In 2003, BET honored James Brown with a Lifetime Achievement Award at their annual BET Awards ceremony. The Godfather of Soul tore down the stage with classics like “This Is a Man’s World” and “Sex Machine,” but the icing on the cake was when Michael Jackson made a surprise appearance and graced Brown with his famous cape at the end of his performance.
Every Black family on the block jumped and hollered as MJ hit a few of JB’s smooth moves then proceeded to get emotional as he presented the soul legend with his Lifetime Achievement Award, referring to Mr. Please, Please, Please as his idol.
Here’s a clip just in case you forgot (but how could you?).