Beyoncé Pens Tribute to Michael Jackson

After relaunching her website, it seems like Beyoncé is starting to show a more personal side. She continues to upload handwritten letters, private family photos and even updates on projects she’s working on.  In her latest letter, she pens to her idol Michael Jackson.

Recently, Beyoncé wrote a letter praising First Lady Michelle Obama. She referred to Mrs. Obama as “a force” and “an empowered inspiration.” Then she wrote a touching note for her mother on Mother’s Day… but none for her father?

But back to Michael Jackson– Three years after his death, Bey opens up about his influence, growing up listening to the King of Pop and how she feeds off his positive legacy. The message was posted on Monday that included a link to a YouTube video of the Jackson 5′s live performance of “Who’s Loving You.”

Check out her letter below and let us know what you think!

When I was just starting out, my first producer used to make me listen to Michael Jackson’s live performance of “Who’s Loving You.” He would have me watch that for hours back to back to back.

What he wanted me to learn was his soul. You could hear his soul. And he was this little kid who hadn’t experienced love but he was a vessel. For whatever reason he could evoke more emotion than an adult. It was so raw and so pure. It was these little things that he did that were just swag. It’s something that’s God given.

Michael taught me that sometimes you have to forget technique, forget what you have on. If you feel silly, you have to go from the gut just let it go.

Michael Jackson changed me, and helped me to become the artist i am — thank you Michael.

Love always,

Also, check out this throwback video of Beyoncé performing MJ’s “I Wanna Be Where You Are” shortly after his death-