World Music Awards Says It Is In Talks With Prince To Do A Michael Jackson Tribute Performance? Update: NOT TRUE!

Prince @ Montreux July 18th, 2009 © 2009 DMY

Prince @ Montreux July 18th, 2009 © 2009 DMY

UPDATE: It seems the WMA’s are just TRYING to bring attention to themselves so file this under FALSE rumor.

According to the World Music Awards, they are letting it be known they are in talks with Prince to do a tribute performance to Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson will be accepting an award on her brother’s behalf.

We have not heard anything on our end about Prince performing at the Award show, let alone doing a tribute to Michael Jackson.  The award show is not taped until October but is taped in Monaco where Prince is slated to perform next week.

Is the World Music Awards that big? Surprised the MTV Awards, American Music Awards or Grammys have not been trying to get Prince to perform a tribute on their shows.  MTV will most likely tap Chris Brown to do it.

We will let you know if we hear anything about this Purple Rumor.-Dr.FB



  • MARY
    Posted at 05:06h, 27 February


  • MARY
    Posted at 05:06h, 27 February


  • AutumnBoots
    Posted at 23:23h, 22 August

    In a way I would be very shocked if PRN did this. It’s annoying how everyone compares them. “I could retire with a photo of PRN and MJ together”. Remember that line anyone? If PRN did a MJ tribute it would be his choice of course. However, as a Prince fan, I would feel disappointed if he did. For me, Prince is too much of a conductor to jump on the great big MJ train.

  • LOKK
    Posted at 18:53h, 21 August


  • Gism
    Posted at 04:03h, 15 August

    If it weren’t for the type of competition they both were engaged in back in the day, we wouldn’t have had the incredible tours such as Bad and Lovesexy.

    They both mustered up some serious accomplishments, each helping each other in some odd but beneficial way. To pit them against each other is a disservice to what Prince and Michael achieved.

    I had to stand up for Michael all the time at and still do at other sites…

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  • Selena
    Posted at 22:53h, 08 August

    I didn’t think that P-Man would do a MJ tribute concert but I am sure that he has some level of respect for MJ’s work. I would love to see him do a concert before I die. I LUV the little purple one!!!!!

  • mr.goodnight3121
    Posted at 22:19h, 07 August

    @ therealdeal Says:
    August 7th, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    hmmm—Id like 2 see this happen but I doubt this would ever happen–As 4 Michael Jackson…jealous of Prince? I dont think so. I think the media and these CEO’s of record companies fuel these rumors 2 pent innocent by standers against each other while making MILLIONS of the artist—Michael Jackosn & Prince are incomparable–

    Then how do U explain him trying to break Prince 21 nights in London record then? That is competitive in the same category as jealousy to me.

  • Sbacon1999
    Posted at 17:43h, 07 August

    Glad this is not happening, it would just be too bizarre. Prince can play tribute to Michael in so many other ways that are more meaningful and classy. Cover him at his shows for example, which he’s done for MJ and Janet songs, esp. on the 2006 Tamar dates.

  • kenni
    Posted at 16:46h, 07 August

    If I recall the last time Prince did a tribute performance was George Harrison( The Guitar Gently Weeps) and there was a lot of mess behind that….the Tom Petty group didn’t want Prince but George Harrison’s son said he wanted Prince. I don’t Prince has entered into any talks to do a Michael Jackson tribute…I personally hope he doesn’t. I think Prince deals with death in ways we will never be privy to.

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  • Robert N
    Posted at 16:16h, 07 August

    he could’nt find the Thriller jacket in a female section of Nieman Marcus, and refused to get his blouse all rinkled under it, as he needs it perfectly pressed in case of basketball challange… (Charlie Murphy where r u?)Plus who can do a moonwalk on a 8inch platform heels???
    Now who wants some GRAPES

  • therealdeal
    Posted at 15:25h, 07 August

    hmmm—Id like 2 see this happen but I doubt this would ever happen–As 4 Michael Jackson…jealous of Prince? I dont think so. I think the media and these CEO’s of record companies fuel these rumors 2 pent innocent by standers against each other while making MILLIONS of the artist—Michael Jackosn & Prince are incomparable–

  • E.M.
    Posted at 13:15h, 07 August

    … had a feeling it was trumped up.

  • Kris
    Posted at 10:43h, 07 August

    Prince is getting some airplay on French radio NRJ with Dance 4 Me, this is the first time I hear a new Prince song on French radio since… Musicology at least!

    So Prince fans, vote for the Purple One on NRJ web site:

  • mr.goodnight3121
    Posted at 09:36h, 07 August

    Prince has already been doing a few MJ songs in the pass few years anyway. I can actually see this happening

    I think MJ was very Jealous of Prince anyway. I was surprised but not shocked. Because I had already figured it out anyway. When MJ’s manager Frank confirmed on Larry King. That MJ was trying to break Prince record of performing 21 nights in London and set a World record himself. Sadly it didn’t happen.

  • LexAve456
    Posted at 09:34h, 07 August

    I would LOVE to see Prince do a tribute to Michael Jackson. It would be very different for him and it would be something to hear a Prince interpretation to MJ songs like Billie Jean, Rock With You, The Way You Make Me Feel or Remember The Time. I really hope Prince does this.

  • fam
    Posted at 09:28h, 07 August

    i don’t know if he’d actually do that. it would be a nice surprise.

  • electricpurgatory
    Posted at 09:11h, 07 August

    I hope Prince would consider this. He is the ONLY one imo that could do a proper tribute. Most artists want to pay tribute to MJ just to extend their 15 min of fame.(BET Awards) Prince would come straight from the heart and we would see that in his performance.

  • Controversy12
    Posted at 07:52h, 07 August

    I would love for Prince to be a part of any Michael Jackson tribute — I’d like to think that as artist both MJ & Prince had mutual respect for each other and this would be great for the fans.

  • violetsareblue
    Posted at 07:00h, 07 August

    Only time will tell, but it makes seem very slightly more credible?

  • MaytePfams
    Posted at 06:38h, 07 August

    Billie Jean the Funky way?!

    Nah,….I doubt that Prince will participate in a Jackson Tribute like that.

  • Dreamer
    Posted at 06:12h, 07 August

    Now that is a performance I would looooove to see…Imagine Rhonda killing the bass line on Billie Jean…lol

  • funkteer
    Posted at 06:06h, 07 August

    There is obviously a great demand for this. Will Prince do it? I would love to see it.

  • PelicanKiss
    Posted at 05:42h, 07 August

    Very interesting news. It would be a cool performance to see if he agrees to it. Thanks Doc 🙂

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