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Beyonce

Performing at MJ Tribute Concert

... Via Satellite

8/22/2011 11:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Beyonce
just joined the growing list of A-listers performing at the upcoming MJ Tribute Concert in Wales -- but unlike the rest of the line-up ... she'll only be a glimmer of her former self.

Promoters behind the "Michael Forever Tribute" in October just posted the announcement to their Facebook page -- Bey will perform one of her favorite Jackson 5 songs ... via satellite.

Sadly, Beyonce couldn't perform live due to scheduling issues -- but this is almost the same, right? Right?

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61.

Shady's Lady    

Hey she performed for the Qaddafi's over in Libya so why not a notorious pedophile.Maybe next she can go perform for Al-Qaeda,,wouldn't surprise me none.

1075 days ago
62.

Biggi    

this is a joke...right? laughing out loud

1074 days ago
63.

AJ    

OMG!!! all these HATERS on here. I am not sure of what or who you are listening to but Beyonce can sing. Her voice is real not like Jenifer Lopez who has really slept and blew her way to where she is. But to each their own.

1074 days ago
64.

Sean    

What a rude stuck up bitch

1074 days ago
65.

eddie    

Beyonce is a douche!

1074 days ago
66.

John Cusack    

Beyonce is trash!!! She is asked to sing for the greatest of all time... the king of pop and she can't clear here calendar?
What the hell is more important or a bigger honor than singing in person for the king of pop? Dumb ass hoe!

1074 days ago
67.

Susan62509    

Beyonce must be desperate to participate in this so called tribute. All but 1 of the performers are X-factor losers. The promoters most likely found an old Beyonce tape singing a J5 song and spliced it out to show during the tribute.

Everyone that plans to attend needs to read the terms and conditions on the tribute website. Katherine agreed to attend and promised to bring as many of MJ's children as possible.
Los Angeles Department of Child Services needs to remove MJ3 from Katherine & Joe Jackson. Using children to make money for themselves is abuse.
De

1074 days ago
68.

Joanne    

I am glad that have to do a tribute to Michael because I think he really deserves much as have to remember him each year as Elvis or John Lennon for me it is part of one of the best that exist on this planet was a gift from God
I miss you Michael

1074 days ago
69.

Pegasus    

Saw this information about the Tribute posted on another website and thought that I would share it with all of you.
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MJ Tribute Concert Rolls Toward Cancellation; Oh, And His Kids Are More Or Less Contractually Required To Attend
By Ben Westhoff Mon., Aug. 22 2011 at 10:25 AM Comments (6)


​The pressure is mounting for organizers to call off the Michael Jackson tribute concert -- scheduled for October 8 in Wales.
From the beginning, this looked like a wretched, sketchy affair, a money grab posing as a charity event. Little known fact: Did you know that his kids are more or less obligated to attend? Reads the promoter Global Live Events' terms and conditions for the sale of tickets: "Michael's mother Mrs. Katherine Jackson has agreed to attend the concert with as many of Michael's children as are available."

In any case, Jermaine and Randy Jackson opposed this gig from the start, and opposition began to mount when the lackluster line-up was rolled out. The biggest names included Christina Aguilera, Leona Lewis, Cee-Lo, and KISS, whose bassist Gene Simmons told Classic Rock magazine last year: "There's no question in my mind he molested those kids. Not a doubt."

Last week MJ's estate publicly decried the affair, complaining about the inclusion of KISS -- who were promptly removed -- and speculating that the concert may be unlawful in its use of MJ "intellectual property," which the estate controls. And now, a group of 35 MJ fan forums have joined together to issue a statement advising Global Live Events to cancel the show.

"From the timing of this tribute in the middle of Dr. Murray's trial," reads the letter, which was posted Saturday and references the upcoming manslaughter case of Jackson's doctor Conrad Murray, "to the ticketing prices, to the obscurity over what charities will be receiving the donation, to the no-guarantee policy of performers, the addition of Gene Simmons and dishonoring, thus tarnishing Michael Jackson's legacy was simply the last straw."

A Fans Against the Michael Forever Tribute Facebook page has 900 members, while the official Michael Forever Tribute page is overrun with negative comments. The complaints get into the whole smorgasbord of controversies associated with the event, including the complicated ticketing process (in which fans donating the most to charity were initially offered better opportunities to receive tickets), and the involvement of MJ's children.

Here are sampling of fan comments from the official tribute page:

*Celebration time, KiSS is outta here and now we work on getting this Tribute concert canceled, we'll will start by going to the acts!

*Without a futher announcement of better artists taking part I will not complete my purchase, announce some better acts or my £400 will be staying in my account!!

*What I find particularly DISGUSTING, is that Michael's precious children are part of the Terms and Conditions of this non-tribute............

1074 days ago
71.

Whateverbytch    

I wish she'd disappear...she can't sing, act, dance and her massive gums/small teeth scare me...please go have a kid before the eggs dry up (30 my @$$, more like 35)

1074 days ago
72.

Ammy    

Beyonce has publicly dissed Michael and the Jackson family with her remarks about her privileged upbringing and how her parents didn't use her like the Jacksons' did. That was an insult to Michael's memory and she should remove herself from the lineup. This is almost as bad as Gene Simmons. Apparently the promoters don't care about Michael's memory or reputation; ca$h is king here.

Planet Jackson: Your Own Private MichaelWorld
www.planetjackson.net

1074 days ago
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SusanCoyote    

A tribute to a dead pedophile, nice!

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