Michael Jackson hated Prince, reveal secret tapes

Published: June 29, 2016
"He was a joke," said Michael. PHOTO:FILE

"He was a joke," said Michael. PHOTO:FILE

Secretly recorded tapes by late pop star Michael Jackson have revealed that he was jealous of the late Purple Rain singer Prince and despised him.

In transcripts of the recording obtained, Jackson refers to Prince —who passed away in May — as “nasty” and “mean”, reports dailymail.co.uk.

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“I don’t like to be compared to Prince at all,” he said in a recording.

“I have proven myself since I was real little. It’s not fair. He feels like I’m his opponent. I hope he changes because boy, he’s gonna get hurt. He’s the type that might commit suicide or something.”

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“He was so rude, one of rudest people I have ever met. Prince is very competitive. He has been very mean and nasty to my family,” the late King of Pop added.

In one rant, the Dangerous hitmaker can be heard recalling the time when Prince fell off the stage during a James Brown tribute concert in front of thousands of people after he leaned against a paper mache lamppost which he mistook for a real one.

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“He made a fool of himself. He was a joke. People were running and screaming. I was so embarrassed. It was all on video,” Jackson said.

Jackson died in 2009.

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  • barbie
    Jun 29, 2016 - 9:03PM

    Oh please, MJ was not jealous of Prince (It is well documented that Prince was taken back when MJ made Thriller and because the biggest artist in the world), if any, Prince was jealous of MJ (Look how Prince got in MJ’s face with his guitar. MJ has never disrespected Prince or anyone is such a way. But I think in the end, both men learn to respect each other. Let it go media and stop putting blacks against blacks.Recommend

  • SaneVoice
    Jun 30, 2016 - 5:17AM

    MJ never disrespected other people but some always disrespected him. Eminem is one name i can recall, who mocked Mj, now if MJ had done that to him, Eminem would have been bitching about that at award ceremonies they way he did against Moby. MJ had class and of course when you are so popular people do nit pick, prince on the other hand kind of lived in MJ’s shadow, why would MJ be jealous of him?Recommend

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