‘Brooklyn Loves Michael Jackson’ Again


In celebration of the late Michael Jackson’s birthday yesterday, Spike Lee organized the second annual Brooklyn Loves Michael Jackson concert celebration at Prospect Park in Brooklyn, NYC. Rappers Snoop Dogg and Warren G were among the performers at yesterday’s fete … here are a few photos from the 2nd annual event:

The good news is that Spike’s Lee’s MJ tribute, “Brooklyn Loves Michael Jackson” is going down again this Sunday. The even better news is that Spike called it the “2nd annual” event, meaning we can mostly likely expect the Kings County tribute to the King of Pop year after year. Last years event at Prospect Park’s Nethermead was a little bit of shangri-la: people danced the day away as DJ Spinna pulled together a block-rocking tribute that kept tens of thousands of New Yorkers moving and grooving. MJ impersonators were in abundance as a New Yorkers of every age and stripe came together in celebration of what would have been Michael’s 52nd birthday. It was a day you wouldn’t want to miss and it should be off the wall again this Sunday. “Tell your friends, tell everybody,” Spike said in a video announcement. “You don’t have to be from Brooklyn. You don’t even have to be from New York. People are going to be coming from all over the world.”

To be honest, I didn’t hear about very many birthday celebrations for the late King of Pop so I’m glad to know that Lee plans on making the Brooklyn Loves Michael Jackson celebration a yearly event. After the jump, check out some photos from yesterday’s concert and check out a short video invitation from Spike Lee himself …

This sounds like a very fun event for the Michael Jackson faithful … and now that you know that plans are in the works to make this party a yearly event you can mark your calendars for next year! Brooklyn Loves MJ, that is for sure!

[Photo credit: Bauer-Griffin; Source]

  • @di from NYC

    It would have been his 52nd Birthday, not 51st.

  • Jay

    I was there yesterday! It was a great time! There was free ben & jerry’s ice cream, free picture booths, and things for kids. We rocked out to MJ’s songs all day( and it was hot out there–only MJ could get people to risk a damn heat stroke lol). It was so great to be around so many different people that have all been touched by Michael’s music.

    My favorite part was when Spike handed out posters with different lines from “Wanna be starting something” like “You’re a vegetable”, “Yeah Yeah!”, and “Ma ma se, ma ma sa, ma ma cu sa” and whenever you heard your line you held your poster up…imagine a crowd of people just chanting and jumping collectively–it was incredible!

    You can tell Spike Lee really loves Michael. He even gave out a free mixtape with a lot of his hits blended with personal interviews of MJ. It was a nice time, there were mad cops but honestly they didn’t need them, EVERYBODY was getting along. I don’t think I saw one person acting up. I will be there next year.

  • @di from NYC

    @ Jay, that sounds amazing! I am heading down to BK next year for this event. I agree with Trey about the excitement about this being an Annual thing and you are right, Spike Lee really had love for MJ and he is not afraid to show it.

  • dana j

    many music channels did an all day tribute or radio stations played MJs music at the top of the hour, but don’t think anything huge went on besides this. but I would travel to Brooklyn and see this.

  • iloveMJ

    thank you spike lee for this annual event “brooklyn loves michael jackson” keep up the good work! :)
    love you MJ!

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