Michael Jackson Memorial

Michael Jackson Memorial

The Memorial for the King of Pop is underway at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The body of Michael Jackson was brought into the arena at about 10:30, carried by his brothers, each wearing one white glove. Among the stars seen in attendance were Usher, Mike Tyson, Kobe Bryant, Akon, Kardashians (because they were so close), Smokey Robinson, John Mayer...

Choir performs We're Going to see the King to open.

Mariah Carey, Trey Lorenz - I'll Be There

Queen Latifah - Speech - His star power

Lionel Richie - Jesus is Love

Berry Gordy, Jr. - Speech - As a young man

Video Montage of Michael through the years

Stevie Wonder - Never Dreamed You'd Leave in Summer

Kobe Bryant, Magic Johnson - Speech - His generosity, family memories, how MJ helped Magic be a better Point Guard...

Jennifer Hudson - Will You be There 

Al Sharpton - Speech - Michael's legacy "...wasn't nothing strange about your daddy, it was strange what your daddy had to deal with..." to his kids. Ovation. "Thank you Michael, thank you Michael"

John Mayer - Human Nature with vocal accompanyment

Brooke Shields - Speech - Emotional mess - "To us it was the most natural and easiest of friendships. I was 13 when we met, and from that day on our friendship grew." His favorite song was written by Charlie Chaplin, called Smile.

Jermaine Jackson - Smile, by Charlie Chaplin

Martin Luther King III, Bernice King - Speech - Finding your talent, working hard at it. "Here lived a great entertainer who did his job well"

Congresswoman Sheila Lee (D) TX - Hinted at innocence in the court of law. "We know that people are innocent until proven guilty, that is what the Constitution stands for." She spoke about his humanitarian side. She introduced for discussion a resolution declaring Michael Jackson a "an American legend, a musical icon, and a world humanitarian."

Usher - Gone Too Soon Appeared to be tearing up, stroked the gold casket. Jackson family comforted him after the song.

Jackson 5 -Who's Loving You

Smokey Robinson - Talked about a 10-year-old Michael being talented beyond his years. "I could not believe that someone that young had so much feeling, soul."

Shaheen Jafargholi (Britain's Got Talent) - Who's Loving You

Kenny Ortega (Promoter) - Speech - Explained Jackson liked Shaheen from TV.

Memorial Performers - We Are the World star studded stage deal. Children join the ensemble, for Heal the World.

Paris Jackson (Michael's daughter) - Fighting back tears, "I just wanted to say, ever since I was born, Daddy has been the best father you could imagine. I just want to say I love him so much."

Thanks for all the music, videos, and good times, RIP Michael.