In London for his This Is It "comeback" concert performances, Michael Jackon's getting all ready for his last interview... But who knew?
His publicist was there, and the publicist's assistant. Jackson' tour manager chatted with a secretary who tapped non-stop on a pink laptop. Bodyguards stood by the door, while Christian Audigier, (a fashion designer and personal friend of Jackson, worked on the clothing for the shows) carefully fanned out costume jewelry on any available surface.
Everyone communicated constantly on headsets about when Jackson would arrive, what he was wearing, what we were going to ask, etc.
When Jackson eventually appeared, his hair was long. He wore a red "Team Selena Gomez" T-Shirt and ragged jeans.
"I don't know if I am excited for This Is It", he said, "it feels kinda weird, like performing in the CO2 arena in London - who gives a f***? I've been making music since I was six and do you think I was excited at that time? Singing here is... I don't know, it's just... Bad, dangerous, invincible, off the wall, you know what I mean?" Not exactly. He swallowed some green candy. "But it's good, I'm gonna be startin' somethin' new, right? But there is mean competition!" I asked him about that; the tour manager laughed preposterously. Jackson added, "the old lady, say say say Conan Doyle", that's when the publicist corrected, "[laughing] Susan Boyle! Beat It!".
I asked Mr. Jackson about his rehearsals; he said, "Black and white! It cracks them up!".
About the AEG Live-Allgood Entertainment litigation. Jackson had to reply, "Remember this time, that was funny! People would die hard for me. I rule the world."
Though the legend's team told me not to stop until I get enough, they only gave me 15 minutes.
Jackson concluded, "Look, I have really good cries four times a month, I'll be, 'Wwaaaaah,' for like, an hour or two. For no reason. But it feels good. I'm like, 'Whew.'"
It is still unknown if the King of Pop really died or if...