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Michael Jackson: His kids pay tribute at Michael Forever show

October 8, 2011 |  6:59 pm

Michael Jackson's fans got a special treat on Saturday -- an appearance by his three kids, Prince, 14, Paris, 13, and Blanket, 9, at the Michael Forever concert. Taking a break from life in Los Angeles, they took a trip to Wales for a chance to pay tribute to their father. 

Paris, wearing a "Thriller" jacket no less, greeted the crowd of 50,000-plus fans Saturday, saying, "We're very happy to be here on this special night to honor our father." People reports, she went on to introduce Beyonce (performing “I Wanna Be Where You Are” via satellite): "She carries the torch lit by our father and it gives me great pleasure to introduce this woman."

Jackson brothers Marlon, Tito and Jackie, sister La Toya and mother Katherine were all in attendance and Ne-Yo, Christina Aguilera, Cee-Lo Green and Gladys Knight were among the stars who paid tribute to the King of Pop with his legendary songs.

Photos: Ne-Yo, Christina Aguilera and more at the Michael Forever concert

Not all the Jacksons made the trip overseas, says the Associated Press. Jermaine, Randy and Janet stayed home because of the ongoing involuntary manslaughter trial of Dr. Conrad Murray.

Michael Jackson's children later joined the rest of the Jackson clan onstage, according to Reuters, dancing to the hit "Don’t Stop 'Til You Get Enough."


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Photo: From left, Prince, Blanket and Paris Jackson at the Michael Forever concert in Wales. Credit: Leon Neal / AFP/Getty Images.