Plain and simple, Bruce Springsteen is the man.
"Thankfully Riley had the foresight to push the song in an entirely new direction. Combining it with the soulful sounds of Jackson's hit (likely getting his permission after working with the megastar on his Dangerous album).
Gone were the unnecessary fast beats, oddly placed harmonies, and weird rap solo.
In was a trademark MJ falsetto, a short guest rap hook from Riley protege, Pharrell Williams (yes, THAT Pharrell, who provides the memorable 'S-Double-U-V-V' refrain), and a cameo from Keiko the Killer whale in the video."
"Mind you, MTV already gave Beyonce a 15 minute showcase a few years back when they handed her the Video Vanguard award (like they were intending to do with Rihanna last night), but then it seemed like somewhere in the middle of planning this year's music event the just kinda said, 'you know what, fuck it, if Beyonce wants to come to do the show, we'll let her do and say whatever she wants.'"