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The Billboard Music Awards featured a performance by a Michael Jackson hologram Sunday, leaving fans stunned at how realistically the King of Pop’s legacy lives.

Jackson, or the holographic incarnate of Jackson, performed "Slave to the Rhythm," a song from his new posthumous album Xscape. Watch in awe below:

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Reminiscent of the Tupac hologram performance alongside Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre at Coachella in 2012, the King of Pop looked like he was right there.

One of the greatest entertainers ever digitally danced (moonwalk included) and sang onstage as if he never left us in 2009 after suffering cardiac arrest.

It was awesome, even if we were looking for it heading into the music extravaganza.

The surprise was spoiled late last week after a lawsuit surfaced claiming product infringement and briefly describing a Michael Jackson hologram performance.


The Billboard Music Awards had been teasing a Michael Jackson tribute when news of the lawsuit broke; the case wasn’t enough to nix the hologram, apparently.

If only they commissioned a Kendall Jenner hologram that could actually read.