Michael Jackson Would Have Backed Hologram Stunt, Says Brother

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Michael Jackson's brother Jackie is adamant the King of Pop would have supported the hologram show at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night (18May14).

The star-studded crowd at the prizegiving in Las Vegas was wowed when virtual technology was used to make it appear as if the Thriller hitmaker, who died in 2009, was performing onstage.

The stunt, titled the Michael Jackson Xperience, included a hologram of the legendary superstar singing Slave to the Rhythm, a track from the newly released posthumous album, Xscape.

After witnessing the spectacle, Jackie Jackson is convinced his brother would have been thrilled by the stunt.

He tells People.com, "I've been hearing about the hologram, and people were talking about it, but to see it with my own eyes was incredible, amazing.

"When he got up and started walking around - oh, my God... When he started dancing, unbelievable. It took me back. If Michael were here he would say thumbs up!"

The performance almost didn't go ahead - businessman Alki David, who claims to control the rights to the hologram technology, filed suit against Jackson's estate executors and Billboard Music Awards producers in a bid to stop the stunt. However, a Las Vegas judge dismissed the complaint on Friday (16May14).


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SusanneMJ

I agree with Yanni54.. This was a beautiful tribute performance NOT A STUNT.

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YANNI54

WHAT IN THE HELL IS WRONG WITH THE PEOPLE AT CONTACT MUSIC??? WHY DO YOU INSIST ON PUTTING A NEGATIVE SPIN OR EVEN USE A RUDE WORDS IF POSSIBLE WHEN TELLING A STORY ABOUT MICHAEL JACKSON? HEY IDIOTS, "THIS WAS NOT A STUNT" THIS WAS A PERFORMANCE AND UNLESS YOU ARE STEVIE WONDER, WHY IS THAT SO HARD FOR YOU TO SEE OR TO SAY! If you didn't like this performance, just say so, but YOU ARE THE ONLY MEDIA OUTLET THAT IS CALLING THIS A STUNT AND I'M SURE HIS FAMILY AND HIS FANS WISHED THAT YOU WOULD STOP IT!!

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