Last year, the death of Michael Jackson quite literally broke the Internet. Now on the one year anniversary of The King Of Pop’s untimely passing, we were shocked to find that MJ isn’t even a current lead trending topic on Twitter. Even more surprising were the pop stars, many of whom were collaborators or admirers of Jackson, who didn’t even bother to tweet to honor his memory today. Jump below to see the what these 10 pop stars (including a VERY close sibling!) were busy tweeting about today instead of Michael Jackson.
10. Pete Wentz, an MJ fan who’s band Fall Out Boy covered “Beat It” tweeted today:
9. Cyndi Lauper, who worked with Michael Jackson on “We Are The World”, while she hasn’t tweeted today she did tweet as recently as yesterday.
#8. Justin Timberlake, back in 2001 N*SYNC was joined on stage by the King Of Pop for their hit “Pop” at the MTV VMAs, but no MJ tweet (or tweets at all) today.
#7. Lady Gaga mentioned MJ in her recent Rolling Stone article, but forgot to mention him today on Twitter.
#6. Rihanna paid homage to MJ by sampling “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’” for her hit “Please Don’t Stop The Music”, but forgot to pay her respects to him via Twitter today.
#5. Ryan Seacrest’s career revolves around music and music news. How is it possible that he forgot to give Michael a shout out on Twitter?
#4. Britney Spears. Last year, when asked about his death Britney gave the following statement, ”I was so excited to see his show in London. We were going to be on tour in Europe at the same time and I was going to fly in to see him. He has been an inspiration throughout my entire life and I’m devastated he’s gone!”. She even performed on stage with Michael back in 2001 at Madison Square Garden, but there was no MJ anniversary tweet today. Though, to be fair, Brit hasn’t tweeted since her Father’s Day message to her dad on Sunday.
#3. Quincy Jones produced Michael’s Off The Wall, Thriller, Bad, and “We Are The World” (which MJ was a major part of), and he couldn’t produce one tweet today in Michael’s honor. He’s tweeted as recently as May.
#2. Janet Jackson. Michael’s sister with whom he created one of the most memorable (and expensive) music videos to “Scream” with, did not tweet about her own brother’s death today. We’re sure she’s honoring his memory in her own way, but it is still quite surprising.
And the #1 pop star we’re most shocked to see didn’t tweet about Michael Jackson on the one year anniversary of his death is: Chris Brown. Last year, Chris told E! that MJ was, “Michael Jackson is the reason why I do music and why I am an entertainer.” Here’s what Chris tweeted today:ju
We’ll just say on behalf of all these pop stars then, MJ we miss you.
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