Beyonce Wrote Michael Jackson a Touching Tribute Letter

Bey calls the way the King of Pop performed "swag"
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In honor of the third anniversary of Michael Jackson's passing, Beyonce penned a touching letter to the late superstar—check it out above or transcribed below. The whole letter is worth a read, but best parts are in bold below:

"When I was just starting out, my first producer used to make me listen to Michael Jackson's live version 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 become the artist that I am—thank you Michael."

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