Queen Latifah delivered a poem penned by Maya Angelou in tribute to Michael Jackson at the King of Pop's memorial in Los Angeles.
Paying her own tribute to the late pop star at the Staples Center on Tuesday (07Jul09), Latifah told the gathered 18,000 friends, family members, fans and celebrities, "Michael was the biggest star on earth."
She added, "He let me know that, as an African-American, you could travel the world."
The singer/actress then read out Angelou's touching tribute, We Had Him, in which the poet called Jackson "a bright and shining star".