“Robin Thicke paid tribute to the late singer during a concert in New York City at the SoBe Summer Fridays party, where he sang Jackson’s song ‘Human Nature’ and also spoke at length about the influence that Jackson has had on the world.
“We all know this is not just an American icon, this is a world icon,” he said. ‘This is someone who affected change in the whole world, not just America. So Americans might now realize in some capacity how huge this is.’
Thicke, who said he’s been texting with his music industry friends over pop music’s great loss, added, ‘Some of our biggest American stars aren’t worldwide like Michael Jackson was. Everybody’s inspired and wondering how they’re going to pay tribute and what we are all going to do. I think it just shows you what he created, which was love and dance and joy.'”