During the gala, the emission of „Earth Song” in 3D, linked to the implementation of live songs by artists to donate a tribute to Michael his older children spoke, Prince and Paris.
They were accompanied by three sons of Tito – Thai, Taryll and TJ – and Lionel Richie.
Lionel Richie: Michael Jackson was gone too soon, but he left with us a lifetime of music. And now it’s my honour to present Michael Jackson’s Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award. Joined by their cousins, please welcome, Prince and Paris Jackson, everybody.
Prince: We are proud to be here to accept this award on behalf of our father, Michael Jackson. First of all, we’d like to thank God, gor watching over us for these past seven months, and our grandma and grandpa, for their love and support. We’d also like to thank the fans, our father loved you so much, because you’re always there for him. Our father was always concerned about the planet and humanity. Throughout his hard work and dedication, he’s helped many charities and donated to all of them. Throught his songs, his message was simple – love. We will continue to spread his message and help the world. Thank you. We love you, daddy.
Paris: Daddy was supposed to be here, daddy was gonna perform this year. He could’t perform last year. Thank you. We love you daddy.