Jermaine Jackson Performs in Honor of Michael Jackson

Jermaine and Michael back in the day

by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World

The second anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death was given special recognition last Friday by a performance from his brother, Jermaine Jackson. According to reports from the Associated Press, he was “dressed in a Michael Jackson-inspired outfit, complete with a red military-style jacket, V-neck white shirt, fitted black slacks, and a black cummerbund with an emblazoned number ‘5.’”

Jermaine sang a medley of hits that highlighted Michael’s career. Some of these songs included:  “Scream,” ”Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’,” and “Can You Feel It.” The Associated Press also reports that just prior to performing, Jermaine said to the crowd, “This is a special moment in the show because it’s a tribute to my brother.” The performance took place at the 12th Indian International Film Awards festivities in Toronto.

Ayvaunn Penn is a spoken word artist and an award winning writer completing her degree in English and philosophy. For more of her witty-word works click here. To have your original poetry featured by Ms. Penn on Your Black Poets, click here.


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