To promote their latest money-making stunt, an album of unreleased Michael Jackson songs, the Michael Jackson Estate resurrected him from the dead. At last night’s puddle of lukewarm musical shit called the Billboard Music Awards, a Michael Jackson “hologram” performed his new single “Slave To The Rhythm” and it wasn’t creepy at all. The Michael Jackson Estate really needs to spend a good long time with the definition of “tasteful.” Because bringing out a weird hologram is not the way. If they wanted to pay tribute to Michael Jackson (and by that I mean “pimp out his new album“) and do it in a tasteful way, they should’ve gotten Detective La Toya to sing a duet of “Slave To The Rhythm” with Blanket Jackson while Bubbles danced in the background. Now that’s entertainment!
The Jackson family lawyer John Branca told The Hollywood Reporter that they were working on the hologram performance for months and they decided to bring Michael Jackson back from the dead with the help of technology, because they felt like “he” needed to perform his new song.
“It’s so important to experience Michael Jackson in a live setting. This is something where we wanted a live performance in front of a live audience and nothing speaks to that more than an awards show.”
Well, the good news is that at least the Michael Jackson Estate showed some decorum. I mean, they could’ve made a marionette out of Michael Jackson’s actual bones and got Joe Jackson to pull its strings while standing on a really tall ladder. Oh fuck, they’re totally going to do that at the Grammys next year, right? The creepiness is below: