September 7, 2017
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In an interview with The Cipher last week, Bobby Brown reveals that he actually taught Michael Jackson how to moonwalk. Really now?
“I had a few moves that was just super. Plus, I was the first one in Orchard Park to do the moonwalk. So the moonwalk was one of my signature moves. Nobody…I had brought it up from down South. It was something that just killed the game once I brought it up the East Coast. Actually, I was the one that taught Michael [Jackson] how to do it.”
For nostalgia’s sake, take a look back at that iconic moment in 1983. Start at the 4:13 mark or just watch the entire thing, because it’s still so damn good.
Brown continues, “It was [during] New Edition, and we were invited over to Michael Jackson’s house. We was all just dancin’ in this big room with mirrors, and he saw me do it. We was poppin’; he was watchin’ us pop. He saw me do the moonwalk. And he [asked], ‘What is that?’ And I did it again. He just watched it, and he just started doin’ it.”
When asked what he thought of seeing the move that he created on live television, he said, “I thought it was great. That was greatness at its finest. He made it look better than I did [Laughs]. He took it and perfected it.”
Speaking of The King of Pop, earlier this year we asked a ton of celebrities which artist dead or alive, would they want to open up for. It’s no secret who they all chose.
TELL US: Bobby or Michael? Who do you believe?