The King of Pop, the icon of music, the consummate entertainer, the words can run short but his aura. MJ's contributions to music and legacy will be felt upon the world forever.
Though not much of his fan, i heard his songs after being told by my neighbor whom i saw often dancing on the beats of Jackson's music in the evenings in his verandah. I found him crazy and laughed at him, till he lent me some of the cassettes to listen. The very first time i heard him, i could understand no word but hear the screams. But soon i started following his videos on Channel V and felt no one else could moonwalk better. MJ was believed to be God on stage. One of the most exciting and energetic performer of his generation. Known for his backward-gliding moonwalk, his feverish, crotch-grabbing dance moves and his high-pitched singing, punctuated with squeals and titters. His single sequined glove, tight, military-style jacket and aviator sunglasses were trademarks, as was his ever-changing, surgically altered appearance.
He appeared mysterious to me, as he was seen in an increasingly freakish figure. His skin became lighter, his nose narrower, and he spoke in a breathy, girlish voice. He often wore a germ mask while traveling. Watching him on television always leave one wanting for more. The reason why Jackson's appearance changed drastically was because he wanted a 'dancer's body'. As a result he changed his eating habits in a major way, turning vegetarian and cutting the amount he ate. There was a point when he weighed just 48 Kgs. Apart from the problems with the nose, dermatologists claim that Michael Jackson has used Botox injections for his forehead, had his chin altered, and also used an illegal hydroquinone compound to lighten his skin.
He ruled the controversies as he did the music. The episode where he dangled his infant son, Prince Michael II, over a hotel balcony while a throng of fans watched from below left many bedazzled, raising their brows and questioning pop star's sanity. Later he was charged of molesting a 13-year-old cancer survivor. He had been accused of plying the boy with alcohol and groping him and of engaging in strange and inappropriate behavior with other children, leading to a buzz that Jackson was a Bi-sexual. The buzz got strengthened when he acknowledged sharing his bed with children, a practice he described as sweet and not
The controversy king as they call him, made the world drool over him despite of his being confirmed to guilty for the scandals. He surely swayed the world of pop with many of his tracks. 'They dont really care about us' being my personal favourite. Its disheartening to aknolwledge that Jackson's journey was yet not over. He was all set for the comeback with his tour starting in London in early July. Its true that the world will not see those moon walks again, the passionate shows will be minus, the crowds will not cheer to the intensity they did in his shows. As today, the king has planned to rest and as he lies, he is happy and content for what he gave to the world and for the fame he got and the way he would always be in masses' hearts to live there ever.