50K Cheer Jacko's Kids at Tribute Show
Paris wears replica of dad's 'Thriller' jacket at Michael Forever
By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 9, 2011 9:52 AM CDT
Prince Michael Jackson dances with Paris Jackson on stage for the finale of the Michael Forever the Tribute Concert, at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011.   (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)

(Newser) – Michael Jackson's trio of offspring took to a glove-shaped stage last night to pay tribute to their late dad—with more than a passing nod to Jacko's sense of style, notes People. "We're very happy to be here on this special night to honor our father," Paris Jackson told some 50,000 fans gathered in Cardiff, Wales, at the Michael Forever tribute show. Thirteen-year-old Paris, clad in a replica of Jacko's red leather "Thriller" jacket, appeared with brothers Prince, 14, and Blanket, 9, to introduce Beyonce at the star-studded show.

The tribute was not without controversy, though, coming as the manslaughter trial of Jackson's doctor, Conrad Murray, plays out in California. Part of Jackson's family boycotted the event, while the children appeared and sister LaToya performed. "It's not about the trial," said Ne-Yo, who performed, along with Cee-Lo Green, Jennifer Hudson, Christina Aguilera, among others. "It's not about his death. It's about celebrating his life. It's about celebrating his music."

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Oct 10, 2011 6:01 PM CDT
Michael Jackson, the Human Tragedy. The talent that this person had was priceless; he could sing and dance and was internationally famous. He was the Whole Package; he could bring young people together and could have served as a role model. The excitement that he bought on the stage was absolutely electrifying and one of a kind; He will be hard to replace. Yet, his personal life was in turmoil; the plastic surgeries, the sham marriages, child molestation accusations and his other eccentricities. His music will live on, but years from now I just don’t know what he will be best known for; Will it be for his music or for his troubled private life. I hope it’s for his music.
Oct 9, 2011 8:54 PM CDT
Famous by proxy. What a sad, pathetic culture we live in.
Oct 9, 2011 4:13 PM CDT
Newser, since MailOnline shows NO RESPECT for Michael Jackson, I thought that you would. His name is Michael Jackson, NOT Jacko or Wacko Jacko, PLEASE show respect for the dead and his musical talents should be important. The Jackson Family, in my opinion is expoiting these children for money. LaToya and Jermaine have books out, but NOT THEIR photos are on the cover, ONLY MICHAEL's. Obvious they want the books to sale. They never cared for him in life not all of a sudden he means so much to them. Janet and Michael were the only two with real talent. Please be respectful. Thank you.