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Unearthed Recordings Reveal Michael Jackson's Deep Bitterness Towards Prince
“He was so rude, one of rudest people I have ever met"
This past weekend may have seen the world's reverence for Prince hit a spectacular high, but a newly discovered recording of Michael Jackson, may prove that the adoration was far from unanimous. According to Daily Mirror, they've unearthed a scathing recording that found Michael Jackson (yeah, that Michael Jackson) rolling his sleeves up and getting really real about his perceived rival, Prince, who notoriously turned down MJ's offer to be in the video for "Bad."
The recording itself has not been made available, but Daily Mirror claims its contents to be as scornful and shade-filled as a modern-day war of thumbs via Twitter with Jacko venting over the upstaging sabotage that Prince pulled during that legendary 1983 performance with James Brown (see below.) He also allegedly refers to Prince as "...so rude, one of rudest people I have ever met," explaining, "Prince is very competitive. He has been very mean and nasty to my family."
The recordings were allegedly made for his first autobiography, Moonwalker, in 1988. And though we can't actually put an ear to them, just the look on Jackson's face during the video below should confirm at least the competitive spark felt between these two titans of musical excellence.
h/t Daily Mirror