For almost three decades, Prince and Michael Jackson held a competitive grasp on the pop music charts. And considering the obvious similarities between the King of Pop and the Purple one — quirky behavior, elaborate costumes, and a similar fusion of genres — its no wonder the two held such an intense rivalry for one another since their peak back in the 1980s. However, Michael Jacksons recent and tragic passing has sparked an opportunity for his former foe to pay tribute to the King of Pop in the one arena which they both knew so well: the stage.
Sure, this isnt the first time Prince has shown a liking to Michael Jackson, but a musical tribute is still quite a shock coming from the Purple one. Word has it that Prince will take the stage for a tribute performance at the World Music Award Ceremony, where Janet Jackson will accept an award on her brothers behalf. The ceremony will take place this coming fall in Monaco; where Prince is conveniently already scheduled to perform at the Monaco Opera House sometime next week.