So here’s something that was eliminated from last sunday’s BET Awards. its a video tribute put together by Frank Williams. He is from Oakland and a long time fixture in the Hip Hop scene. He was one of the first brothers to write for the LA Times– He’s been a long time writer for the Source and has been putting in work for BET. He put this video montage together for MJ but it never aired… You see this and all you can do is shake your head in disbelief.. Why would they not show this 3 minute clip..
According to Frank, the video wasn’t shown because Don Cornelius stayed on stage talking too long and some pieces got scraped. I say they should’ve went overtime. In fact this incredible tribute should’ve started off the show.
Here’s what Frank wrote as his intro..
I AM P. FRANK WILLIAMS, CO-PRODUCER OF THE BET AWARDS 09! (THIS IS NOT A JOKE!) THIS IS A BET AWARDS MICHAEL JACKSON TRIBUTE I PRODUCED THAT NEVER AIRED CALLED “GONE TOO SOON.”
THANKS TO THE HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE WHO RESPONDED TO MICHAEL JACKSON GONE TOO SOON VIDEO TRIBUTE! I AM COMPLETELY OVERWHELMED BY YOUR LOVE AND ADMIRATION. PLEASE KNOW I DID THAT PIECE TO HONOR A LEGEND. AND GOOD NEWS: YOU MAY SEE IT ON TV AFTER ALL NEXT WEEK! KEEP YOUR FINGERS IN YOUR WHITE GLOVE CROSSED. RIP MJ!
Here’s the missing piece.