Just like Michael Jackson’s legions of die-hard fans , stars are also sounding off about the guilty verdict for former Jackson doctor Conrad Murray .
Shortly after the announcement Monday afternoon (November 7), the blogosphere was flooded with celebrity opinions, from Nicki Minaj, Ryan Seacrest, sister LaToya Jackson and more.
“People are cheering but there really are no winners here,” Minaj tweeted. “This has been an utter tragedy from beginning to end. #RIPMichaelJackson.”
Seacrest questioned how much time Murray will actually serve behind bars, writing, “Big question is will conrad murray serve time? Judge has 20 days to sentence him, and can give him up to 4 years in prison.”
MJ producer and collaborator Darkchild was content with the news, tweeting,”#GUILTY Justice has been served but we still lost a great man, great father, greatest entertainer, and a great friend of mine! R.I.P MJ.”
“VICTORY!!!!!! Michael I love you and I will continue to fight until ALL are brought to justice! Thank you EVERYONE for your love and support! It will ALWAYS be appreciated!” sister Latoya Jackson wrote on her Twitter, with the entire family also releasing a joint statement .
Piers Morgan described Murray’s behavior as “unethical for a doctor.” “#ConradMurray didn’t deliberately kill #MichaelJackson, but his negligent actions allowed the death to occur,” he wrote on Twitter.
Tyrese sent his wishes to the Jackson family, hoping they found closure in the ruling. “MICHAEL JACKSON YOU WILL FOREVER BE MISSED BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN… REST IN HEAVEN!! REST IN HEAVEN!! I hope the family has closure!! RIH!” he tweeted.
While some celebs, like ?uestlove of the Roots, had mixed feelings about the verdict (“Guilty. now what?” he wrote), Bravo star Patti Stanger rejoiced in the news: “The karma kat got Conrad Murray…guilty! Greed is never worth a person’s life. X0,” she tweeted.
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