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“I’m tired of the manipulation,” said Michael Jackson, who was reluctant to allow the media to tape his brief remarks. “The press has manipulated the truth. They’re liars. History books are a lie. You need to know this, you must know this, that all forms of popular music, from jazz to rock to hip-hop, and dance, from the jitterbug to the Charleston, are black. But go down to the corner bookstore, and you won’t see one black person on a cover. You’ll see Elvis Presley. You’ll see the Rolling Stones. But where are the real pioneers?”
Citing Otis Blackwell [pictured] as one such pioneer deserving of larger recognition, Jackson said that there was something terribly amiss in a system that would find Blackwell dying penniless despite having penned such classics as “Don’t Be Cruel,” “All Shook Up” and “Great Balls of Fire.” “They didn’t write one book about him that I know of, and I’ve searched the world over,” Jackson said. “And he was a prolific, phenomenal writer.”
he was tired…because he was in touch with the truth. and this world is a hell for those who cannot turn from the truth. it was the one thing that helped me say goodbye to him, too soon. he was tired. this world is wicked, and he was stained by it, and tired. he is at rest, now. and no longer frustrated. and immortal. he made sure of that. there is no way his music can be lifted from his stamp. he became too large to be forgotten. RIP MJ
okay and just to proe nezua’s point i went looking for a source for this and this bullshit ass article on MTV.com is what i found and i can’t stomach to go through why it’s so vile and racist but this excerpt that proceeds the above quote is all that needs to be read:
“Trying to take the focus off of himself and his accusations that Sony failed to promote his last album, Invincible, Jackson addressed criticism that his alliance with Sharpton was born out of self-interest and not out of a genuine interest in the plight of black artists and civil rights. (What do you think of Jackson’s claims? Take our poll.) Saying that the record industry system was corrupt, Jackson again spoke of a conspiracy that not only keeps black artists down but also co-opts their music and dance forms.
“I’m tired of the manipulation,” said Jackson, who would not allow the media to tape his brief remarks….”
like well no fucking wonder he was reluctant to let y’all tape his remarks! MTV is literally sitting here and calling decades of well-documented evidence that support what Michael is saying a conspiracy theory. like “here come the crazy nigger acting up again talking all crazy-like about how racism has divested black people of their own music, the fucking loon……” as IF that wasn’t a well known fact!
i don’t know why i’m shocked but just the audacity…….