R&B singer Donnell Jones has come to the defense of Michael Jackson following Jacko’s charge that the music industry and specifically Sony Music was racist. Jones tells Worldpop, “It is a little crazy how you can write and produce a lot of your material and you get a lot less of the money, I do think that’s a problem, I do think they need to fix some of that stuff.”
Michael Jackson’s Charges Too Weird Even For Neverland
July 15, 2002 – Denis Hamill of the New York Daily News blasted both Michael and the Rev. Al Sharpton calling the pair “the Greatest Con on Earth.” Hamill writes, “Last week, Rev. Al showed his true colors when he hooked up with Michael Jackson, who looked like someone’s old, tired great-aunt. Jackson labeled Tommy Mottola, chairman of Sony Music, as a racist. Here was a dyed-white black person who had spent millions to have plastic surgeons sharpen his nose into a Victrola needle, an alien-looking being who had married two white women, calling a white man who had married two women of color a racist. It was too weird even for Neverland.”
Michael Jackson Made A Dud Album With ‘Invincible’
July 15, 2002 – Brett Thomas of the Sydney Morning Herald spoke with Jeff Apter, music editor for Rolling Stone magazine, on the recent strange behavior of Michael and charges of racism on the behalf of Sony executives, which he blames for the disappointing performance of his latest album, ‘Invincible’. “I think Michael Jackson just made a dud album,” he said. “And the label moved on to other priorities. Maybe he felt he wasn’t getting the respect of an artist like Bob Dylan, but it’s a totally different world. We’re talking about a man who’s becoming unhinged, becoming undone.” Read more.
Gay Porn Director Wonders What’s The Big Deal?
July 14, 2002 – F. Marc Schaffel is coming to his own defense on word that Michael Jackson’s 9.11 charity single ‘What More Can I Give’ isn’t being released because of his porno directing past. “I believe this charity single could still generate lots of money to help those in need,” Schaffel tells Pagesix.com. “Why shouldn’t it come out? Because of something I did in the past? This is an industry in which rock stars date porno queens. Adult film doesn’t have the same stigma it used to. So, really, what’s their excuse?”