I spend a lot of time with my songs. I want to make them perfect... really good. Each time I write a song, I think to myself that this has to be a Top Ten record. I have more trouble with the lyrics than the music.
10 February 2010 01:13
Michael Jackson's eldest children, Prince Michael and Paris, accepted a Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of their father at the Grammy Awards on Sunday.
Prince Michael, 12, and Paris, 11, were joined by their cousins on stage. The siblings were dressed in matching black suits with Jackson's signature red arm band.
Prince Michael held the award in his hands and took the microphone.
The visibly nervous Prince announced, "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 for watching over us for these past seven months." He continued, "Our father was always concerned about the planet and humanity. His message was simple: Love. We will continue to spread his message and help the world. Thank you. We love you, Daddy."
Paris added, "Daddy was supposed to be here. Daddy was going to perform this year, but he couldn't perform last year. Thank you. We love you, Daddy."
Celine Dion, Usher, Smokey Robinson and former "American Idol" contestants Carrie Underwood and Jennifer Hudson performed Jackson's "Earth Song" in 3-D.
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