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Michael Jackson Cost The WMAs A Lot

The World Music Awards were last night in London and Lindsay Lohan hosted the event. I guess that's why she skipped out on the Bobby screening the other night. Anyway, the big news of the night was Michael Jackson, who, as usual, was dressed all in black. MJ picked up the Diamond Award which is given only to artists who have sold over 100 million albums. It was a big deal to have MJ appear at the event but apparently he did not come cheap. The Scoop reports:

Michael Jackson performed at the World Music Awards, and is said to have had one of the most expensive concert riders ever. Jacko's set of demands cost WMA more than $470,000, according to the London Mirror, and included a private jet and 20 first-class and business-class plane tickets for his entourage — as well as an entire five-star hotel for almost $100,000 a night.

Jackson had 30 children in tow, and reportedly had a wall knocked down between two hotel suites for a playroom for the kiddies. “Yes, it’s eccentric but he wants to create a homey environment for them,” a source told the paper.

Despite his pricey demands, Jackson’s food requests were apparently less expensive than most of the other stars performing that night: he allegedly asked for KFC.

Beyonce, Nelly Furtado, and Rihanna also performed while Paris Hilton, Elle Macpherson and Natalie Imbruglia were presenters. Lots more images of the performances from last night along with a list of the winners so

This years winners

World's Best Pop Artist: Madonna
World's Best Pop/Rock Artist: Nelly Furtado
World's Best Rock Group: Nickelback
World's Best R&B Artist: Beyonce
World's Best Rap/Hip-Hop Artist: Kanye West
World's Best Latin Artist: Shakira
World's Best DJ: Bob Sinclair
World's Best New Artist: James Blunt


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My-Opinion My-Opinion 9 years
da billy jean is, not my luvu dah!
mar mar 9 years
I love the way Rhianna looks here. MJ got almost a half mill for that?
annie-marie annie-marie 9 years
By all accounts, MJ was a complete trainwreck..originally, the buzz around here in London was that he was due to come and perform and recreate the 'Thriller' video..what we actually got was Chris Brown recreating Thriller, MJ singing 4 lines of 'We are the World', then getting booed off stage when his voice cracked!!
Toronado Toronado 9 years
Uuuh, where the hell did all the kids come from? And why? One of these days that freak's face is just going to implode.
siouxsie siouxsie 9 years
THIS is why i don't watch those shows. I can't even believe they let the freak out of his cage, let alone on stage touching over 30 kids???!! Dude can't sing anymore because he can't breathe properly because he has a freakin hole in his nose from all that goddamn plastic surgery! We really just need to put him in a zoo..and we can throw peanuts at him...or something. :MOB:
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 9 years
BS I was literally going to write the same thing... why is LL hosting all the time??? go back to your opium den whore
sashak sashak 9 years
uummm...LL hosting and award show? & scary MJ w/ a ton of kids? wierd...
nyaradzom2001 nyaradzom2001 9 years
the world music awards are a caricature of music awards kind of like and they are so irrelevant
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 9 years
I love Rhianna's dress. LOVE LOVE LOVE
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 9 years
Nelly Furtade is considered Pop/Rock? :?
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 9 years
WTF??? Why did his entourage include THIRTY KIDS???? Ugh this infuriates me
jennifer76 jennifer76 9 years
LOL Ima. I was shopping for birthday cards yesterday and one said "Hope your birthday is crazy!" and on the inside "Well, not dangling small blanketed children off a balcony crazy..." :rotfl:
Imabeliever Imabeliever 9 years
I just hope once he dies his two kinda sorta children write a Mommie Dearest tell all.. just to kill out those screaming fainting 20 years late obsessed fans.
Pokemyhontas Pokemyhontas 9 years
You've GOT to be kidding me. :oy: MJ is really worth all that trouble, still? I don't think so.
nyaradzom2001 nyaradzom2001 9 years
Who let Wacko Jacko Paedophile Extraordinaire near all these kids?What were they thinkingand yet wagain they had unlimited to his room or is that he had unlimited access to them. That was just stupid stupid stupid.
teddybear teddybear 9 years
I thought Michael went to get more surgery and collapsed into his own body and died.
JustMe21 JustMe21 9 years
MJ is nuts...
melissabritt melissabritt 9 years
MBM Whaaat? I can't even comment. Someone please note the date/time.
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 9 years
30 kids in tow?!?! Where did he find these children and who let him take them along?
1Knight 1Knight 9 years
Wrong topic post....that was for LL
1Knight 1Knight 9 years
she looks like she is 12 in these pix...nasty! Her body looks so frail.
Jinx Jinx 9 years
Any parent that allows their child around Michael jackson should have to sign a waver of stupidity, so they can't try and take him to court later. ~Procrastinate Now! Don't Put It Off~ (Ellen)
Padraigin Padraigin 9 years
I don't understand why Lindsay Lohan was asked to host. She refused to promote her own music in Europe.
LookatItThisway LookatItThisway 9 years
Uuuummm...should this dude be around so many children??? Well I guess the Pedophile Protection Act only works here in Cali. huh?
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