Watch MJ’s Epic 2001 Dance-Off

Relive Michael Jackson's star-studded concert special celebrating the 30 year anniversary of his solo career, featuring a dance-off with Chris Tucker and Usher!

Michael Jackson, better known as “The King of Pop,” celebrated the 30 year anniversary of his solo career in 2001 with a star-studded concert special. MJ was joined on stage by famous names from the early 2000s and beyond. However, one of the more noteworthy (and iconic) moments of the two-night special was when comedian Chris Tucker and R&B Prince, Usher, joined MJ on stage during his performance of ‘You Rock My World.’

The King of Pop performed a two hour concert special at Madison Square Garden on September 7 and 10, 2001. The recorded show was later aired on CBS. The concert special was in celebration of Michael’s 30th year as a solo performer. The special was a combination of both nights’ performances and was watched by 30 million viewers when it was broadcasted.

Both nights featured A-list guests, who introduced or performed alongside Michael. These star-studded guests included Marc Anthony, Whitney Houston, Britney Spears and Missy Elliot. But MJ’s second night gave the world an unforgettable closing performance.

Comedian Chris Tucker and R&B artist Usher came out to dance with Michael during his closing song, ‘You Rock My World.’

Usher came out moonwalking and kept up dancing with MJ from there. And Chris, well, he tries his best to give a solid impression of some signature Michael moves. MJ’s reaction to the comedian’s attempts are priceless.

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