Diddy, Busta Rhymes, Jim Jones, Juelz Santana and more have voiced their shock and disbelief to yesterday’s unexpected passing of pop superstar Michael Jackson.
With over a million followers and counting, Diddy expressed the impact Jackson had on his career via Twitter.
“Michael Jackson showed me that you can actually see the beat,” Diddy wrote. “He made the music come to life!! He made me believe in magic. I will miss him!” (Diddy’s Twitter)
Bussa Bus paid homage to the entire Jackson family upon learning of the singer’s death.
“MY DELAYED TWITT IS AS A RESULT OF STILL BEING IN DIBELIEF,” he wrote via Twitter. “MICHAEL JACKSON UR THE GREATEST TALENT EVER KNOWN 2 MANKIND. R.I.P. & GOD BLESS…GOD BLESS THE JACKSON FAMILY..BE STRONG AND OUR PRAYERS AND BEST WISHES GO OUT 2 THE JACKSON FAMILY!!!!!TO THE MAXIMUM LEVELS!!!” (Busta Rhymes’ Twitter)
The Byrd Gang leader reflected on Mike’s hit records.
“Whts your most favorite of all favorite mj songs?” (Jim Jones’ Twitter)
Santana placed Jackson’s legacy over iconic rock star Elvis Presley.
“This lady on the news is saying ‘a’ pop icon just died,” he wrote via Twitter. “NO THE POP ICON. F*ck she talkin bout, She need to be Fired. Thats like when they was calling the people refugees when the were tryna leave New Orleans. People are always tryna discredit us. And just so yall know. Michael Jackson was Bigger and Better then Elvis Presley Could have ever been!” (Juelz Santana’s Twitter)
Snoop Dogg also weighed in on his reactions.
“show MJ some love yall come kick it Live at the wake and bake show!!!,” he wrote via Twitter. “all the homeys come kick it im love…blaznnnn!!!!! playn some# MJ right now LIVE! billie jean is not my son!!! mike went hard on this one…im live yall. Rip MJ gotta show you some love…blazzn live on ustream.” (Snoop Dogg’s Twitter)
G-Unit associate DJ Whoo Kid revealed his thoughts on MJ’s passing.
“WOW I feel bad for losing mike!,” he wrote via Twitter. “I am alone in my den just sittin here lost! he brought the reality of death to my mind! I feel like somebody stole 25 years of history and experience from my life ! Michael Jackson – D*mn !Can’t believe that he was aware of me! What a wack confusing feeling – this thing called DEATH! What a wake up call! RIP MJ!!! RIP Michael Jackson – MY N-Word FOR Life !” (DJ Whoo Kid’s Twitter)
Jackson passed away Thursday (June 25) afternoon due to cardiac arrest.
[Updated at 3:15 p.m.: Pop star Michael Jackson was pronounced dead by doctors this afternoon after arriving at a hospital in a deep coma, city and law enforcement sources told The Times.] [Updated at 2:46 p.m.: Jackson is in a coma and his family is arriving at his bedside, a law enforcement source told The Times. (Los Angeles Times)