Beyonce has posted a heartfelt tribute to Michael Jackson on her website, revealing his live performance of Who's Loving You has always inspired her to strive for greatness.
The R&B superstar planned the message to coincide with the third anniversary of the King of Pop's death on Monday (25Jun12), stating that Jackson had made her the artist she is.
Beyonce 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... For whatever reason he could evoke more emotion than an adult. It was so raw and so pure... 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."