For many, Madonna is the Queen of Pop. It’s natural, then, that her opinion was sought on the King Of Pop Michael Jackson in light of disparaging accusations screened in what some have deemed a “mockumentary.”
Ever outspoken, Madge didn’t shy away from the topic when quizzed during a recent interview with British Vogue to promote her new album ‘Madame X’ (due June 14th).
Her words below…
While expressing that she’d not seen the production, she did stress:
“I don’t have a lynch-mob mentality, so in my mind, people are innocent until proven guilty
I’ve had a thousand accusations hurled at me that are not true. So my attitude when people tell me things about people is, ‘Can you prove it?'”
When asked squarely about what would sway her, she said:
“I don’t know, I haven’t seen the film. “But I guess it would be people recounting actual events – but then, of course, people sometimes lie.
So I always say, ‘What’s the agenda? What do people want out of this? Are there people asking for money, is there some kind of extortion thing happening?. I would take all of those things into consideration.” [Source]
Though tactful with her words, Madonna’s comments function as the latest in a long line of high-profile support for Jackson. Indeed, in the wake of the doc (which lost out to viewers of the Real Housewives Of Atlanta), the likes of Diana Ross, T.I, and Justin Bieber re-affirmed that they’re standing by MJ.
As at writing, the production is at the center of a $100 million defamation lawsuit the Michael Jackson Estate have levelled against the cable network that aired the doc in March.