If nothing else, you can see how much respect he really has for Michael Jackson.
Many were surprised to learn that on the new MJ album, several tracks will be omitted that were collaborations between the King of Pop and Will.i.am. People just couldn't understand what was the hold up, but now we've learned that the fault lies with Will, but that he has some sincere reasons for doing so. According to him, those MJ tracks will never see the light of day because they weren't "micro-Michael-managed" by MJ himself.
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Will.i.am says expressd his “disgust” the posthumous Michael album released today. He told the mag:
"Hell, yeah, I feel that way, and I'll tell you why. A couple of months before Michael died, he called me on the phone really upset. 'Hey, it's Michael,' " Will recalled, imitating Jackson's voice. "'Somebody leaked one of these songs. Why would they do that? Who does that?' I said, 'What song, Mike?' 'Some song called 'Hold My Hand.' I swear to God I had this conversation with him…I knew this man and he was very critical about every single detail. He stood in the studio himself, mastering and mixing everything. How can you release a record without that Michael Jackson? It's not Michael Jackson. I heard the song that's on the Internet now ['Breaking News'] and I'm like, 'That ain't Mike.' He wasn't there to do his micro-Michael-managing that he did with 'Thriller' and 'Billie Jean.' It disgusts me."
Wow! We suppose that is one way of looking at things.
Another is that this is chance for his legacy to live on and why would anyone want to stand in the way of that?
Then again, its his music too, so he should have a say in whether it be released or not.
What do U think?
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