A bombshell revelation was confirmed today by Paris Jackson, daughter of the late Michael Jackson. Following the ‘King of Pop’‘s shocking death, his record label (Sony) began scrambling to release his last and final album.
Jackson’s posthumous LP hit stores on December 10, 2010 under the mournful title, ‘Michael’, and was promoted as a self admitted copy-and-paste job of Jackson’s last recorded vocals beefed up with heavy post-production. When ‘Michael’ was released the album was berated with claims that the vocals being heard was an impostor and accused Sony of blatantly trying to swindle fans.
See what Paris had to say about the Jackson legacy’s ‘Milli Vanilli-type’ scandal after the jump and sound-off below.
In an online chat with friends in late 2010 Paris knowingly acknowledged that ‘Michael’ did not feature vocals from her iconic father. The young Jackson added gas to the fire by pointing the finger at the person whose voice is actually heard throughout ‘Michael’–Mr. Jason Malachi. Malachi is a well-known and professional Michael Jackson sound-alike and impersonator. To be quite honest, anyone with ears could hear a discernible difference between the vocals on ‘Michael’ and the ones heard throughout Jackson’s 40+ year career.
“During the video chat, Paris played one of the songs from the album, “Hold My Hand” … and one of her friends asks why the singer doesn’t sound like MJ.
Paris replied, “It’s NOT him … the whole album isn’t even him!! Go online … go on YouTube and look up Jason Malachi. That’s him!!”
She continues, “I should know if it’s him or not because he would sing to me all the time.”
Listen to ‘Hold My Hand’ to judge for yourself.
According to TMZ the video is currently being shopped around for the biggest pay-off before it makes its [inevitable] way online. On the business hand we can understand (though not agree with) Sony’s reasoning behind wanting to capitalize on the death of the world’s greatest pop star–with that being said it doesn’t negate the fact that their actions were unjustifiably deceitful to MJ fans as well as highly disrespectful to his legacy.
If these allegations turn out to be true: shame on those involved.