Every time we begin to think Tracy Jordan is really just an exaggerated character Tracy Morgan plays on 30 Rock, he turns around and demonstrates that truth is still even stranger (and more extravagant) than fiction. He showed up at the New York premiere of Cirque du Soleil’s Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour earlier this week wearing the ultimate Michael Jackson tribute, a $20,000 replica of one of the King of Pop’s jackets.
“I was trying to wait for Pacquiao-Mayweather [to wear this], but that ain’t gonna happen, so this is appropriate. This is a Michael Jackson thing!” he told VH1 News, showing of the Swarovski crystal-studded masterpiece. He told us it had 150 crystals, but later clarified to GQ.com that it’s actually 200,000 and made by Leo Velazquez after the jacket MJ wore to his 30th anniversary concert in 2001.
To complement the spectacular accessory, Morgan’s fiancee, Megan Wollover, wore an equally dazzling dress. Is she worried that Tracy might blow their wedding budget on his own wardrobe?
“She got a budget,” Tracy assured us, as she smiled and nodded. “She got hers off top.”
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