Michael Jackson was honored at a tribute event in Hollywood this afternoon. The late singer’s children Paris, Prince and Blanket attended the celebration of his life and career, where they lay their hands in cement outside of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles.
“My dad won the lifetime achievement award. It was an award he strived and worked the hardest to get but for me, and I think for him as well, this right here is his lifetime achievement award. This is what he strived to get and this is what we are giving him now today,” said Prince Michael, 14, Jackson’s eldest son.
Justin Bieber was introduced to the stage by Paris Jackson, who said: “My father would have been proud to mentor this person – Justin Bieber – and I am a big fan of his.”
Jackson’s daughter Paris, 13, imprinted her father’s iconic silver sequined glove and scrawled his name into the cement, adding a heart in between Michael and Jackson. Prince Michael and his brother Blanket, 9, put their father’s shoe into the cement, and all three left their own handprints next to dad’s.
Watch Paris Jackson introduce Justin Bieber to the crowd.