I am a “youngin’”, so while I wasn’t around to experience and be apart of his BEST moments, I did become a HUGE fan of his! I mean HUGE. Anyone who knows me, knows that I am a huge fan of Micheal Jackson and that I get very offended when people say anything bad about him.
What I remember most, is him bringing me through all the difficult times when I felt alone, defeated and unable to go on. Mike's “You Are Not Alone” got me through all that. In addition to his musical influence on younger stars like Chris Brown, Usher, Ne-Yo, Justin Timberlake, Ciara and so on, we can’t forget his influence on the fashion world. (Okay, I had to incorporate fashion into this!) Here are his greatest fashion moments:
This silver & gold suit, with the armor on his arms & legs has been a huge influence on how performers dress to hit the stage today. After seeing Michael live, there was no way that tank tops & slacks would ever cut it on the stage again! This look has been relived through stars like Beyonce, when she performed at the 2007 BET Awards.
Unlike most concepts in music and fashion, MJ wasn’t a trend, phase, nor fad. He was classic, timeless. You can turn on the radio any give day and hear “Rock With You”, “Billie Jean” or “Thriller”. His videos were groundbreaking and the concepts he originated are still being used in videos to this day! His concerts broke records, even his own! And his unique sense of style, a style all on his own, is still duplicated to this day. He was never afraid to step out the box, never afraid to try something that hadn’t been done. Every time he did it, it worked. He staked a reputation where he could do no wrong, musically and fashion wise.
After all, he was the King.