Michael Jackson ’s eldest two children were invited at Grammy Awards to accept a lifetime achievement award on behalf of their late father.
The two, Prince Michael, 12, and Paris, 11-year-old, received standing ovations as they paid an emotional tribute to him.
“We are proud to be here to accept this award on behalf of our father, Michael Jackson,” said Prince.
“First of all, we’d like to thank God for watching over us for these past seven months, and our grandma and grandpa for their love and support. We would also like the fans. Our father loved you so much because you were always there for him.
“Our father was always concerned about the planet and humanity. Through all his hard work and dedication, he has helped many charities and donated to all of them. Through all his songs, his message was simple — love.”
Celine Dion, Usher, Jennifer Hudson and Smokey Robinson also paid a tribute to the star singing The Earth Song.