Michael Jackson Hologram: What Would the King of Pop Think?!

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The Michael Jackson hologram that "performed" at the Billboard Music Awards was the talk of the event, but would the King of Pop himself approve?

At least one member of his family overwhelmingly believes he would.

"I'd been hearing about the hologram, and people were talking about it, but to see it with my own eyes was incredible, amazing," Michael's brother Jackie said.

"When he got up and started walking around  ... oh, my God, then when he started dancing? Unbelievable," the 63-year-old Jackson continued.

"It took me back. If Michael were here he would say thumbs up!"

As promised, MJ was brought back in lifelike form, singing and Moonwalking to recently released "Slave to the Rhythm" from the singer's posthumous album.

Created by visual effects studio Digital Domain, the Michael Jackson hologram reportedly took four months to create and cost up to $400,000 to perfect.

The performance of the song from Xscape, follows the release of Jackson and Justin Timberlake's "Love Never Felt So Good" music video last week.

Some members of Jackson's family have objected to the posthumous material, but no one seems to be complaining after last night's awesome display.

The practice of bringing deceased or otherwise unavailable artists to the stage via hologram began with the Tupac hologram performance at Coachella in 2012.

Take a look at that equally memorable effort below ...

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Michael Jackson Biography

Michael Jackson mug shot Michael Jackson was the King of Pop, with the best-selling album of all-time and more than a dozen massive hits. After years of physical... More »
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Gary, Indiana
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Michael Joseph Jackson
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