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Michael Jackson Laid To Rest

Stars including ELIZABETH TAYLOR, MACAULAY CULKIN and LISA MARIE PRESLEY turned out to honor MICHAEL JACKSON as he was laid to rest in a private ceremony in California - ten weeks after his sudden death:

R.I.P. Michael. More pics when you read the rest...

Barry Gordy and Suzanne de Passe were there.

Michael's sis LeToya of course.

And good friends Chris Tucker, Quincy Jones, and Elizabeth Taylor were all there to pay their respects.
Photog: Harrison Funk
Here's a news report about the ceremony: The Jackson clan and friends came together once more last night at Forest Lawn cemetary to pay their respects. Jackson's family, including his mother Katherine and father Joe, his siblings, and his three children Prince Michael, Paris, and Prince Michael II, also known as Blanket, were driven to the memorial park in a fleet of Rolls Royce limousines - arriving over an hour late for the planned 7pm (local time) start. The star's close friends including Macaulay Culkin and his girlfriend Mila Kunis, actor Chris Tucker, and Elizabeth Taylor attended the outdoor ceremony, which saw around 200 guests seated on white chairs on the lawns outside the crypt and signing a book of condolence for the fallen King of Pop. Taylor was left devastated by her close friend's death and refused to attend his public memorial service because she didn't want to be part of the "whoopla," but agreed to attend the private ceremony on Thursday. Jackson's ex-wife Presley also turned out to honour her late former husband. Aretha Franklin and Gladys Knight were both reportedly ask to sing at the tribute, ahead of Jackson's $30,000 (£20,000) gold casket being lowered into a concrete burial pit close to stars including Clark Gable, Jean Harlow and his idol Walt Disney. Security was tight at the service, with police setting up a wide perimeter around the park to stop fans getting anywhere near the private ceremony. Helicopters with thermal imaging devices also circled overhead to detect any unwanted intruders. Two fans reportedly attempted to gatecrash the event in the hours leading up to the service, but they were swiftly apprehended by security guards and then removed by police, according to Sky News. The family reportedly planned to hold a private celebration following the service at an Italian restaurant in Pasadena, California.
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RIP MIKE.J & MAKE GOD DANCE

RIP MIKE.J & MAKE GOD DANCE :-)
LONSDALE JOSEPH's picture

R.I.P MJ-love u 4 life.

R.I.P MJ-love u 4 life.
Sweet's picture

my heart goes out to the

my heart goes out to the family,i still cant get over it,Mj was a different person entirely.this should b a wake up call to people who do wrong,we all cant b perfect,but if we try,just a lil,it would go a long way....i love u Micheal...God bless u,as for me,neve can say goodbye.wish i met u.Nigerians love u.africa loves u,the world loves u,but God loves u more,adeiu
bkels's picture

Please, someone may explains

Please, someone may explains me what happened betweeen Jermaine and Michael? Sandra Paula Brazil Riode Janeiro
Sandra's picture

I am so sad about all things

I am so sad about all things that happened to him. He was a good man. I wiil miss him Sandra Brazil - Rio de Janeiro
Sandra's picture

''MJ will never be

''MJ will never be forgotten''
no.1fan's picture

WORD TO THE BAD LYRICS BY

WORD TO THE BAD LYRICS BY JERMAINE, NOTICE HOW HE THINKS MICHAEL OWES HIM, NOW HE'S OUT TAKING EVERYTHING MJ WORKED FOR! THIS TELLS YOU EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT WHAT'S GOING ON AND THE MENTALITY BEHIND IT What up yo, word to the badd Reconstructed Been abducted Don’t know who you are They may love you they don’t know you Lonely superstar never think about who you love only think about number one You forget about where you started from You only think about what you want don’t care about how it’s done you only think about you, your throne Be it right or be it wrong It ain’t about your world It ain’t about the things that you do If you don’t care, I don’t care Cause you keep thinkin’ ’bout you It ain’t about you takin’ my pie You been takin’ for a long time If you don’t care, I don’t care If you keep Well I ain’t thinkin’ ’bout you What up yo, word to the badd Once you were made You changed your shade Was your color wrong? Could not turn back It’s a known fact You were too far gone You know I tried to be there for you Like a brother I care for you It didn’t matter you always play me off You only care about what you want You don’t care about how it’s done You only think about you, your throne Be it right or wrong It ain’t about your world It ain’t about the things that you do If you don’t care, I don’t care Cause you keep thinkin’ ’bout you It ain’t about you takin’ my pie You been takin’ for a long time If you don’t care, I don’t care If you keep Well I ain’t thinkin’ ’bout you Oh no no, I ain’t thinkin’ ’bout you Oh no What up yo, word to the badd Thinkin’ about that pie that you’ve been takin’ from me From a brother to another brother hard to believe Lost and don’t know it yet you still show it Givin’ seems to be harder than it is to receive The glass has gotten shady, time to make it clearer, Clean it up and lets start with the Man in the mirror. Theres sadness there brother, aint no mistaken it, Get a grip cause youre not far from breakin it. Thinkin about the time when we used to be close, It shouldnt be past tense, cause nobody knows, What the future may hold, what tomorrow might bring, Its not guaranteed that youll be spreading your wings But meanwhile, I continue to smile, cause in the back of my head, I know you’re still a child You say that your a man, but that will never be.
SOFEDUP's picture

">Who you calling a b***h:

">Who you calling a b***h: You know I respect that everyone has the right to voice their own opinion. What I do not respect is people expressing their opinion to people who are in mourning or to people who are diametrically opposed to your opinion - just so you can get a rise out of folks. Bottom line, MJ has done more for Black people than you will ever do. When you die, a few people will mourn. When he died, the WORLD mourned. That’s the power this man had - LOVE. I don’t care if 2 of his children weren’t Black. He was a good Daddy to them. When you think about Michael’s message (if you’re intelligent enough to actually do some research before you open your damn mouth) you may come to find that Michael didn’t see color, race, nationality, age, nothing. He saw people and he saw the need to love - that’s why he gave to Black kids that wanted to go to college, to white children in Romania living in orphanages, to Latino brethren that needed a hand - he gave. When you come to think of it those are 3 of the luckiest kids in the World, because they will forever know that they were loved. And in closing to my sermon, I want you to also note, that MJ was surrounded by our people - yes Black folk. The people he chose to do business with were by and large BLACK! Dr. Conrad Murray - he trusted his life to a Black man! He was loved and known by Black luminaries all over the Diaspora - and your ignorant ass got the nerve to say somebody gone forget him. Please, I just forgot you I couldn't have said it better myself and to the person who said they wish no one would have responded to the jerk "steve d". Your right, it is what he was looking for, but sometimes you have to check ignorance and try to keep ignorance from spreading. Now, on a more important note: R.I.P. Michael Jackson! May GOD keep you forever and cover you with his blood. You were a GIFT TO THE WORLD and what you brought to your culture (African Americans or "black folk" as the jerk would call us) and others will NEVER BE FORGOTTEN or be in vain. I pray that you are in peace now and dancing away with all the other angels up there in heaven. GOD BLESS YOU!!! I have every album (and my mother has the jackson 5 on vinyl) and I have them BEFORE your untimely death!! I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU...
nj1mommy's picture

Why Diana Ross, why? Why

Why Diana Ross, why? Why Diana Ross, why? Why Diana Ross, why? Why Diana Ross, why? Why Diana Ross, why? Why Diana Ross, why? Why Diana Ross, why? Why Diana Ross, why? Why Diana Ross, why? Why Diana Ross, why? Why Diana Ross, why? Why Diana Ross, why? Why Diana Ross, why? Why Diana Ross, why? Why Diana Ross, why? Why Diana Ross, why? Why Diana Ross, why? Why Diana Ross, why? Why Diana Ross, why? Why Diana Ross, why?
Dirty Diana!'s picture

they were probably late

they were probably late because la toya couldn't decide what to wear to get her the most attention. didn't randy mismanage MJ's money and jermaine is trying to cash in on his death as well as joe. poor MJ. may now get some rest and he have no more problems
lisa's picture

Im so glad that they finally

Im so glad that they finally buried michael now ,so he can r.i.p. I pray for his family too and may God be with them escpecially in there lost of a family member who will always be remmbered and his music will be played forever!
Sharon C.'s picture

R.I.P Michael Jackson. You

R.I.P Michael Jackson. You will always be remmbered!
Sharon CSharon C's picture

Just because someone has a

Just because someone has a different opinion than yours, you try to shoot them down. Look at the facts: • Even if you believe that crap about him having a skin disease. What about the hair straightening / Nose jobs, Cheek implanting etc to look more white? • Google: "Michael Jackson David Nordahl paintings" Then you'll see MJ vision of heaven. MJ commissioned these paintings. •If your Avatar Photo is of you when you were younger, MJ wouldn't find you to be very attractive (By the way, I think it's a very cute picture). He NEVER hung around little brown-skinned girls (or boys either). •I stand behind my previous comments about the "perfect" family that he created. I'm not looking for attention. Many of you refuse to open your eyes, you've been brainwashed. ifeelsoyoung: I really wish no one would have responded to Stevie D. That’s what he needed!
Steve D.'s picture

Jen: I really believe Joe

Jen: I really believe Joe Jackson is the devil! YOUR DAMN right i think he sacrificed michael to become famous again or tried... i AM glad michael has been laid to right but people realise what the media and your government are doing! DID YOU KNOW THE NEXT DAY WHILE EVERYONE WAS IN SHOCK AND MOURNING ABOUT MICHAEL DEATH your president Barack AND HIS HOMIES PUT OUT A BILL THAT IS GOING TO FUCK US ALL UP? THEY would allow other memebrs to see it. apparently it was 1000 of pages long! HE IS A FAKE PRESIDENT, DON'T TRUST NO ONEE, THE CELEBS THE MEDIA AND ESPECIALLY YOUR GOVERNMENT. OH AND THAT JAYZ BEYONCE RIHANNA WEEZY K WEST THE 'HOLE OF THEM!
nzimo87's picture

OK Jermaine you happy now?!

OK Jermaine you happy now?! Heard you are looking for a 15 million dollar mansion now, you can thank you brother Michael for that, don't forget you no talent fake. You didn't try to help Mike because you all knew you would profit. His mother if feel sorry for - she lost her favorite child and now look what she is left with. You left your brother in a cold freezer for 70 days and I hope MJ's fans don't lose sight of this. Do not purchase anything that will benefit them. And much to the embarrassment of the black community you arrive one and half hours late to your bothers funeral. Just a disgrace. Liz Taylor was about to faint in all that sun. But everyone has to sit and wait for the great Jacksons to arrive and make an entrance. I'm so disgusted and please Jermaine keep your azz off Larry King and stop promoting yourself off your brother's accomplishments. And LaToilet that goes for you too, no one has forgotten how you betrayed Michael when he needed you most. He just have specifically cut you out of his WILL.
SOFEDUP's picture

Seeing the look of hurt and

Seeing the look of hurt and loss in Katherine Jackson's face put tears in my eyes. I still can't believe Michael is gone. I know he is now resting in peace. So sad... :(
Kat's picture

May the light of God surround

May the light of God surround his family always. The shell is now buried because on June 25th he went home to his father where he will forever be moonwalking,the bible tells us that "to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord".
gail coleman's picture

I really wish no one would

I really wish no one would have responded to Stevie D. That's what he needed!
ifeelsoyoung's picture

Loving you so much my love.

Loving you so much my love. RIP.
saran's picture

RIP MJ - you will always be

RIP MJ - you will always be in my heart, may will try to imitate, but there will always only be one..The ONE MJ!
Whatever2's picture

i hate the fact that people

i hate the fact that people still bring this up...but im happy that he has been laid to rest and i hope that all those poeple who made fun of him and criticised him are now regreting....everyone in nigeria followed you...everyone in africa followed you...even though you never came here we still love you and hope that you find the peace that you have been wanting for a long time..but at the same time you killed yourself because of the drugs but due to the excess fame so there was a reason why you started.. rest in peace man...
Arianna's picture

Lisaray was there as well, i

Lisaray was there as well, i was like what the......????!!
IT GAL's picture

I still can't get over the

I still can't get over the fact that he is gone. Life is so unfair. MAy your beautiful soul rest in peace and the angels kiss your face as you sleep. I love you Michael, FOREVER!!
Dirty Diana...Let Me Be ♪'s picture

I bet his LOW LIFE BROTHER

I bet his LOW LIFE BROTHER JERMAINE was behind this entire production because they filmed this entire episode for a reality show. MJ was not buried before because the brothers were trying to figure out the best way to get paid by using his body, this is the type of family this is. Then they dragged his already stressed out grieving mother to experience this all over again. You can now understand why Michael kept his distance from them and I totally get it. Kathryn is probably sad because she knows the truth and was forced to have to endure it. Diana Ross had the good sense to stay home and not be a part of it. I don't blame her. And Latoya is dressed like this because its not about Michael, its about her, just no respect for her brother's memory whatsover. But Jermaine is the main one. Google his song Word to the Bad and really read the lyrics. It will tell you everything you need to know. And he let the window down so you could get a clear picture of him even though it was something like 90 degrees. He is riding on his brother's success because he never had any of his own.
MYTWOCENTS's picture

Steve D has a point and I

Steve D has a point and I love MJ too, but that question will never go away, and obviously some folks are sensitive about it. We all want to know what the deal was on that decision. I'm sure if you are black, and cannot have your own kids, you are not choosing to have white ones instead. I'm black and most people who use a surrogate want children who look like them or at least the same race. He did have issues with this (unless he was tricked because these kids are Jewish), but he was a great man, and great entertainer. We will never know the truth.
HONEYCHILE's picture

i love Michael and His mom

i love Michael and His mom Katherine.....i really dislike his sister Latoya, she said some damaging things about Mike in the past when he was alive, I know that they were reconciled for a while before he died, but how could you do that to your brother, not just your brother, your "younger" brother. No matter how old a sibling gets, the older sibling usually always try to protect him/her, and i think Latoya failed to do that. she's all about attention, she and jermaine are the only ones that do tons of interviews, and i think it's never for the benefit of michael, at least not on Latoya's part.
5678's picture

RIP and thank you for the

RIP and thank you for the memorable, history making moments and the classic music. Long Live The King!
Southbay L.A. Baby's picture

You know I respect that

You know I respect that everyone has the right to voice their own opinion. What I do not respect is people expressing their opinion to people who are in mourning or to people who are diametrically opposed to your opinion - just so you can get a rise out of folks. Bottom line, MJ has done more for Black people than you will ever do. When you die, a few people will mourn. When he died, the WORLD mourned. That's the power this man had - LOVE. I don't care if 2 of his children weren't Black. He was a good Daddy to them. When you think about Michael's message (if you're intelligent enough to actually do some research before you open your damn mouth) you may come to find that Michael didn't see color, race, nationality, age, nothing. He saw people and he saw the need to love - that's why he gave to Black kids that wanted to go to college, to white children in Romania living in orphanages, to Latino brethren that needed a hand - he gave. When you come to think of it those are 3 of the luckiest kids in the World, because they will forever know that they were loved. And in closing to my sermon, I want you to also note, that MJ was surrounded by our people - yes Black folk. The people he chose to do business with were by and large BLACK! Dr. Conrad Murray - he trusted his life to a Black man! He was loved and known by Black luminaries all over the Diaspora - and your ignorant ass got the nerve to say somebody gone forget him. Please, I just forgot you Steve D.: OK…OK… Now, we can finally stop talking about this guy now!!!! I really don’t understand why black folks are so strong in his corner.I mean the immediate family (Blanket, Prince Michael and Paris) that MJ created doesn’t have one black face in it. That should tell you all you need to know.Good Riddance….
Who you calling a b***h's picture

Glad that he is finally at

Glad that he is finally at rest. R.I.P Michael J. you will always be the king of pop and an icon and legend of music. You may be gone but not forgotten.
binky's picture

Diana Ross was somewhere

Diana Ross was somewhere grieving in private. This should have been a private ceremony without public knowing until it was over. Guess they have a reality show to add this too.
Bill Clinton's picture

Dang, his mom had to sit

Dang, his mom had to sit through this again, poor mama Jackson. Finally, my man can be at peace. I just can't get over this ish right here. :(
BadGirl23's picture

Well, this is still sad, but

Well, this is still sad, but at least it will bring closure. Since he's been dead, Micheal has been all over America!!! His whole life has been displayed about in front of the whole world. Now, I think he can finally be left alone. It's sad that he's dead, but it's good that he can finally rest in peace and he can be happy!!! R.I.P. MICHEAL!!!!
danitykae4ever's picture

Steve D.: OK…OK… Now, we

Steve D.: OK…OK… Now, we can finally stop talking about this guy now!!!! I really don’t understand why black folks are so strong in his corner. I mean the immediate family (Blanket, Prince Michael and Paris) that MJ created doesn’t have one black face in it. That should tell you all you need to know.Good Riddance…. "Now WE can finally stop talking about this guy"? No YOU can. If you are so tired of hearing about him why bother to come a BLACK site and post a comment about him. YOU go on with your life and stop being concerned about US. For the record, he wanted to add a fourth child to his brood. The lady he was interested in was a black British doctor. Unlike most ignorant Faux news viewers, Michael was not prejudiced. So, again, move on. If you do not wish to speak of Michael, don't. Too easy.
Dakiah's picture

Steve D.: OK…OK… Now, we

Steve D.: OK…OK… Now, we can finally stop talking about this guy now!!!! I really don’t understand why black folks are so strong in his corner. I mean the immediate family (Blanket, Prince Michael and Paris) that MJ created doesn’t have one black face in it. That should tell you all you need to know.Good Riddance…. To Steve D. or should I say Steve-O. Ya need to sit down! Only a D**K Head like you would say that crap. Ok the man made a choice. Should we disown him because of that choice? He had a right to live his life the way he wanted to live his life. Who made you God to pass judgement on who he wanted to be a father to? And it doesnt change a thing he was born a black man he lived as a black man and he died a black man! Now that should tell you All you need to Know! You’re no better than the ones who call us the N-word! Good Riddance to your ignorance!
Sadden Fan :('s picture

Seriously, if Michael's

Seriously, if Michael's spirit isn't at peace yet, it never will....My Gosh. Waiting for the sightings.
byMJside's picture

To Steve D. or should I say

To Steve D. or should I say Steve-O. Ya need to sit down! Only a D**K Head like you would say that crap. Ok the man made a choice. Should we disown him because of that choice? He had a right to live his life the way he wanted to live his life. Who made you God to pass judgement on who he wanted to be a father to? And it doesnt change a thing he was born a black man he lived as a black man and he died a black man! Now that should tell you All you need to Know! You're no better than the ones who call us the N-word! Good Riddance to your ignorance!
Sadden Fan :('s picture

wow...glad they are done

wow...glad they are done parading MJ up and down LA. MJ should have been burried a long time ago..they put his kids and mom through that shit AGAIN. It was no reason for this service to be televised...the fans already had the chance to say good bye. And Ms. Ross should be ashamed of herself
Pam's picture

Steve D.: OK…OK… Now, we

Steve D.: OK…OK… Now, we can finally stop talking about this guy now!!!! I really don’t understand why black folks are so strong in his corner.I mean the immediate family (Blanket, Prince Michael and Paris) that MJ created doesn’t have one black face in it. That should tell you all you need to know.Good Riddance…. Somebody wants attention "BAD", (pun intended) Why don't you tell us all we need to know, since you seem to know so much, So what if he's the father of 3 children that aren't biologically his, that doesn't tell me shit, Michael surround himself with black people, the care giver for his children, their cook, his doctor and numerous whom he employed, MJ was also the biggest contributor to the UNCF and countless other organizations for which black people especially benefited from, so don't give me any lame a** sh** eluding to some BS about ..."doesn’t have one black face in it" you obviously don't know what the f**k you're talking about!!!! AND FOR THE RECORD THERE WAS ONLY 1 FUNERAL, AND IT TOOK PLACE LAST NIGHT, WHAT SOME OF YOU FOOLS ARE REFERRING TO AS A 1ST FUNERAL WAS ONLY THE MEMORIAL SERVICE THAT MJ'S FAMILY SAW FIT TO HAVE IT AIRED LIVED TO HONOR THE FANS WITH.
BlaqCurrant's picture

okay, reality has finally

okay, reality has finally sunken in, & I have no choice but 2 accept that U're gone, U were my original hero, B4 the "other" MJ came along, but I want U 2 know that U will live 4ever in the hearts of the millions....AND MILLIONS of Ur fans. Rest In Peace 2 the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. August 29, 1958 ~ June 25, 2009
Dre Guevara's picture

Now he can finally rest in

Now he can finally rest in piece.
Miss GQ (I love you Michael) HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEYONCE''s picture

RIP MIKE.. LOVE U

RIP MIKE.. LOVE U FOREVER!!!!!!!!
Bebe's picture

Oh Micheal Why Why wont they

Oh Micheal Why Why wont they leave you alone?! No wonder you could'nt sleep with these vultures circling for their next victim. Now they have a LUNATIC, Kervorkian claiming you wanted to die! When does this ever stop for you! They wont even let you rest! You're still battling haters after death! My heart goes out to your family and children and I hope that maybe one day you will truly be able to rest in peace!!
Sadden Fan :('s picture

I thought this was beautiful

I thought this was beautiful for the family, i am heartbroken but i feel its selfish of people to find a problem with the fact that the family had two services or picking on what a famiy member was wearing, its not about us.This family lost their son, their child and brother of 50 years, let them greive how they want, they've been nothing but dignified,in july it was a memorial for themselves as well as fans which was generous this funeral was more personal and private and still the family had a video stream for people to see. Ive always been a fan of MJ and this hurts me to the core, i can only imagine how his family feels. They're in my prayers
T's picture

:( MICHAEL will forever be

:( MICHAEL will forever be Missed. no other will ever AMAZE people like he has the last 40 years! he was TRULY a GOD SEND! And Katherine mkaes me want to cry all over again. :( I don't understand why Joe Jackson is not comforting her. Put his arm around her or something. :( I saw Quincy Brown (IQ) (Al B. SURE!'s son) there too. I'm glad he may now rest in peace. LOVE U MORE MJJ!
~Toni~ aka ABS! Love's picture

MICHELLE I SAW HIM IN HEAVEN

MICHELLE I SAW HIM IN HEAVEN TOO SMILING.
AMERICAN HATER KILLED MICHAEL's picture

WHEN ARE AMERICANS GOING TO

WHEN ARE AMERICANS GOING TO STAND UP AND CRACK DOWN ON ALL THESE AMERICAN HATERS WHO ARE DESTROYING AND KILLING OUR BLACK AMERICAN PEOPLE??? WHEN???? DR.CONRAD MURRAY WAS FROM GRENADA.
AMERICAN HATER KILLED MICHAEL's picture

So sad still can't believe it

So sad still can't believe it RIP MJ WE LOVE YOU XX
OMYGOSH's picture

sumbodi needz attention.....

sumbodi needz attention..... Steve D.: OK…OK… Now, we can finally stop talking about this guy now!!!! I really don’t understand why black folks are so strong in his corner.I mean the immediate family (Blanket, Prince Michael and Paris) that MJ created doesn’t have one black face in it. That should tell you all you need to know.Good Riddance….
keki!....micheal jackson waz livin' art!!!!!!'s picture

meant * he was'nt weird...

meant * he was'nt weird...
keki!....micheal jackson waz livin' art!!!!!!'s picture

yes, itz sad cuz he waz

yes, itz sad cuz he waz wierd, different but not weird.....itz sad ppl r condemned when they stray from the norm and do they own thing....thatz wat mADE HIM, HIM,and 1 of a kind.....the man waz beautiful Lucida: For all the talk about MJ being weird, crazy, etc…, looking at Katherine’s face is a harsh reminder that a MOTHER lost her child.RIP MJ…
keki!....micheal jackson waz livin' art!!!!!!'s picture

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