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Michael Jackson Planned On Lip Synching During This Is It Tour, According To Court Docs!

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We were told to expect some crazy evidence to surface once Michael Jackson's wrongful death trial began, but there's no way we could have prepared ourselves for this!

Emails and court documents have recently been released showing that the late King of Pop was planning on lip synching during his final shows for his This Is It tour!

Apparently he was in such bad shape at the time he was unable to sing and dance at the same time and needed the the help of a vocal track just to get through his performances!

Michael’s family claims this is proof that AEG was perfectly aware of his poor health and mental state, yet they continued to push him through the tour.

Other emails between AEG promoter Randy Phillips and AEG president Tim Leiweke show the two complaining about his horrible condition and how it was affecting rehearsals.

In one message, Randy talks about having to help a dazed Michael get dressed, saying:

“I screamed at him so loud the walls are shaking. He is an emotionally-paralyzed mess riddled with self-loathing and doubt now that it is show time.”

Unfortunately, this didn't come off as a red flag to either of them.

Even after Michael’s death, they seemed more concerned about making a profit, and in one email Randy writes:

“AEG will make a fortune from merch sales, ticket retention, the touring exhibition and the film/dvd.”

Ugh. It’s so disgusting to see people talk about making money in the wake of someone’s death, and sadly they seemed more annoyed than worried by the singer's deteriorating state.

Michael's family continues to say that AEG pushed him too hard and they should have seen his behavior as a warning that he was in no condition to be touring.

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8 comments to “Michael Jackson Planned On Lip Synching During This Is It Tour, According To Court Docs!”

  1. sm87 says – reply to this


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    considering he wasn't lip synching at all during rehearsals in the This Is It movie, i am calling massive bullshit on this. People are dumb. Stop talking.



  2. 2

    Perez, you think it is disgusting that people would think to make money off a sick man, what about MJ's mother? As soon as he died she sold his kids to Oprah for a quick buck, and has continued to do so ever since. It is her greed for money that is the root of this law suit. She is willing to air all of his dirty laundry for more money. Disgusting.

  3. ONIT says – reply to this


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    Everybody knows his shows were always part live and part lip synching. You can't dance like that and sing live all the time. An artist has to make a decision. Focus on singing or on dancing. Jackson was known for his dancing as much as his singing, easy decision.

  4. vallieegirl says – reply to this


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    AS SM87 said, Michael did not lip synch at the rehearsals. How do you explain that the cornor has stated that Michael was in better shape than most 50 year olds? Michael has lipped synched during his tours as ONIT stated, since the Dangerous tours. He stopped singing all the way through live after the Bad tour because of many throat ailments. Heck, why don't you try singing through 128 shows at two hours per show and see how you feel? You do nothing but die your stupid hair and talk. You are such a hypocrite! Like you really care about what's said about the dead! Have you forgotten your comments about him faking to get out of his tour after it was announced that he died? That was completely disrespectful and I will never forget that. You haven't changed a bit!

  5. P says – reply to this


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    Anyone who saw the This Is It documentary can clearly see he is good voice and great spirit. Stop hating.

  6. theTruth says – reply to this


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    I think it is time people knew the truth:
    1. Michael never even signed up to do this is it tour, it was his managers above him that did it and they joked how they had one over on him. HE WAS NOT A VERY WELL MAN.
    2. He only wanted to do 10 shows AEG tried to make him do 200 and eventually came to their senses and made him do 50.
    3. Michael wasn't very well and AEG didn't care and just wanted him to get to sleep at night to get to the rehearsals, he was shivering all the time and when he died he had chronic pneumonia, chronic branchitis and anemia.
    4. The contract between AEG and michael was that michael would recieve 90% of the profits and AEG would get 10 %. a week before he died they changed the contract so that michael would get 10% and AEG 90% of the profits, putting michael jackson into severe further debt in order to control him.
    5. AEG did their best before the wrongful death trial to threaten Katherine Jackson(michaels mother) telling her how they are going to publicly destroy her- she is an 82 year old woman for gods sake! because of the stress of all this she has had a mini-stroke.

    ITS VERY SAD BUT AEG IS NASTY, NASTY, NASTY!!! AEG WILL TRY TO HID THE TRUTH BUT I HOPE EVERYONE GETS TO SEE WHAT THEY DID TO MICHAEL! MICHAEL WAS USED LIKE A PAWN AND USED FOR MONEY ALL HIS LIFE AND HIS FINAL WEEKS WERE NO EXCEPTION.

    IF THE WORLD REALLY KNEW THE TRUTH ABOUT WHAT AEG WAS DOING TO MICHAEL IT WOULD BREAK YOUR HEART.

  7. JacksonJr. says – reply to this


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    so what, Michael lipsynched in the dangerous and History tour, During complicated numbers that is.

  8. De Gueb says – reply to this


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    Michael Jackson was a talentless bluff who was gifted only by Quincy Jones. He couldn't sing, play an instrument and even less read music. Quincy when asked about Michael's "talent" not has much as people think.