On the fifth anniversary of his death...
Michael Jackson

It's one of those 'where were you?' moments.

When Michael Jackson passed away five years ago the world seemed to stop, with tributes pouring in from fellow iconic performers and ordinary fans alike.

The anniversary of Michael Jackson's death passed yesterday (June 25th) and to honour his life Beyonce penned an emotional message.

Posted on the singer's website, the message reads:

When I was just starting out, my first producer used to make me listen to Michael Jackson’s live performance of “Who’s Loving You.” He would have me watch that for hours back to back to back.

What he wanted me to learn was his soul. You could hear his soul. And he was this little kid who hadn’t experienced love but he was a vessel. For whatever reason he could evoke more emotion than an adult. It was so raw and so pure. It was these little things that he did that were just swag. It’s something that’s God given.

Michael taught me that sometimes you have to forget technique, forget what you have on. If you feel silly, you have to go from the gut just let it go.

Michael Jackson changed me, and helped me to become the artist I am thank you Michael.

Love always, B

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Check out a 1972 performance of 'Who's Loving You' by The Jackson 5 below.

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