It has been confirmed that Michael Jackson’s kids will be speaking tonight during a tribute to their father at the 52nd Grammy Awards. Several members of the Jackson family will be there to see Prince Michael, Paris and Blanket’s speech, as well as performances by Carrie Underwood, Smokey Robinson and Usher, in what will likely be an unforgettable television moment. Also featured will be a 3-D mini-movie that was made for Michael’s This Is It tour.
I remember after Michael’s death that there were a lot of mixed reactions to his kids speaking at his funeral. Many people thought that the King of Pop would be saddened to see his children in the public eye considering that he spent their lives trying to protect them from cameras and fame. It’s difficult to say whether or not he would be happy about his kids being on stage at the Grammys, but as long as they’re getting some much-needed closure, I suppose this is a good thing.