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Michael Jackson: Flava Flav visits family home in Encino

June 25, 2009 |  5:17 pm

Flava Flav, a reality television star, stopped by to see Michael Jackson's family at their compound in Encino about 4 p.m. today but left shortly afterward.

"Music has lost a king, music has lost an icon, music has lost a friend," he said, his eyes welling up with tears. "It's unbelievable, but we don't have any choice but to believe it."

He said Jackson was the muse for music that's being created today.

"God needed an extra angel, so he came and got Michael to work for him," Flav said.

He said Germaine Jackson, Michael Jackson's brother,  took him to his first black rodeo.

-- Nicole Santa Cruz in Encino