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Read Beyoncé's tribute to Michael Jackson on 5th anniversary of his death

26 June 2014, 14:12 | Written by Luke Morgan Britton

Wednesday (25 June) marked five years since the passing of Michael Jackson, with Beyoncé taking the time out to pay tribute to the late singer.

​Writing on her official website, the popstar says that she’s learnt everything from the “King Of Pop”. “Michael Jackson changed me, and helped me to become the artist I am,” she writes. “Thank you Michael.”

Read the full post beneath:

When I was just starting out, my first producer used to make me listen to Michael Jackson’s live performance of “Who’s Loving You.” He would have me watch that for hours back to back to back.

What he wanted me to learn was his soul. You could hear his soul. And he was this little kid who hadn’t experienced love but he was a vessel. For whatever reason he could evoke more emotion than an adult. It was so raw and so pure. It was these little things that he did that were just swag. It’s something that’s God given.

Michael taught me that sometimes you have to forget technique, forget what you have on. If you feel silly, you have to go from the gut just let it go.

Michael Jackson changed me, and helped me to become the artist I am thank you Michael.

Love always,

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