The “King of Pop” is gone, but not forgotten. During recent interviews, actor Wesley Snipes sang the praises of the late artist, and shared how him and his family keep [lastfm]Michael Jackson[/lastfm]‘s presence alive.
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Snipes, who worked with the legendary singer on the video for “Bad,” recently called Jackson an “angel” during an interview with Britain’s GQ Magazine. He said:
“It’s a great loss for us and I just hope and pray that the creator, whatever you believe in, still holds us in favour to send us another angel like that. Because if not, we may have lost more than just a man.
“It must be something very special to send a man like that down. He influenced so many different people, so many different industries, politics, science, music, art , and then to be taken away? Maybe we didn’t take good care of him.”
The 47-year-old actor also admitted to FHM Magazine that he encourages his five children to listen to the “King of Pop” everyday, saying:
“I started as a dancer and a singer and the two most influential people in my life were Michael Jackson and James Brown. Every day we listened to Michael Jackson and James Brown in my house. So now, with my kids, every day we hear a little bit of James Brown, a little bit of Michael Jackson.”
With words like those, there’s no doubt Snipes and his family will be one of the first to scope out the Michael Jackson museum, scheduled for 2011. I can just see it now. “Alright, kids… it’s time for a vote: Would you rather go visit the castle of a giant talking mouse this summer, or the museum of a man who may or may not have touched little boys, but happened to make awesome music? Then it’s settled! Let’s celebrate with some Jesus Juice!”
What do you ladies and gentlemen think — was Michael Jackson an “angel?”
Take a trip down memory lane with Wesley Snipes and Michael Jackson with the music video for bad below.