“Weird Al” Yankovic shared his thoughts on the passing of Michael Jackson in Rolling Stone’s special commemorative issue, crediting the King of Pop to much of his success after parodies of ‘Beat It’ (‘Eat It’) and ‘Bad’ (‘Fat’). Yankovic said Jackson has “always been very supportive” of his work. “I don’t know what kind of career I would have today if it hadn’t been for Michael Jackson,” he writes. “In a very real sense, he jump-started my career. ‘Eat It’ basically changed me from an unknown into a guy that got recognized at Burger King.”
La Toya Jackson: Michael Was Murdered For Publishing Assets
July 12, 2009 – Michael Jackson’s sister La Toya is speaking out about the King of Pop’s death, making the shocking allegation that the star was the victim of foul play to get access at his publishing fortune. “Michael WAS murdered,” 53-year-old La Toya insisted. “And we don’t think just one person was involved. Rather, it was a conspiracy of people. I feel it was all about money. Michael was worth well over a billion in music publishing assets and somebody killed him for that. He was worth more dead than alive.”
La Toya added that Michael had warned her something like this might happen to him. “A couple of years ago Michael told me he was worried that people were out to get him,” La Toya revealed. “He said, ‘They’re gonna kill me for my publishing. They want my catalogs and they’re gonna kill me for these.’ I knew something terrible was going to happen.”
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