But that's not the least of it. The ode to MJ was performed by none other than former child actor — and former Jackson buddy — Corey Feldman.
And that's still not all. Feldman popped on stage dressed in full Jackson regalia, including a sequined jacket, sparkly white glove, and fedora. He busted out some pretty slick moves while belting out Jackson's classic "Billie Jean." Have a look for yourselves:
It's hard to tell if the audience approved or not — judging from the video, they seemed mostly stunned into silence — but the band heartily endorsed the little cameo. "Ladies and gentlemen, Corey Feldman f--king you up tonight," hollered Limp Bizkit's frontman Fred Durst, following the bizarre cover. Both Limp Bizkit and Feldman proudly Instagrammed and tweeted about it later, too, with Feldman offering up YouTube proof of his talent.
Feldman also remained on stage to assist the band with a karaoke version of George Michael's "Faith," although he removed his Jacko-esque gear for that number.
The actor has a twisted history with the late Jackson, having ended their longtime friendship around 2001 for undisclosed reasons. Feldman later testifed at Jackson's 2005 child molestation trial that at age 13 he'd looked at nude photos with the superstar, but denied the singer abused him. He expressed great grief when his former friend died in 2009, and appeared at the memorial dressed in a Jackson-inspired outfit.
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