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26 June 2014, 10:06
The 'XO' superstar writes a personal letter to how the King Of Pop has inspired her career.
It's hard to believe it's been five years since the King Of Pop passed away, and the music world reacted with sadness and fond memories this week in honour of MJ.
Beyonce was among one of the many stars to tweet or post a tribute to the late 'Thriller' superstar, after she wrote a moving piece dedicated to how Michael Jackson has influenced her career.
"When I was just starting out, my first producer used to make me listen to Michael Jackson's live performance of 'Who's Loving You'," she wrote. "He would have me watch that for hours back to back .
"What he wanted me to learn was his soul, you could hear his soul," she continued. "And he was this little kid who hadn't experience love but he was a vessel.
"For whatever reasons he could evoke more emotion than an adult, it was so raw and so pure. It was these little things that he did that were just swag. It's something that's God given.
"Michael taught me that sometimes you have to forget technique, forget what you had e on. If you feel silly you have to go from the gut just let it go.
"Michael Jackson changed me, and helped me to become the artist I am," she added. "Thank you Michael, Love always, B."
R I P Micheal. We love you. Today the world and media will grieve your absence, and think deeply of how we could have treated you better.— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) June 25, 2014