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Katherine Jackson

Courting MASSIVE Stars for

MJ Tribute Show

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

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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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31.

Christina Aguilera The Best     

The Best Gooooooooooooo Diva

1138 days ago
32.

james    

Christina with Billy Jean. Epic

1138 days ago
33.

Bryon    

Really TMZ....."Cee Lo from Gnarls Barkley"? I'm preety sure Cee Lo Green is way more famous these days

1138 days ago
34.

agnes    

Bieber? Joke? OMG :(

1138 days ago
35.

Palmolive    

how is having Kanye "sing" a tribute to MJ....the beeb...come on... Chris Brown the guy who couldn't finish off Riri how can he even get through a who MJ song. Bruno Mars a drug attict...i guess thats a pretty good tribute Sounds like they are scraping the bottom of the barrel to me.

1138 days ago
36.

mj fan forever    

KATHERINE DISGRACE JACKSON SEEMS TO FORGET THAT THE ONLY BIGGEST STAR IS MICHAEL JACKSON BUT ON THE OTHER HAND SHE ORGANIZED THIS SCAM IN THE SAME PERIOD OF MURDERER'S TRIAL .... ANYTHING FOR MONEY!!! APART THE FACT SHE DOES NOT LOOSE ANY OCCASION FOR EXPLOITING MICHAEL'S NAME AND IMAGE AS WELL AS HIS CHILDREN INVOLVING THEM IN HER VERY SO-CALLED CHARITIES, SO SHE HOPES TO CONVINCE PEOPLE THAT SHE AND HER LAZY FAMILY REALLY WANT TO DO BENEFICENCE WHEN IS SO DAMNED CLEAR THAT ANYTHING IS FOR MONEY!!! MOREOVER IT JUST SEEMS THAT EVERY THING SHE AND HER LAZY FAMILY DO IS ALWAYS EVERY TIME THERE IS A MURDERER HEARING --- STRANGE COINCIDENCE!!! SHE AND HER LAZY FAMILY DON'T ASHAMED NEITHER TO THINK TO DO MONEY EVEN DURING MURDERER'S TRIAL!! NO SURPRISE MICHAEL LEFT HIS WHOLE FAMILY OUT OF HIS WILL AND DIDN'T LET GREEDY KATHERINE ADMINISTER HIS ESTATE BECAUSE HE KNEW SHE WOULD HAVE SQAUNDERED EVERYTHING!!! MONEY MONEY MONEY!!! THIS WHOLE THING IS SO DISGUSTING!!!

1138 days ago
37.

Susan62509    

TSIG, I support every comment you have written so far.

Let's see now, we have Kanye West ranting about hi*****ler persona, Chris Brown who still throws temper tantrums, and is this the same Cee Lo that titled a song and video "F*** You"? Hopefully MJ3 won't be in attendance at this so called Tribute.

The reason the tickets are priced separately from the donations means Global nor Katherine will NOT be donating to charity from their profit nor does Katherine hold a 501c IRS charity entitlement.

The Estate can legally go after Global but if you noticed Global is sliding under their radar by not putting anything MJ related on their site. Invites say "Michael" not "Michael Jackson". Oh well, any profit Katherine makes will be subtracted from her Estate allowance. She forgets she's getting her inheritance prior to the creditors being paid and only getting her allowance now because she claims financial duress. Greed is so blinding to the laws.

1138 days ago
38.

Grumpinmcpunkkin    

This family is nothing but a bunch of money W h o r e s. I am sick of seeing MJ mom AND dad do what ever to make a buck off their sons death. SICK SICK SICK!

1138 days ago
39.

Captain Obvious    

Michael Jackson is dead!!!

1138 days ago
40.

There's a problem here    

Instead of burying Michael Jackson, these leeches should have just had him taxidermied for as many times as they're trying to resurrect him for the almighty dollar. I hate to say it so vindictively but I hope this bombs and they end up losing money on the venture. I was not great MJ fan, but why can't his family just let him rest in peace instead of still using him as a cash cow?

1138 days ago
41.

Marilyn Machida    

Michael Jackson is not dead, so this concert is probably to raise money to keep funding him hiding from the world. Tons of evidence he faked his death.

1138 days ago
42.

LARATESSELE    

‎"Michael Jackson tribute turning into a fiasco..." like evrything around him those 2 yrs. A real fiasco "death" !

1138 days ago
43.

itsallgoodnRoanoke    

Come on Now, Michael is dead. Remember, He was the king of POP. Now, he is dead. He also liked little boys and We all know this. Move on, and Mom, YOU KNEW! YOU knew he slept with little boys as well as the other family members. Let him rest in PEACE. NO MORE BOYS WILL BE TOUCHED! I hope and Pray that the Boy ,MICHAEL PAID OFF! will tell it all! Stop putting michael on a Pedistal. Sorry, it's time somebody speaks OUT!

1138 days ago
44.

camaguey    

I am sick to death about Michael Jackson and his tacky, tacky family. I wish they would just go away, but the opposite happens. Every day there is something even more embarrassing about the whole bunch of them than there was ever before. GET A LIFE! Leave us alone!

1138 days ago
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