10 Things You Didn't Know About James Brown

Michael Jackson Was His #1 Fan

Bob Marley, Prince and Fela were all huge admirers of the Godfather of Soul. But when Brown got his BET Lifetime achievement Award in 2003, Michael Jackson was the surprise presenter. “Nobody has influenced me more than this man right here,” Jackson said through tears with Brown by his side. “Since I was a child at six-years-old, he was the one I looked up to more than any other entertainer.”

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