Michael Jackson and Chris Tucker forged a deep and lasting friendship that extended beyond their individual pursuits in music and film. Their connection was rooted in a genuine appreciation for one another, forming a strong bond that surpassed professional boundaries. Tucker, celebrated for his comedic skills, frequently joined Jackson in various endeavors.
Their shared sense of humor brought endless amusement to both Michael Jackson and Chris Tucker, creating a strong bond that allowed them to truly enjoy each other’s company. They cherished the time spent together, finding joy in their conversations and shared experiences. Chris Tucker once shared his movie-watching experience with the pop icon.
Chris Tucker Shares Funny Story About Michael Jackson
During an appearance on Conan O’Brien’s The Tonight Show, Chris Tucker shared a funny story about how he was surprised to see the late Michael Jackson at a movie theater. The host asked Tucker, “Do you ever go in public anywhere with Michael Jackson? Cuz what’s that like?” Tucker’s response to the question was hilarious.
“You know what, We go to the movies sometime. Both of us like going to the movies sometime. So, we go to the movies, but it’s hard. Because Michael gotta sneak in the movie right befor eit starts. So Michael coming in like with a ninja suit on. He’s hiding, all black, all of a sudden I’m sitting there ‘Where’s Michael?’ And I turn around, he is like ‘Hey Chris’, I’m like ‘oh man! How long have you been here?’ He said ‘about five minutes, I’m sorry. Did I scare you? Sorry Chris.'”
The well-documented friendship between Chris Tucker and Michael Jackson is widely known. As a lifelong admirer of the iconic Thriller hitmaker, Tucker’s connection with Jackson deepened after his own career took off.
Chris Tucker performed On Michael Jackson’s Song In His Film
During The Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration in 2001, Chris Tucker shared a playful anecdote about Michael Jackson’s reaction to a scene in Rush Hour 2.
“Michael called me on the phone. He said, ‘Is this Chris Tucker? … This is Michael Jackson,'” he said. “I said, ‘What’s up, Mike?’ He said, ‘I just wanna call you and tell you, I seen your movie Rush Hour 2… and you’re kicking with the wrong leg. Stop making me look bad.”
Following the introduction, Chris Tucker enthusiastically welcomed Michael Jackson to the stage, where he mesmerized the audience with a performance of his hit song You Rock My World from 2001. As the song concluded, Tucker made a spirited return to the stage, joining Jackson in a lively dance routine.
Rush Hour 2 is available for streaming on TNT.