“there is no question that michael jackson was one of the greatest talents the world has ever known. that when he sang a song at the ripe old age of 8, he could make you feel like an experienced adult was squeezing your heart with his words. that the way he moved had the elegance of fred astaire and packed the punch of muhammad ali. that his music had an extra layer of inexplicable magic that didn’t just make you want to dance but actually made you believe that you could fly.”
“yes, michael jackson was a human being. but dammit, he was a king.”
“long live the king!”
magnificent speech by madonna.
(mtv video music awards 2009.)