Exclusive: Teddy Riley Talks New Michael Jackson Album (Video)

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That Grape Juice caught up with legendary producer Teddy Riley here in London this past week. The long-time Michael Jackson collaborator was in town to promote the King of Pop’s first posthumous release ‘Michael’, which hit stores across the globe today. Riley’s contributions to the album include the Jackson’s much talked about  50 Cent collaboration ‘Monster’.

Never ones to shy away from asking the questions you really want answers to, during our filmed chat we quizzed Riley on many a topic; including the controversy surrounding the album’s vocals, feuding with the Jackson family, plans for new MJ material, Janet Jackson’s comeback, and much more.

Riley’s also elaborates on his recent Twitter declaration that “Michael Jackson is still alive”

An intimate discussion you won’t want to miss. {Hit ‘play’ on the video above}. Enjoy

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  1. December 14, 2010 at 5:05 pm
    LOL says:

    amazing interview

  2. December 14, 2010 at 6:24 pm
    Tito says:

    OMG! You guys are dropping amazing interview after amazing interview. Loved this!

  3. December 14, 2010 at 6:36 pm
    spunkypoop says:

    Great Job!

  4. December 14, 2010 at 6:42 pm
    Nichole says:

    Teddy R. is one of the most amazing, and brilliant producers there is. It would be nice to see him, and Mariah working together.

  5. December 14, 2010 at 6:50 pm
    M1CH43L F4N says:

    Teddy Riley pretty much gets straight to the point without glossing anything over. That’s pretty rare these days, especially in any interview regarding MJ. Nice job to everyone involved.

  6. December 14, 2010 at 7:44 pm
    Maja says:

    Thanky you very much for the interview. Very interesting!! Thanks again…

  7. December 14, 2010 at 7:46 pm
    Stoney-Brie says:

    omg great interview Sam!!!

    u r like Oprah now u be askin every question i see u! lol

  8. December 14, 2010 at 7:50 pm
    Pedro says:


    Teddy Riley is amazing!!! Great musician, producer…. and now I can say person!!!

    Greatings from Spain,

  9. December 14, 2010 at 8:01 pm
    B says:

    Teddy Riley sounds like an idiot the entire interview. Who taught him english??? In any case, he brings up some interesting points. But the notion of MJ being alive is a bit ridiculous to me.

  10. December 14, 2010 at 8:18 pm
    ヅ•·.·´¯`·.·•-ΛalexisR-♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ ★ ☆ ✰ T.I.P.•·.·´¯`·.·•ヅ says:

    I agree his speech may not be the best but he speaks the truth or at least what he believes.

  11. December 14, 2010 at 8:35 pm
    i'm a billy goat says:

    Leave MJ’s legacy the hell alone! Sony or however ewww just stop and let the man’s legacy stand!

    I’m glad Teddy cleared that rumor up!

  12. December 14, 2010 at 8:57 pm
    annie says:

    WOW this was terrible . You guys spent too little time talking about what people really wanted to know and that was about teddy riley’s hoax beliefs. WOW that was like the most important subject and you guys screwed it up for yourselves.
    good job.

  13. December 14, 2010 at 9:12 pm
    mj fan says:

    good interview

    However i dont like him lying saying its michaels vocals on breaking news and monster.

    Why lie even taryl jackson said riley is lying for money…..

  14. December 14, 2010 at 11:59 pm
    Sugaranice says:

    I really thought this was a good interview!! Wonderful job! Teddy Riley got right to the point and he doesn’t need the money he is a successful producer in his own right! I totally agree especially what he said about Janet Jackson!!

  15. December 15, 2010 at 12:08 am
    Geronimo Deuces Champion says:

    shout out to chris brown and chipmunk :)

  16. December 15, 2010 at 1:55 am
    GREG says:

    Michael’s voice had changed somewhat towards the end….i believe its him on the vocals. I dont know why but the most interesting thing i heard him say was that Michael was a target for everyone accept his children and that surrogate family…..which means his real family targeted him as well…..thought it was a great interview….

  17. December 15, 2010 at 2:22 am
    s*** says:


  18. December 15, 2010 at 2:34 am
    daisy says:

    Christmas is coming !! Still alone this year??? Come to

    :) _________ Bla c kw h it eF li rts. C” 0- M _________ :)

    which gives you a chance to make your life better and open opport unities for you to meet the attractive sin-gles and treat you like a king or Queen. Come to find the special one for the special new year !!!!!

  19. December 15, 2010 at 3:12 am
    Jasmine says:

    wow u even asked my question!
    Great Job and teddy answered each question with HONESTY!
    I love you both!
    God Bless!

  20. December 15, 2010 at 4:26 am
    Tami says:

    I’m sorry but why won’t they let MJ rest in peace?Releasing all this s***, he probably wouldn’t or whould have worked 10 times harder on until perfection. I mean I know this money goes to his family and all but they don’t need it that much?Smh all these albums and what not.Let the man rest in peace……. I doubt he wanted that stuff released anyway!

  21. December 15, 2010 at 5:31 am
    C says:

    That was a really good interview Sam!

  22. December 15, 2010 at 6:49 am
    GREG says:

    @tami….The reality is Michael died and left a tremendous amount of debt and the estate is doing what it needs to do to resolve the debt….if the estate didnt owe money then i would agree with everyone on not releasing this music

  23. December 15, 2010 at 7:09 am

    Like Teddy he tells it like it is. He knows the real MJ. He is a real cool talented brutha…..

  24. December 15, 2010 at 7:17 am
    trinity infinity says:

    Say it with me Teddy…”RETIREMENT HOME.”

  25. December 15, 2010 at 5:53 pm
    julie says:

    Most of you guys claiming it isn’t Michaels voice have never met him personally nor did u talk to him!
    I’m sick of those people! Teddy explained how he had to work on the voice! If MJ was still here, maybe woul’ve rerecorded some of the parts…didn’t happen so Teddy did the best he could with what he had.

    It’s always easy to bash other people, but maybe u should try to put yourself into Teddys position. I’m sure he’s honest with what he says & I respect him for his work on the new album. He seems genuine with his feelings for MJ & the project.
    Thanks for the interview!

  26. December 15, 2010 at 7:35 pm
    MJ fan says:

    thanx alot Teddy , u rocks , you’re the man ! we love and trust you !

    beautiful intetrview !
    MJ forever !

  27. December 16, 2010 at 12:02 am
    Chris says:

    Disappointed Interview.
    Where the f*** are the questions from the “ask questions to TR” post?
    We didn’t want stories, we waned answers, God dammit!!!!!

  28. December 16, 2010 at 12:22 am
    legacy says:

    When Michael Jackson died the executives of his estate released a statement that his estate was solvent and worth more than $500 million. The talk of him being broke or swimming in debt was never morer than rumors used to try and hurt his image.

  29. December 19, 2010 at 5:35 am
    alex says:

    he talked about MJ in present tense the entire time. but then again A LOT of ppl do. eh, maybe it’s wishful thinking, but it’d be really nice to know that mj is free now…. safe, happy, counting his royalties :)…. seeing how the world stopped spinning & everyone broke down when he left us…. seeing how much, after all the hell we put him through, how much we all really did love him all along.

  30. December 22, 2010 at 4:37 pm
    KarmaQueen says:

    He just wants money.

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