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September 30, 2009

Michael Jackson Boots Sold At Auction Hosted By Janet

Posted: 04:45 AM ET

by Kyle Anderson in Music via MTV.com

Michael Jackson receives the Legend Award during the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards....The first highlight of the event — which cost anywhere from $2,200 to $11,500 just to get in the door — was the sale of a pair of Swarovski crystal-studded boots that were owned by the late Michael Jackson. Janet's brother had planned on wearing the footwear on stage at London's O2 Arena during his planned residency there, and they fetched a total of $14,650.

The second highlight came later in the evening, when Kanye West (with girlfriend/model Amber Rose by his side) got into a bidding war with Diesel designer Renzo Rosso over a custom-made leather jacket produced by the DSquared2 label. Rosso ultimately prevailed with a winning bid of $52,740. (Luckily, Rosso didn't have to take the stage to formally accept the jacket.)

Janet Jackson has been in Milan for a week working at a number of events for amfAR. But she hasn't forgotten about her day job, as her new single "Make Me" is now for sale via download. Meanwhile, sales are already through the roof for "Michael Jackson's This Is It," the film culled from the hours of footage recorded during rehearsals for Michael's O2 residency. That film comes out on October 28 for two weeks only — and tickets are clearly going fast.

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Susan62509   September 30th, 2009 5:02 am ET

As long as the auction was sponsored by Janet Jackson and she donated all the monies to AIDS (charity), then I'm support it 100%.


Susan62509   September 30th, 2009 5:05 am ET

If only I could type.....correction..... then I'll support it 100%.


Samantha - South Africa   September 30th, 2009 5:33 am ET

Its great to see that Janet is continuing her brother's efforts to help those in need!


Victoria J   September 30th, 2009 7:56 am ET

I am not nearly as interested in what they are auctioning off for charity as I am about the media making sure the story says something to the effect that Michael's commitment to charity continues. Give him the credit, not Janet for being there. Interesting that we can now download her CD in conjunction with an event that her brother's shoes b/c of his tremendous icon status fetched over $ 14,000 for CHARITY. I don't have anything against her, but please can't you focus on the man instead of his sister's CD and celeb status? I would appreciate that and I think so would a host of others.


denise   September 30th, 2009 8:31 am ET

Anything for charity is a good cause. Bravo!!


Brigida, Italy   September 30th, 2009 8:37 am ET

Sorry Victoria J...
Janet is the only sibling of the whole family with an own career and money and she was the closest to Michael next of her mother. So, please don't say nothing against her. She also has to earn money and I guess she is helping her family with this like Michael and her always did. What's bad about this? It is not like "someone else" exploiting.
It's also a good thing that family members continue the work Michael started and therefore they need money. So, let's them publish CDs and other stuff to do so.


Judie   September 30th, 2009 8:51 am ET

I would love to see Janet on Larry's show, she is in alot of pain and you can tell by the look on her face.

She is hurting over the loss of her brother.

Keep up the faith Janet we love you too.


Victoria J   September 30th, 2009 9:15 am ET

The article I was commenting on is not Janet's fault...I certainly am very happy that she is a working woman, but a lot of her own promotional work is coinciding along side events that are celebrating her brother. This is probably coincidence, but I would rather see her avoid that at all expense of anything "appearing" that she may be taking advantage of his celebrity. My point really was to the article. Most likely, Janet had kind and poignant words to share if she was the one that hosted and perhaps introduced the shoes when they came up for auction. Could we hear about that, maybe? I would like to hear her because she does seem to be grounded and Michael spoke very kindly of her. It's the media, not Janet (but her publicist handles these things, too). I apologize for any slight that you may think I was aiming at her. I assure you that was not my intention.


Cocovelvet   September 30th, 2009 9:20 am ET

Hooowwww !!!!, that is a shoe!!! I saw the pair yesterday on a news programme here with Janet making a statement on the auction. If I had the $$$$$$$, I would buy that pair of boots......so sexy and exclusive they looked. Surely MJ had taste and a good eye for fashion !!!! :)


Amy   September 30th, 2009 10:10 am ET

Well said, Victoria J.

The media really doesn't want to draw attention to Michael's humanitarian work. It's really sad.


VICKI   September 30th, 2009 11:12 am ET

Cocovelvet...what did Janet say?


Cocovelvet   September 30th, 2009 12:00 pm ET

Vicki,

Jane Jackson was actually co-chairing the annual American foundation for AIDS Research (amfAD ) event which was held during the Milan Fashion Week in Italy and she made a statement actually on behalf of the charity which raised funds during that event for the foundation. I think they cut most of what she said, but she appealed to the audience to continue with their support to fight HIV and AIDS.


lola   September 30th, 2009 12:45 pm ET

I do think Janet's heart is in the right place but I do agree with Victoria. Her CD should be kept separate from charity work, especially in connection with MJ's legacy. One should have nothing to do with the other.


sarah   September 30th, 2009 1:26 pm ET

Michael look good in that pic.....


lola   September 30th, 2009 2:20 pm ET

Check out the tribute to Michael on you tube> Stephane Lambiel "Billie Jean" (ice skater). Beautiful!


sarah   September 30th, 2009 2:38 pm ET

i saw that lola... thxs its was awesome.....


chris   September 30th, 2009 5:07 pm ET

Thanks lola,
Can't wait to check it out!
I think there are also skating performances to Michael's music on youtube by Plushenko and by Bourne & Kraatz.


Lea   September 30th, 2009 6:34 pm ET

Janet is continuing what Michael started, charitable givings. Janet is honoring Michael in her words and actions. She is doing her best to continue on without her brother. Way to go Janet. I don't think she will go on Larry King, not really her style.


LENNY   September 30th, 2009 8:15 pm ET

IF AND WHEN JANET IS READY I WOULD BE MOST INTERESTED TO SEE WHAT SHE WOULD HAVE TO SAY ABOUT MICHAEL LONG LAST THE LEGACY OF THE KING OF POP.


GERRY S. FROM USA   September 30th, 2009 8:26 pm ET

I TOO THINK IT'S ALL GOOD IF IT'S TRULY FOR CHARITY. I JUST WORRY THAT IF THE AUCTIONING KEEPS UP THERE MAY NOT BE ENOUGH ITEMS TO PLACE IN A MUSEUM HONORING MICHAEL. HE WAS AND ALWAYS WILL TRULY BE POPS KING. SO IN THAT CASE HE DESERVES A GRACELAND TYPE PLACE HONORING HIM JUST AS ELVIS HAS. HE WAS NOT ONLY THE BEST ENTERTAINER I'VE EVER SEEN (EVEN MY 80 YEAR OLD DAD SAYS 'I'VE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THAT.) BUT HE WAS TRULY A VERY GOOD MAN~ GOD~FEARING LOVING AND CARING. IN FACT THOSE THINGS ENDEARED MICHAEL TO ME EVEN MORE.


Jessie from Auckland, NZ   September 30th, 2009 10:31 pm ET

There is a passage in the Bible on giving – sorry can't remember the exact verse – to the effect that when you help someone, you should do it discretely.

So I think, being a spiritual person that Michael probably was, that he wouldn't have wanted this.


Victoria J   October 1st, 2009 12:24 am ET

@Jessie

Matthew 6:3-4 "But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving my be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you."

I believe Michael finally got his reward in heaven. Thanks Jessie for reminding me of this as earlier today I was upset that Michael was not getting the credit, but you are right, Michael did not always get the recognition and it seems he did not go seeking it either for all his humanitarian efforts. He was humble in this way.


Jessie from Auckland, NZ   October 1st, 2009 12:48 am ET

Victoria J – Thank you for your nice reply.


DANNY FROM USA   October 1st, 2009 3:23 am ET

HI EVERYONE I JUST CAME FROM THE 'SILENCED TRUTH ABOUT MICHAEL JACKSON WEBSITE AND LEARNT AS I WAS READING THAT MICHAEL WAS NOMINATED FOR THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE NOT ONCE BUT TWICE. THEY ARE ALSO TRYING TO GET PEOPLE TO SIGN A PETITION THAT STATES WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE HIM RECEIVE THIS AWARD EVEN THOUGH HE'S NOT WITH US ANYMORE. GO TO THIS SITE AND SIGN THE PETITION. MAY THIS MAN BE REMEMBERED AS THE GOOD MAN HE WAS ALWAYS.


marin-indonesia   October 1st, 2009 3:40 am ET

@ sarah. yes, he look very handsome in that picture, he was attending mtv japan music awards 2006 . oh, and also, he look very sexy.


Patty Anderson   October 1st, 2009 9:42 am ET

.I support Janet 100%.


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