August 31, 2002


Michael Jackson duped at MTV Awards (THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, August 31, 2002)
Michael Jackson has received so many awards during his career, he apparently mistook a birthday gift from MTV as another accolade.

Britney Spears presented Jackson with a birthday cake at Thursday night's Video Music Awards. Before introducing him, the 20-year-old Spears gushed that she considered Jackson to be the "artist of the millennium."

When Jackson came out, he was presented with a cake and a statuette in the shape of a treble clef. He then said he never dreamed he'd be getting an "Artist of the Millennium" award, and went on to thank several people, including his mother.

"When I was a little boy in Indiana, if someone had told me as a musician I would be getting the artist of the millennium award, I wouldn't have believed it," Jackson said.

Thriller ain't exactly the Brandenburg Concertos, Mr. Bubbles. Posted by Orrin Judd at August 31, 2002 3:55 PM
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