Rapper and Soul Train’s 2013 Best Hip Hop Song of the Year nominee, J. Cole, attended the late performance of Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil at Mandalay Bay on Saturday, October 26, 2013 (Pictured: J.Cole and members of the cast of Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil – Photo credit: Amel Sinanovic/Cashman Photography).
Sitting front and center, J. Cole and friends took in the strip’s newest and most musically relevant Cirque du Soleil show.
Commenting on the “amazing mixes and layers of the music,” J. Cole said that he LOVED the show and that it made him nostalgic in that he and the rest of the world would never get to see Michael perform again. Two of his favorite acts were “Human Nature” and “Thriller.”
Afterwards, he and friends came backstage personally saying hi to everyone in the cast and taking a photo before getting on his tour bus at 3 a.m. destined for his next concert in San Francisco.