Video Music Awards opened by Madonna

Queen of Pop opened the MTV Video Music Awards 2009 in New York and She personally started with a tribute to MJ. She described her early friendship with MJ. While speaking, she said: "When i heard about MJ death, i was in London, MJ was supposed to perform in the same program as me a week. While he was trying to build a family we were all busy, most of us had turned our backs on him."

She also said : "There will never be anyone like him again, He was a King".