Singer/actor Jamie Foxx has been tapped to host the upcoming Michael Jackson tribute concert at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff next month. Foxx, who says he is “truly honored” to be involved in the event, will also perform several hits during the gig.
“Michael was larger than life and I have admired him, honored him, joked about him but always loved and respected him… I hope I honor his legacy in a way that would make him laugh and cry,” Fox says in a statement.
Fox joins other big name performers on the bill, which includes Ne-Yo, Smokey Robinson, Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green and Craig David with Beyonce performing via a live satellite.
In related news, the controversial concert, which has been hit with a bunch of setbacks, is reportedly facing more problems due to slow ticket sales.
Facebook group “Fans Against Forever Michael Tribute” has claimed that ticketholders have been sent an email detailing a drop in prices, with some tickets apparently slashed by up to 50 per cent.
Even though the concert is being supported by the late King of Pop’s mother Katherine and siblings La Toya, Tito, Marlon and Jackie, brothers Jermaine and Randy dubbed the tribute inappropriate and ill-timed. This is mainly because their brother’s murder trial will be taking place during the same time. Sister Janet will also not attend the tribute concert due to the trial.