Gaga Was Asked To Open For Jackson

LADY GAGA was due to perform with MICHAEL JACKSON as the opening act at his ill-fated THIS IS IT comeback shows.
The King of Pop died last summer (Jun09) after suffering a cardiac arrest just weeks before he was due to begin his 50-date residency at London's O2 Arena.
Gaga reveals she had agreed to be one of Jackson's warm-up acts, and was even hoping to perform onstage with him.
In a pre-recorded chat with U.S. talk show host Larry King, Gaga says, "You know, it's always very difficult because I don't necessarily like to talk about those very personal things that happened. But I guess I can speak about it now. I was actually asked to open for Michael on his tour. We were going to open for him at the O2 and we were working on making it happen. I believe there was some talk about lots of the openers doing duets with Michael on stage.
"But Michael's death was devastating for me regardless of whether or not I was supposed to go on tour with him. He's such an inspiration and a remarkable human being."
King's interview with Gaga airs in the U.S. on Tuesday (01Jun10).


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Tonya MJ, you have to find something to keep yourself busy while you morn & you know that it will get easier in time. Also remember that Michael would want you to be happy & live life to the fullest like he did after James Brown died. I don't think he would want you to be depressed over his death. We have to keep him in our hearts while we move on & continue his work.
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Lady Gaga, we are all so very devasted that our MICHAEL JACKSON is gone, You are not alone and we all feel a loss, take care of yourself Lady Gaga, remember Michael chose you to sing with him, though you never had the chance, he still chose you!!!!!!!!!! he knew you had much talent...........
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If I had tickets I would've skipped the opening act. That's not a slight on her, (even tho I really don't like her), but that's just me because I skip opening acts anyway. It's RARE that I watch 1. If he had chosen to do a song w/ her then that was his decision & I'd support him on that, but I pay big $$$ to see the headliner... not the opener.
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The show was MICHAEL,and did not matter who was to open it.But since he was taken away from us,there is just nothing we can do than to have this pain in our lives.I just miss him sooooooooo much,i still cry.Love you ANGEL and sleep well.
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Cult.
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Both Gaga and Jackson are involved with this too!Turns out Gaga's 'Bad Romance' and Michaels 'Billie Jean' are two of ten favourite tracks that Brits clean their house to!Including other pop favourites like Madonna and new girls like Cheryl cole Gaga and Jackson shrug off some stiff competition.Check it out on the vileda-music website!Go and vote your favourite to get them top!(tip: search 'vileda-music')
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I AGREE WITH LADY ROBYN, I WOULD HAVE SKIPED GAGA, FOR ALL I CARE, I'M THERE FOR THE BIG CATCH...I WOULD HAVE PAY ANYTHING TO SEE HIM ON STAGE..MICHAEL YOU ARE THE BEST!
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When I take a look at my tickets for 'This Is It', I feel it cuts like a knife in my heart. I just hug them...(tears) I Truly LOVE You Michael, my life ain't worth living if I can't see You. You are my Life and my Soul. All my L.O.V.E, Tonya MJ x
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