Michael Jackson's Kids Prove Tribute Concert Was Right (VIDEO)

Paris JacksonAs the manslaughter trial of Dr. Conrad Murray is currently underway in Los Angeles, there are plenty of fans and family members who didn't believe the Michael Forever tribute concert should have been held last night. According to reports, Michael's brothers, Jermaine and Randy, boycotted it as they found it ill-timed, and sister Janet Jackson declined to perform because it would be "too painful" right now.

But the show went on, and in Cardiff, Wales, big name performers, including Christina Aguilera, came together to honor the legend in front of a crowd of 50,000. And while reviews of the show have been mixed, it's clear that Michael Jackson's kids -- Prince, Paris, and Blanket -- stole the show. Dressed as mini images of their father they introduced a performance via satellite from Beyonce, who talked about how Michael inspired her. At the end of the concert they danced along with other family members to "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough."

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Seeing them up there beaming, looking out at a sea of tens of thousands of fans who adored their father should erase any doubts anyone had as to if this tribute concert was appropriate. For all the controversy surrounding their father's life and death, the one thing that is unmarred is his music. Even if you're no a fan, most can agree that Michael Jackson was a musical genius whose music forever changed the world. Letting the trial trump that would have been an injustice for his kids, and for all of us really.

Ne-Yo, who kicked off the concert, summed it up perfectly: “It’s not about the controversy, it’s not about the trial, it’s not about his death. It’s about celebrating his life, it’s about celebrating his music."

And that's just what we should do at this point. The details of his death may need to be known and justice served, but they should never overshadow the good of Michael's life and the gifts he gave us all. No matter what the outcome of the trial, nothing will change the musical legacy he left, so there's no reason not to celebrate that now, and forever after.

Do you think the Michael Forever tribute concert was appropriate or inappropriate given the ongoing trial of Dr. Conrad Murray?


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