Miami - Beyoncé, who is one of the highest selling entertainers globally, recently took the time to show gratitude to one of her idols.
Mrs Carter spared a moment while in Florida with hubby Jay Z for their On The Run Tour which kicked of this week in Miami to remember the late Michael Jackson.
On the 5th anniversary of MJ's death Bey wrote an open letter about the man who inspired her career.
In the open latter which she shared on her website, Knowles wrote:
"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.