on 16 August 2012
2NE1 Plans a Michael Jackson Tribute for ‘New Evolution’ Concerts in US
Travis Payne mentioned 2NE1 stating, “They are the most amazing girl group that I’ve worked with, there isn’t any that compare (to them), and I’ve never thought that Korean musicians would be this amazing. There are a lot of times that their talent and dedication would move you; working with them, to a certain extent is also another affirmation of my abilities.”
According to Travis Payne, 2NE1 expressed their reverence for Michael Jackson and is helping them complete a tribute to Michael Jackson on stage as part of their performance. He stated it was brave of them to include it as part of their lineup for their performance in America.