News: Ludacris, Jim Jones, The Game & More Talk Michael Jackson Memorial
Wednesday, Jul 8, 2009 9:15AM
Ludacris, Jim Jones, The Game, Busta Rhymes and more have shared their reactions to Michael Jackson's public memorial and described his impact in their lives.
While not being in the United States at the time, Luda said he was still able to view Jackson's memorial.
"I got a chance to see the MJ memorial on TV backstage before the London Concert," Luda wrote via Twitter. "Very heartfelt and Moving. R.I.P. Micheal Jackson." (Ludacris' Twitter)
The Game was emotional after Jackson's daughter Paris offered her testimonial.
"HIS DAUGHTER JUST MADE ME DROP A RIVER FULL OF TEARS !," Game wrote via Twitter. "I LOVE MY KIDS & I CANT EVEN IMAGINE LEAVING EITHER OF THEM BEHIND IN THIS WORLD. RIP" (The Game's Twitter)
Jones reflected on his new admiration for Al Sharpton during his speech at the event.
"I never liked al sharpton," he wrote via Twitter, unmodified. "guess cause I never understood him but after this speach he did for Michael I have a new found respect for him. This has to be the most inspiration fairwell tht I ever witnessed mike was the dude truly feels like I lost family" (Jim Jones' Twitter)
Busta weighed in on the the King Of Pop's passing.
"ONCE AGAIN AT 2:21 L.A. AND 5:21 A.M. N.Y. TIME THERE WILL B A LUNAR ECLIPSE HAPPENING," he wrote via Twitter. "...THE UNIVERSE IS WELCOMING MJ INTO THE PEARLY GATES! GOD BLESS THE TRUE AND ONLY KING!!!!MICHAEL JACKSON WE LOVE U SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH!" (Busta Rhymes' Twitter)
Soulja Boy also resorted to Twitter and expressed his reaction to yesterday's memorial.
"Sad.. Sad.. Day... :( R.I.P. MJ headed to my flight to LA.." (Soulja Boy's Twitter)
Mariah Carey's husband, Nick Cannon, was in attendance at the event and shared his thoughts.
"A day of mourning," he wrote via Twitter. "Here in the Staples Center, God is absolutely present" (Nick Cannon's Twitter)
Aside from numerous tribute-based performances, Jackson's casket was publicly displayed on-stage at the Los Angeles Staples Center Tuesday afternoon.
Michael Jackson's golden casket has been placed on stage at his public memorial service in downtown Los Angeles. The casket was brought into Staples Center on Tuesday (July 7) as a choir sang in front of a backdrop of stained-glass windows. The public event followed a private service for family and friends in a cemetery hall in the Hollywood Hills. Jackson's flower-draped casket was brought to Staples Center in a motorcade under law enforcement escort. (Ledger Enquirer)