He makes some very valid points!
will.i.am was lucky enough to have worked with Michael Jackson before the pop icon's tragic passing last year, and recently spoke out against Sony Music for releasing an album of his previously unheard material, because he believes it to be in poor taste!
“Whoever put it out and is profiting off of it, I want to see how cold they are, to say that what [Michael] contributed during his life wasn’t enough. He just wasn’t any ordinary artist. He was a hands-on person. To me it’s disrespectful. There’s no honoring. Michael Jackson songs are finished when Michael says they’re finished. Maybe if I never worked with him I wouldn’t have this perspective. He was very particular about how he wanted his vocals, the reverb he used…he was that hands-on.”
We definitely agree with this one - especially after hearing "Breaking News!"
There's obviously a reason that this material wasn't released in the first place, so why do it now, when the man behind it can't be around to give his approval?
Such a shame!
What do U think?? Do U agree with will.i.am??
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