Beyonce posted a heartfelt tribute to Michael Jackson on her website and she reveals that the King of Pop’s performance of Who’s Loving You inspired HER to strive for greatness. On the third anniversary of Michael’s death on Monday, June 25th, 2012, Bey penned a letter to her idol for the world to see.
She wrote, “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… For whatever reason he could evoke more emotion than an adult. It was so raw and so pure… 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.”
I can pretty much guarantee you that almost every musical artist out there will say that Michael inspired them in one way or another. He was and is THAT great.