksonCourting MASSIVE Stars forMJ Tribute Show.
Mrs. Jackson is being used as a pawn so that the real money grubbers can operate in secrecy(jmo). The real money handlers cannot deal with the wrath of the fanbase.
(I hope they're paying her handsomely for taking the fall for this detractor and farce leading up to the mock trial).
I think most fans would be okay if Michael's murder was resolved or at least had decent coverage without all the lies and distortion. The only legit coverage for Michael comes from his fans who continue to ask questions and reject all the BS stated/written about his murder (imo).
I told yall that Mrs. Jackson needs to take a graceful bow after 50 years as a showbusiness mom.........but I guess you just can't kick some ole habits or an undercover out of court settlement.....(jmo)

1081 days ago


the devil's trinity (sick, sick, sick: mark of the beast) is all over and around the logo of this "invitation"(jmo)

...btw: how many owls can you count on the invite?????

1081 days ago

I Chinee    

A tribute concert? Really? I'm so over this whole Michael Jackson crap. His family should have tried to do more about his drug problem and everything else that was going on with him while he was alive.

1081 days ago


It's just more money they're gonna steal from Michael's kids.

1081 days ago
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