Katherine Jackson, the mother of the late King of Pop, is working hard to make happen the biggest Michael Jackson tribute ever. Set to take place in October, the event should include – if everything goes according to plan – the biggest names in music right now.
TMZ got hold of one of the invitations that are now being sent out to the best performers of the moment, asking them to attend the tribute and sing their favorite Michael Jackson songs.
As the e-zine puts it, Katherine is not offering any type of financial compensation for the performance, promising to provide them accommodation.
“Sources connected to the concert tell us, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Cee Lo, Chris Brown, Justin Bieber, Christina Aguilera, Usher and Bruno Mars have each received an invitation from Katherine Jackson, asking them to perform 1 or 2 of their favorite MJ songs in Cardiff, Wales on Oct. 8,” TMZ writes.
“Katherine promises each star who signs on will be provided with ‘first class travel accommodations’,” the e-zine further says.
Some stars have already declined the invite, but not because they’re not offered money for it. On the brighter side, one performer is already officially on board.
“We’re told Chris Brown, Justin Bieber and Bruno Mars have each respectfully declined the invite due to scheduling conflicts, however, Christina and Kanye are leaning towards ‘Yes’,” TMZ informs.
“As for the one person who’s already signed on the dotted line – sources tell us Cee Lo from Gnarls Barkley was quick to commit,” the e-zine says.
TMZ has the invite sent out to Kanye. The event, called “Michael Forever,” is described as “a long overdue celebration of Michael’s life and music.”
It will take place at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, but an officially announcement is pending on confirmation from the performers. Once organizers will have a line-up, tickets will also go on sale, the same media outlet says.