Madonna Pays Tribute to Michael Jackson

Jul. 5 2009, Updated 2:34 p.m. ET

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Saturday night in London, on the very stage where Michael Jackson was set to re-launch his career, the King of Pop was given a fitting tribute by one of his biggest fans, Madonna.  

It was the first night of Madonna's Sweet & Sticky tour's run in Europe. A few minutes in, the stage went dark and the distinctive sounds of Billy Jean filled The O2 arena.  With a Jackson impersonator showing off some of Michael's signature dance moves, Madonna grooved in the background.

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Calling Michael one of "the greatest artists the world has ever known," Madonna closed the tribute with a shout out - "Long live the king!"

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