PICS: Paris and Justin Honor Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson's estate hosted a touching hand and footprint ceremony for the late performer in Hollywood on Thursday. Alongside Paris, 13, Prince Michael, 14, and Blanket, 9, pop superstar Justin Bieber lent the Jackson family a hand immortalizing the king of pop in cement.
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Jackson's eldest son Prince Michael spoke to the large crowd, expressing his gratitude for the special tribute as MJ's mom Katherine and siblings Tito and Jackie watched on with pride.
"My dad won the lifetime achievement award. It was an award he strived and worked the hardest to get but for me, and I think for him as well, this right here is his lifetime achievement award. This is what he strived to get and this is what we are giving him now today."
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After being introduced by Paris, Bieber thanked his "inspiration," MJ, at the hour-long ceremony.
"People are going to remember him for his dancing and his singing, but people need to remember him for who he was," said Bieber. "Everything I do, I look at Michael and I want to be as good as he was."
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While Paris imprinted her father's iconic sequined glove into cement, Prince Michael and brother Blanket pressed their father's shoes into the wet cement. All three left their own handprints with a heart drawn between the king of pop's name.
Quincy Jones, Smokey Robinson, Chris Tucker, and Glee's Harry Shum Jr. were also on hand to say a few words and take part in the ceremony which featured a breathtaking performance from Cirque du Soleil's Jackson tribute show, Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour.
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