Many blogs have speculated that Paris Jackson's speech at her late father's memorial was planned.
But Rev. Al Sharpton insists it was impromptu.
"That touched everyone. And I think you couldn't script that. She's not reading a prompter," he told CNN's Larry King on Tuesday night. "This is a young lady – in fact, if you saw it, they had really said they wanted Janet Jackson to speak. And Janet kind of brought her forward. And she spoke from the heart about her father. I think she's worried [about] the whole world [understanding] how human Michael Jackson was."
"A lot of the show was not scripted," he said Tuesday. "Music was laid out, but most of the speakers really spoke from their heart – people who knew Michael well – and I think that's what gave the show its heart." He also said that the Jackson family told him "we don't want to do a TV show, we want to do a memorial service. We hope you got the feeling you were watching a memorial service."