It’s rumored that MTV and Lumpy have been in talks for some time regarding this event being held at the Radio City Music Hall in New York. MTV general manager Stephen Friedman apparently has been overheard discussing the need to “…get Lumpy onboard to add an intergalactic dimension to the tribute in honor of Michael’s legacy as Captain Eo. Michael’s pioneering work as an interstellar statesman in the alpha quadrant needs to be recognized."
When reached for comment, Lumpy's Agent said, "I have no statement about my client’s rumored appearance at the VMA's, but he thinks he may have met Michael a long time ago in Zgrunturos. If such rumors were true, he would have enjoyed performing with Michael. Lumpy also would have shown Michael Episode 2 of QuitIt!, because he thinks it would be a Thriller, just like Michael."