Unreleased Michael Jackson Promo Shots Unveiled

Published: Sunday 12th Dec 2010 by Sam

With the release of Michael Jackson‘s first posthumous LP ‘Michael’ a mere 24 hours away, the surfacing of these never-before-seen promotional shots of the King of Pop is coincidental to say the least.

Snapped by photographer Arno Bani between 1999 and 2000, the images were to be used for the packaging of Jackson’s 2001 opus ‘Invincible’. However, word has it the label were more favourable of another shoot, hence this one was canned.

Check out the shots below…

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  1. Robert December 12, 2010

    So gay…

  2. MICHAEL December 12, 2010

    [bottom row, first pic] he looks like an androgynous mannequin…… it’s very creepy…..

  3. Stoney-Brie December 12, 2010

    don’t look right…

  4. UGh December 12, 2010

    I’ve seen the ones with the blue circle around his eyes before. Overall, i don’t like them. However, one thing remains the same. I love me some MJ. Long live the king ♥

  5. queenbeyonce10 December 12, 2010

    Screams out, I’m a homosexual!

    If Michael had wanted to come out when he was alive, all he would of had to do was release this pics. Because they seriously scream that out.

    Love you MJ, but what the label is doing to you is just messed up. I’m a fan, but I won’t buy any more records, because i can’t trust Sony. I have all your music. I’m good.

  6. MC Lamb December 12, 2010

    This ain’t Michael Jackson!

    This is probably a WAX FIGURE!

    And also his new album has only 3 or 4 songs which are in fact his!

    They are totally ruining his legacy! This is just absurd!

  7. BB December 12, 2010

    No one else is seeing Prince??

  8. Feeling December 12, 2010

    Prince looks better than this waxy, creepy overrated michael jackson. Weirdo!

  9. Blue Kid December 12, 2010


    December 12, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    So gay…
    That was the first thing that came to mind when I saw
    these pictures, this why they did not use them, they
    where trying to protect Micheal Jackson not oust him.

    That eyeliner, nicely trimmed eye brows, and enhanced lined eyebrow liner, the white & pink eye make up, the cherry red lip stick.

    Okay I’m done.

  10. yrgdf December 12, 2010

    Christmas is coming !!! Still alone this year??? No, welcome to

    🙂 ________Bla c kw h it eF lirts. C” 0- M__________ 🙂

    a nice place for seeking interracial love, which gives you a chance to make your life better and open opportunities for you to meet the attractive sin gles and treat you like a king or Q-ueen.
    Come to find your special one for a sweet Christmas !!!!

  11. Yeah I said it December 12, 2010

    Have some f***** Respect for the man. Dammit u young bastards aint s***!!
    ps these pic were released a long time ago. TGJ if u werent so busy bashing artist and praising MC for her failure aka christmas album maybe u would have known tht. .step ya game up

  12. Eternalluv4mj December 12, 2010

    Say what you please but Michael was the most photogenic face of our generation. Why, because he was not afraid of change. He wasn’t so vain that he cared what people thought of how he looked on any given Sunday. He was a chameleon and his face a tapestry of illusion. Brilliant, Michael! Stunning and Brilliant !

  13. One December 12, 2010

    His fans are creepy and weirdos too!

  14. Blue Kid December 12, 2010

    I love MJ music and I always will, but those pictures are not doing him any justice.
    Tapestry my a**, this is why they did not use them when he was alive, they where making money off of him, and they still making money off of him but they don’t care about his image any more, when he was alive it was all about image.

    Oprah has been trying to oust Michael Jackson for year, even after his death she ran the p******** story during the same week she interview his parents. Oprah is always trying to oust somebody, still yet she want come out and tell the truth about her and Gale’s relationship. “which is none of my business”

    All of MJ fans better run out and buy this album because if it doesn’t sale and they know longer can make money off of him , they will oust him and he dead now so he cannot even fight against he allegations.

    RIP MJ!

  15. Blue Kid December 12, 2010

    Yup! That blue circle……. it has a lot of meaning…. I’m going to stop right there. “Blue Moon”!

  16. UGh December 12, 2010

    I don’t get what the big deal is if Michael was gay. What’s the big deal? Is it a crime or something? I don’t hear people calling Prince gay. In those pics you see Michael, you see Prince. Him being gay does not change the fact that he is and will always be the greatest we’ve ever seen. have some respect.

  17. Blue Kid December 12, 2010

    @ UGh

    I agree!

  18. Beyonce owns Your Fav. December 12, 2010



    But you know lames always have to find something negative.

  19. DION-ISH December 12, 2010

    Um David Bowie did FARRR more “gay” looks then MJ …..Michael was just Michael the King of Pop and if he was gay, so be it.

    Whats with the negative expression of gay?? Like its wrong? ugh.

    Is it because hes a black man he cant wear certain things or looks w/o being ridiculed in a negative light as gay?? Dont Get It.

  20. Whateva December 12, 2010

    MJ himself never liked the photos and did not want them released. The man responsible for the photos told that MJ was not pleased. MJ mentioned that the photos were over made up, photoshopped and made him look too effiminate. He did not like these photos at all. Once again, in light of his passing, you have cretins making a name and, of course, money off of MJs name.
    Trust and believe MJ did not approve of these photos and he let ithe photgrapher of know of his displeasure.

  21. cee December 12, 2010

    @Feeling…..you must be about 12. You say Prince looks better and that is your opinion. I just find it ironic that you would defend prince when he is more effiminate and “weird” than MJ. Ass out jeans anyone?

    *No hate. Seriously, love and RESPECT both Prince and MJ*

  22. o_90 December 12, 2010

    Wow I see a lot of disrespect going on in here, can we at least respect a deceased, irrespective of the rest. On my part there goes one of the most beautiful human beings to grace this earth, and the greatest entertainer, musician and artist at that, of all time. The first person everyones favourite superstar is likely to mention as there main inspiration for getting into music. Can we also mention that he is the most charitable person of all time, he has given the most to charity comparitvely with any other human being. Rest in Sweet Peace Mr Jackson.

  23. danny b December 12, 2010


    Yall are like 3 months late… these pics leaked in like October or September. Journalism my azzzzzzzzzzzz…..

    and to yall calling him gay, creepy, wierdo………… if yall aint the most closeted bunch hypocrytical f***….ch………….

  24. Anthony December 12, 2010

    What the hell are they doing to our precious MJ, they have him looking like a woman, and prettty scary looking if you ask me. The ways of the world, money, money, money and to take advantage of things when it can be done. Just horrible, I too believe that MJ would not want his music released when due to it not being done.

  25. d-mac December 12, 2010

    @ Eternalluv4mj
    LOl at u saying Michael Jackson out of ALL people didn’t care what ppl thought of him & didn’t care how he looked….are u serious???? he practically chipped away half his face & nose because he DID care about what ppl thought of him & how he looked

  26. yellow December 12, 2010

    These pics look so so so so so GAY

  27. Bluekid December 12, 2010

    @ What eva,

    I agree with you, they did not want these pictures out when he was a live, it’s like a slap in the face to release them now he’s dead!

    RIP MJ

  28. tween December 12, 2010

    sorry sam but this news is so old…..those pictures have been revealed 4 month ago…
    the promo shot has been in paris.

  29. quenishiZZA December 12, 2010

    uuuu peOPLE NeedZZZ 2 sTOP acT!Ngg DUMBzzz errrvbody kNOW daT MICHAEL JACKSON izzzzzZZZzzz d new GaY iCON!!!

  30. Albert December 13, 2010

    That last pic looks just like Lady GaGa’s “The Fame Monster” album cover!!

  31. BENJAMIN December 13, 2010

    They look ok I guess. I just never liked it when he wore layers and layers of makeup like that. It wasn’t so much the surgery sometimes, it was the cakey mascara. Regardless, rest in peace.

  32. Matthew Charlery-Smith December 13, 2010

    The last pic with the multi-coloured buttons is amazing. So original and extraordinary. No-one would have really come up with that “Shinobi” look except him and it definitely would’ve suited the “Invincible” album cover. It would probably served as the most interesting album cover he had ever done after “Dangerous” and would’ve generated a lot of interest by the cover alone, unlike the mediocre, lack-lustre one chosen.

  33. bigmyke757 December 13, 2010

    I think it is like some composite pic because that clearly isnt him…..these pics are ridiculous and I don’t mean to disrespect him or his legacy or his music because that doesnt change however these pics are not okay

  34. ERIC December 13, 2010


  35. dang December 13, 2010

    Yes, I can see why they didn’t release this… its embarassing, not the Michael we like to remember.

  36. I Hate Ciara December 13, 2010


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