During Michael Jackson’s appearance at the demonstration against Sony Music earlier today, the King of Pop charged Sony Music chairman Tommy Mottola of being a racist. Jackson said he was “mean, he’s a racist, and he’s very, very, very devilish.” Jackson also accused Mottola of using “the n-word” when speaking about an unidentified black Sony artist.
As for the industry in general, Jackson fumed, “The recording companies really, really do conspire against the artists – they steal, they cheat, they do everything they can. (Especially) against the black artists.”
Michael Jackson An Honorary Director Of Football Club
July 4, 2002 – NME reports following Michael’s recent visit to Exeter City last month, the singer has been named an honorary director of Exeter City FC. As part of his new role, Jackson can now go to any game he desires involving the club, and is entitled to travel on the players coach if the game is away from home.
Sony Behind Jacko’s Charity Single Not Getting Released
July 3, 2002 – The Sun reports Sony is behind the non-release of Michael Jackson’s charity single ‘What More Can I Give’ that also features stars such as Mariah Carey and Ricky Martin, amongst others. The song’s producer Marc Schaffel fumed, “Sony Music are punishing many innocent people who would have been the beneficiaries. This the most blatant disgusting act of corporate greed.”