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will.i.am Against the Release of New Michael Jackson Album

August 04, 2010 04:04:11 GMT

Calling the people who would like to distribute the late singer's 10 never-before-heard songs 'freaking parasites', will.i.am thinks it is simply disrespectful.


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will.i.am has condemned plans to release a new Michael Jackson album more than a year after his death - calling the proposal "bad" and "disrespectful". The King of Pop's former manager, Frank DiLeo, recently confirmed a posthumous record featuring 10 never-before-heard songs from the "Thriller" hitmaker will be released this November.

The album will reportedly contain tracks recorded in the 1980s as well as more recent collaborations with artists including Akon. But the Black Eyed Peas star, who worked with Jackson on his re-released 2008 "Thriller" album, is refusing to support the project, insisting his music hero would never have agreed to the idea.

He tells the Associated Press, "I don't think that should ever come out. That's bad. He was a perfectionist and he wouldn't have wanted it that way. How you gonna release Michael Jackson when Michael Jackson ain't here to bless it? Now that he is not part of the process, what are they doing? Why would you put a record out like that?"

"Because he was a friend of mine, I just think that's disrespectful. What's wrong with what he already contributed to the world? So what? You don't disrespect someone when they're gone... How much can you suck from his energy?... Freaking parasites!"


 




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posted by Kay on Nov 07, 2010
Yes very disrespectful. I was very excited when I heard about the new album yesterday. But today that excitement has faded. The songs were incomplete. So who da hell was "completing" them then? I've been waiting for completed unreleased songs like "Fly Away" & "Streetwalker" from BAD S.E. Michael has hundreds of songs like this in the vaults.
posted by Kay on Nov 07, 2010
(my comment continued) Just ask Quincy Jones. Why can't Sony put those songs out instead? If Michael wouldn't approve of this "album", then I don't either. How can a die-hard fan (ME) buy something that doesn't have his true vocals on it, or his finishing touch? It's madness!!
posted by NiquiTheBeauty on Aug 20, 2010
I agree with will.i.am. Michael put out music that he felt was "ready" for us to hear. If he didn't approve it, why put it out?! Let him rest in peace. Putting music out that he didn't give the "finishing touches" on is extremely disrespectful, seeing as he was a great perfectionist. Obviously, he felt like the songs weren't good enough, so respect his wishes!!! DANG!!!
posted by hanan on Aug 18, 2010
i agree with (will i am ) i think they still look @ michael as cash machine ,,sad !!
posted by mariomrgn on Aug 11, 2010
I understand where he is coming form, but at the same time, *Michael Jackson* always pleased his fans. And if that means releasing past music because he cant produce new music, then I'm sure he would have approved of it.
posted by philmo on Aug 06, 2010
shut the hell up will i aint who da fuk r u ? we wanna here his music duh?

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