When the halfway-melted down Lego Man that is Jermaine Jackson announced the extravagant tribute concert to his brother Michael, he promised that the likes of Mary J. Blige, Chris Brown and Natalie Cole would perform. The only problem is that when all three of them were asked about the concert, they all pulled some “Never Heard Of It” shit. Without Mary, Chris or Natalie, the only confirmed performers for the concert was Sister Ledge. And let’s be real, you can see them at your local county fair while chomping on some deep fried butter.
So, without any performers, it’s no surprise that Jermaine has decided to postpone the show until June 2010. The concert was supposed to take place in Vienna on September 26th, but it’s been moved to Wembley Stadium in London for 2010. Jermaine issued this statement:
“Many artists and performers who I have spoken to personally told me that it would be a great honor to be part of this memorial concert for my late brother – an artist who influenced the music world like virtually no other. However, due to the short time frame it was not possible for many of them to change their schedule so that they could be on stage in Vienna on September 26, therefore we decided, after careful consideration, to change the date of the tribute concert to June 2010 – just a few weeks before the first anniversary of his untimely death. Now we have 8 months to put this monumental show together and not just 8 weeks. Despite the short amount of time we would have been able to stage a great show, in keeping with Michael’s high standards, but numerous stars were just not able to change their schedules to make a live appearance at the Vienna event possible.”
Aw. Jermaine didn’t have to do that! Who needs Mary, Chris or Natalie when you have Jermaine, La Toya and Joe (make sure to move your head to the side when you barf)!
I mean, Jermaine could’ve opened the show by performing “Smooth Criminal” as a geriatric California Raisin (no costume required). Then Joe could’ve recited his touching poem: “The World Lost A Superstar: An Ode To Blu-Ray Discs.” And Claire Cruise could have…well….she could have just shown up, because the presence of her crazy ass would be worth the entire price of admission.