News: Rappers Tune In For Michael Jackson Memorial, "This Is Crazy, Trying Not To Cry"

Tuesday, Jul 7, 2009 2:40PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Michael Jackson's memorial today (July 7) in California has drawn the attention and reactions from rappers including Juelz Santana, Talib Kweli, Fat Joe and more.

Broadcast live from multiple television networks including CNN, MTV and Fox, the memorial took place at the Staples Center.

"A!," Santana wrote via Twitter. "Watchin this Mj ceremony. I still can't believe he's gone." (Juelz Santana's Twitter)

Black Star's Talib Kweli shared his reaction with a Jackson quote.

"The world is watching this funeral," he wrote via Twitter. "RIP Michael Jackson. You will truly be missed. All I wanna say is that they don't really care about us- MJ, word." (Talib Kweli's Twitter)

While overseas in Europe, Joey Crack also checked in via Twitter.

"What's up," he wrote. "I'm in Albania watching the MJ Memorial on CNN." (Fat Joe's Twitter)

Joe Budden also reportedly reacted to Mariah Carey's performance alongside Trey Lorenz.

"Really Mariah ??," he wrote via Twitter. "'yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah' ???" (Joe Budden's Twitter)

CNN's Nore shared his reaction to seeing Jackson's casket.

"U c the casket," he wrote via Twitter. "holy sh*t!!! This is crazy tring not to cry!!!!" (Nore's Twitter)

The singer's casket was reportedly placed on-stage and accompanied by security.

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)

Jackson's memorial was highlighted with numerous celebrities and fans alike.

Ron Boyd (family friend), Kobe Bryant, Mariah Carey, Andrae Crouch Choir, Berry Gordy, Jennifer Hudson, Shaheen Jafargholi (finalist on "Britain's Got Talent"), Magic Johnson, Martin Luther King III, Bernice A. King, John Mayer, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson, Rev. Al Sharpton, Brooke Shields, Pastor Lucious Smith (family friend), Usher and Stevie Wonder. (TMZ)

[Click here to check out the SOHH's tribute to the King Of Pop]

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