The Reverend Al Sharpton and a female fan got a little carried away during a public memorial for Michael Jackson held at the historic Apollo Theater in Harlem last night.

Thousands of fans from all over the country lined up in the pouring rain along West 125th Street near the historic Apollo Theater waiting for their chance to celebrate the life and music of Michael Jackson, who died of heart failure last week at his rented home in Los Angeles.

The memorial began at 2pm with Sharpton calling for a moment of silence at 5:26pm -- the time on the east coast when doctors pronounced Jackson dead at the UCLA Medical Center.

Then Sharpton shocked revelers when he and an unidentified woman got up close and personal with each other onstage as director Spike Lee snapped photos of the spectacle.

MORE pics from the memorial after the break...

Photos: AP, Getty Images, Reuters

  • LadyJustice

    Al Sharpton should be ashamed of himself. hes too old to be dancing like that. lol

    why is the cop holding that baby?

  • pointhimout

    daisy I guess ur right. Al sharpton's not being an attention whore. He's just having fun. That was disgusting. God delete that image.

  • Daisy

    Morning Fam!

    @Point I stand my orginal comments(which were not what you said I said) thank you very kindly!

  • yvonne79

    Alright now...Don't sweat out that perm, AL!!!!

  • chat bout

    al sharpton makes me sick. i can't stand to look at that man. whenever something happens he brings his ugly self around seeking attention. "SHAMELESS"

  • Anna

    Too damn earlier for Rev Al. That woman woke up and saw the pics and said "What The Hell Did I Do"?

  • Mspeng

    I'm just mad that it's 2009 and Al is STILL perming his hair and setting it on rollers. I mean really...would a haircut kill him?

  • coaretained

    What I wouldn't do for that MJ doll.... and that lil boy is getting it ain't he??

  • Bird

    Wow. Those pictures are absolutely beautiful. I wish I were there. As for Al, I don't have a problem with him and a fan jamming to some Michael. They appear to be doing The Bump in one of the photos. Too cool.

  • Daisy

    @Bird >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>here<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

  • attorneymom

    SMH. I am speechless.


    old nasty azz freak. i hate him

  • PAHairston

    Hmmmmm. A tribute to Michael Jackson where an old man is gyrating with a younger woman? Quite appropriate to me, considering dear Mike grabbed his crotch, what, a million times if one? Yes indeed, quite appropriate behavior to me. One last thing. On stage, many entertainers often thank God before they thank anyone else but once again, do we really believe, can we really believe that God, our Lord Jesus Christ, is anywhere in the building with all this cussing, lewdness and nakedness going on? I'm just saying, not judging, just saying. Hmmmmmmmmmm. Something to think about. Peace.

  • ChokLitFactory

    Great pics Sandra, thanks!

  • bklynchick

    I know who that lady is.......
    She is the old lady that use to sit in the front seat for all the Apollo shows..she gettin it in with ole Al huh

    It's showtime at the APOLLO tonight!!!