Justin Bieber attended the ceremony in which the late Michael Jackson was immortalized at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre’s famous hand and footprint courtyard. There he talked of the King of Pop’s legacy, but he is building up his own impressive legacy.
Justin told Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush, who hosted the Michael Jackson event, how he wished he could have met Michael Jackson. It may be difficult to believe but go back the few short years since Michael Jackson was alive and Justin Bieber was basically a nobody. He released his first single the week Jackson died. But Justin said he was one person he really wanted to meet.
The Canadian teen pop sensation says Michael Jackson’s legacy inspires him every time he is on stage.
“Every time that I go out on stage, every time I go out and perform, I’m always trying to be the best and that’s what he always did… And there’s never gonna be another Michael Jackson as long as anyone lives. I think that he’s just incredible…”
But Justin recently made a remarkable contribution of his own, helping to increase organ donors in his native Canada by simply reTweeting a message from a young woman who needs a lung transplant.
On Thursday, Justin revealed he had a connection to the Twitter user Helene Campbell. His grandmother knows her and asked Justin to reTweet the message, which he was happy to do.
“And yeah, donors went up like crazy,” Justin modestly admitted.
He said he has not yet met with Helene, but he was planning to speak with her soon. It seems when you are a pop superstar your Tweets are powerful, but you can’t just meet up with somebody without your management team and security making arrangements!