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Michael Jackson's Son Prince Hopes His Dad Would Be 'Proud' Of His Coronavirus Pandemic Response.
30-04-'20

Prince JacksonPrince Jackson hopes his father, the late Michael Jackson, would be proud of his response to the coronavirus pandemic.

In an interview with Entertainment Tonight on Wednesday (April 29), the "King of Pop's" son, 23, talked about the giving spirit he learned from his dad.

"I would like to think that (my dad would be) be very proud, because I think this was one of his main goals – not only to spread his message of positivity and happiness, but to see it enacted in his kids," Prince said. "As a father, I think that's what you want to do when you raise kids. You're preparing them for the world and the type of person they're going to be."

Prince and his charity Heal Los Angeles has teamed up with the meal delivery service Fresh N Lean to hand out meals to those in need.

"In this time with the quarantine and everything surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, there's a shortage of food. And when there's a shortage of food, there's a shortage of food being donated to local food banks, and when that's happening there's a lot of people who don't have access to food in general," he explained.

He talked about the impact they're making in their local communities.

"We're starting to build those relationships and having those people kinda come back to us and hopefully start to build that trust," he said.

He also said he's "very grateful" to be part of a "collaborate ecosystem".

"We all need to help each other – and that came from the way that he raised us," he continued. "I was very fortunate to have him as a father," he said. "I had a lot of unique experiences growing up, and what I'm trying to do with my platform and the non-profit or the charity organization is to share those experiences."

Source: USA Today / Billie Jean


Michael To Live In France? 28-04-'20

A French journalist Stéphane Boudsocq revealed on the radio RTL that Michael Jackson wanted to live in a castle in France.

Well, that is a very old news! Nearly 25 years old news but it is nice to revisit those plans!

Boudsocq mentioned the château de Chabenet as the new home of the 'King of Pop' which he said Michael and Lisa Marie visited back in the 90s and that Michael loved France so much that he wanted to live there for the rest of his life.

However, this doesn’t stick as Michael and Lisa visited Chateau de Versailles in 1994 and with Debbie Rowe at Château de Pierrefonds (Michael had also a miniature of this castle at Neverland Ranch) and Château du Champ de Bataille in 1996.

While Michael was speaking to buy a property in the 90s, this was never concluded and went back to Neverland Ranch to live with both Lisa Marie and Debbie.

Michael and Lisa Marie visit the Château de Versailles in France (05-09-1994)
Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley visit the Château de Versailles in France for an unexpected visit in the early afternoon.

Source: Yahoo / Billie Jean


Marvel EntertainmentMichael Jackson Wanted To Buy Marvel Entertainment? 28-04-'20

Taj Jackson - Michael’s nephew - has revealed that the 'King of Pop' was a movie buff and even wanted to play the role of 'Spider-Man' in a Marvel film, but his attempt to buy the company was shut down.

As per reports, the company filed for bankruptcy in 1996 and merged with the now-defunct ToyBiz in 1998. It was later acquired by Disney at the cost of $4 billion in 2009.

Michael Jackson reportedly was interested in buying the Marvel Entertainment in collaboration with Stan Lee.

"He wanted to [buy Marvel] with Stan Lee, and they had been talking and discussing that. Unfortunately, that didn't happen. They were shut down from doing that. I don't know the reasons why, but they were adamantly in the process of doing that," Taj claimed during an interaction with Popcorned Planet.

At San Diego Comic-Con in 2009, Marvel’s legendary comic book writer Stan Lee revealed that Michael wanted to produce and possibly star in the very first 'Spider-Man' movie.

During the interview, Taj admitted that his uncle was a huge marvel fan and always wanted to play the role of Peter Parker.

Following Michael’s death in 2009, Lee opened up about Jackson wanting feature as the web-swinging superhero. "I'm not sure whether he just wanted to produce it or wanted to play the role. Our conversation never got that far along," he said.

'King Of Pop', Michael Jackson, was a legend whose legacy still lives on. He was one of the most prominent figures in the history of music. Some of his best hits include 'Dangerous', 'Rock With You' and 'Remember The Time'.

Source: Geo News / Billie Jean


Michael Jackson Memorial In Germany Gone! 27-04-'20

Shrine of Michael Jackson on the base of the Statue of composer Orlando di Lasso in the Promenade Square in Munich, Germany has gone over the week-end.

The shrine was already the dispute between locals who wants the original state of the statue back, and 2 fan groups who have been fighting among them since 2015.

Well, it seems that due to the lock down in Germany as COVID-19 striking the world, someone has decided to clear and clean the di Lasso statue and get it back to it’s original state.

MJ Memorial In Germany
Bayerischer Hof Hotel in Munich was the landmark to see the Michael Jackson Memorial because it was just in a park at the from of this hotel, Michael favorite hotel in Munich.

So maybe a local had plenty time on their hand and wanted the square back to its original look and cleared the area but president and founder of the Munich-based fan club MJ’s Legacy, Nena Snezana Akhtar, has already her suspicions and luckily she always carries extra Michael Jackson posters to restart the shrine.

Source: MJ Vibe / Billie Jean


Sony MusicMJ Fan VS Sony/Estate Lawsuit, Hope Is Not Lost. 23-04-'20

As announced back in January, Sony and the Estate were “winning” the case raised by fan Vera Serova who is taking the two to court for the 3 fake songs on the 2010 album 'Michael'.

However today, Vera announced on her social media that the Supreme Court agreed to review the Court of Appeal’s decision meaning that if they agree with the decision, all hope is lost to get to the truth about the 3 songs but if the Supreme Court decide to reverse the decision, the case will go to the Supreme Court to be argued again.

Vera will also have the chance to review her argument if the Supreme Court decides against the decision of the Court of Appeal.

Hope is not lost! Good luck Vera!

Source: MJ Vibe / Billie Jean


Michael Jackson Livid As Madonna Told Him To 'Dress Like A Girl'. 23-04-'20

Michael JacksonDuring Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds' record-breaking Instagram Live battle with Teddy Riley, the former spilled some tea about Michael Jackson. Among them was the moment when the late 'King of Pop' got so mad at Madonna for asking him to dress up like a girl for his 'In The Closet' music video.

In between songs, Babyface recalled what MJ told him, "Babyface, can you believe she wants me to dress like a girl?' He was like, 'I'd never do that.' He said, 'She was trying to change it all up. It was crazy'." The record producer then mentioned that Michael "was really mad about it," to the point where he decided to replace the 'Queen of Pop' with Naomi Campbell.

Produced by MJ and Teddy Riley, 'In The Closet' was released in April 1992 as the third single off his eighth album 'Dangerous'. It became the album's third consecutive top ten single as it peaked at No. 6 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart. The song additionally topped Billboard's R&B songs chart.

The song was originally conceived as a duet between Michael and Madonna. In an interview with British journalist Jonathan Ross back in 1992, Madonna claimed that she worked on some lyrical ideas for the song but when she presented them to Michael, he decided they were too provocative and they decided not to continue with the project.

She said at the time, "I started writing words and getting ideas and stuff and I presented them to him and he didn't like them. I think all he wanted was a provocative title, and ultimately he didn’t want the content of the song to… sort of, live up to the title."

Source: AceShowbiz / Billie Jean


Babyface Claims Michael Jackson Wanted To Date Halle Berry & Fans Are Shook. 20-04-'20

Babyfase
Babyfase

Babyface joined Teddy Riley for an Instagram Live and after listening to a Michael Jackson tunes, he shocked fans by admitting the late star asked him to get in touch with Halle Berry so he could take her out.

Babyface, 62, had Michael Jackson fans in awe on Apr. 20 when he claimed the 'King of Pop' once wanted to date Halle Berry, 53. The singer was jamming out to a remix of the late MJ’s song 'Human Nature' which featured girl group SWV, with fellow singer Teddy Riley, 52, during an Instagram Live session when he brought up the shocking admission.

"Speaking of MJ, it reminds me of a story, true story, fun fact. One time, Michael called me and said, ‘Babyface, do you know who Halle Berry is?'" Babyface told Teddy during the stream. "I said, ‘Yeah, I know Halle Berry’. He said, ‘Could you do me a favor? I want you to call her because I want to take her out on a date.’ I said, ‘What?’ and he said, ‘Call her, I want to take her out on a date.’ So I said, ‘Let me reach out’ and I reached out for him, for the agent because I didn’t have Halle Berry’s number."

He went on to explain what happened once he reached out to relay Michael’s request. "I called and gave the message and the manager’s like, ‘What?” and I said, ‘Yeah, he wants to take her out on a date.’ And then, I was waiting to hear back from Halle and I can’t tell you exactly what Halle said, but I imagine it probably would have been something like this…" Babyface then played a clip of Halle’s voice from the movie Boomerang and it asked, "You know, what do you know about love? What do you possibly think you know about love?"

Once the livestream aired and Babyface’s claim went public, many fans took to Twitter to express their opinions about it all. "I didn’t know Michael Jackson wanted Halle Berry lol Babyface truth telling lol," one fan tweeted while another wrote, "The fact that Michael Jackson used Babyface to try to holler at Halle Berry is wild." "Babyface dropping Michael Jackson stories about Halle Berry leading into Toni Braxton on the Boomerang soundtrack is… tough to beat. WOW lol," a third responded.

It’s clear to see that Babyface’s story was quite the unexpected one in this time of quarantine for the world, but a great one. We’ll be on the lookout to see if Halle responds to the claim!

Source: Hollywood Life / Billie Jean


Sonic FantasySonic Fantasy, The Documentary By Marcos Cabotà. 19-04-'20

Following our information of last July 8 (19) on the shooting of a documentary concerning Michael Jackson by the Spanish filmmaker Marcos Cabotà, we learn that it will be titled Sonic Fantasy and that it will be available on the album 'Thriller'. Two durations are announced, one of 100 minutes and the other of 50 minutes.

This documentary on the legend behind the best-selling album of all time, presents Bruce Swedien as a fundamental piece in the creation of this incredible legend.

In the early 1980s in Los Angeles, a group of musicians led by Quincy Jones and his engineer Bruce Swedien embarked on a project to revolutionize the music industry. This project will be called 'Thriller'.

For the first time, 38 years later, everyone involved in this album has come together to explain the unknown story behind the creation of this masterpiece. Almost 40 years after its release, 'Thriller' remains the best-selling album in history. And everything has a reason.

In the casting of the documentary you will find Quincy Jones, Bruce Swedien, Brad Buxer, Greg Philligannes, Sediah Garret, Taryl Jackson, Steve Porcaro, Rod Temperton, Freddy Demann, Al Schmitt, Brian Vibbert, Ed Cherney, Billy Johnson, Bryton James, John Robinson , Matt Forger, Bernie Grundman, Larry Williams, Michael Durham Prince, Jerry Hey, Dick Zimmerman, Paul Jackson, Roberta Swedien, Thomas Bahler, Nick Valentine, Ray Parker JR, Brad Sunberg, Vincent Paterson, Steve Lukather and Steven Ivory.

Note the participation in this documentary of Laura Serrano and Antonio Arias, two members of the Spanish forum Michael Jackson’s HideOut.

The official website on which you can register is sonicfantasymovie.com.

Source: MJ France / Billie Jean


Incredible 3D Artwork Of Michael Jackson. 17-04-'20

Alexander Marks is a self-taught 3D artist living in Brazil and he just created a Michael Jackson in 3D with elements of music from the 'King of Pop'. From his glove to his hat, from tapes and vinyl to instruments, this amazing portrait was created with all those elements!

What a piece of art which represents what a talented musician Michael Jackson is!

Alexander finished this 3D portrait of Michael Jackson, a personal project he been working on to challenge himself and further develop this style. He spent 1200+ hours on it, mostly on experimenting with several versions for each part. He really enjoyed the process. Alexander working on a new one to apply what he learned and take it to the next level.

MIchael Jackson 3D
Incredible 3D artwork of Michael Jackson created by Alexander Marks.

Check out Alex’s website too here.

Source: MJ Vibe / Billie Jean


Michael's Daughter Paris Star As Jesus In Upcoming Indie Movie 'Habit'. 14-04-'20

Paris JacksonParis Jackson has landed her most daring role yet.

Michael Jackson's 22-year-old daughter will play Jesus Christ in a new movie called 'Habit', which also stars Bella Thorne and Gavin Rossdale. In the very first look at the upcoming indie project, Paris' gender-bending take on the religious figure includes a nose ring, tousled waves and a traditional robe.

A press release says 'Habit' will follow a "street smart, party girl with a Jesus fetish [who] gets mixed up in a violent drug deal and finds a possible way out by masquerading as a Nun."

Producer Donovan Leitch also told Entertainment Weekly that music will also play a central role in the film, explaining, "We intentionally stacked the film with rock stars and will have a very rocking soundtrack."

Paris most recently appeared on MTV's 'Scream: The TV Series', and in 2018 she made her acting debut on Fox's musical drama 'Star'.

Outside her acting endeavors, Paris continues modeling and performing with boyfriend Gabriel Glenn in their acoustic rock group, The Sunflowers. In January, the Michael's little girl walked in Jean-Paul Gaultier's final runway show.

Of the opportunity, she told Vogue, "I was very nervous during the moments leading up to the walk, but once I stepped out there, all the anxiety faded away. The rush I got afterwards was similar to the one I get when I get off stage after performing with my band."

Habit does not yet have a release date. It is currently in post-production.

Source: E! News / Billie Jean


TV Program: Replay Of 'The Story Of Michael Jackson' On April 13 On CSTAR. 09-04-'20

The Story Of Michael JacksonAlready broadcast on June 10th 2019, the CSTAR television channel will offer a replay on April 13 at 9 p.m. of Olivier Richard's documentary titled 'The Story Of Michael Jackson'. Containing testimonies of artistic collaborators having worked with the 'King of Pop', the duration of this documentary is 1:45 minutes.

Here is the presentation for you:

Michael Jackson is still adored on five continents and turns out to be an even more unifying artist than Elvis Presley, the Beatles or Bob Marley. An incredible performer, performer and dancer, the 'King of Pop' was also an exceptional author and composer who wrote some of his greatest hits like 'Billie Jean' or 'Beat It'. Michael was also a precursor artist, repository of the great soul and R&B Motown tradition, he transcends it to propel it into the digital era (video, video games) while mixing it with multiple influences (hard rock, hip-hop, ethnic music).

Michael Jackson was a pioneer as we see little in music. He has multiplied records, the most prestigious being that of being the author of the best-selling album of all time, the famous 'Thriller'.

Directed from Los Angeles, this original documentary offers exceptional testimonies from his artistic collaborators but also to discover rare images, such as the storyboard of the 'Thriller' video clip which was produced by the illustrator and creator of the Rocketeer.

With testimonials from:

Paul Boutin (sound engineer on 'Invincible')
Rob Cohen (producer of 'The Wiz' for Motown and director of Fast & Furious)
Bobby Colomby (drummer for 'Blood, Sweat & Tears' and producer of The Jacksons)
Lamont Dozier (composer for Motown, artist)
Bruno ‘Taco’ Falcon (dancer, choreographer)
Tito Jackson (Jackson Five guitarist and Michael's brother)
Boogaloo Shrimp (dancer)
William Stout (designer and storyboarder, designer of Neverland).

Sombrero & Co production.

Source: Télé 7 Jours / Billie Jean


'The Real Story: An Intimate Look Into Michael's Visionary Business And Human Side' Book Is Released.
08-04-'20

The Real Story: An Intimate Look Into Michael's Visionary Business And Human Side Book CoverDieter Wiesner's brand new book 'Michael Jackson: The Real Story: An Intimate Look Into Michael's Visionary Business And Human Side' is released by publisher KingDoMedia in kindle format by Amazon France and on the Fnac website via the Kobo app.

Only in English and on 242 pages, this book by the former manager of Michael Jackson tells how two years after the death of the 'King of Pop', Dieter Wiesner spent time with Katherine Jackson who said to him then: You know, you were with him for a long time. You have to tell the story! You must tell my son's true story!

What sets this publication apart from the large amount of other Michael Jackson narratives available are the primary source documents which include transcripts of over fifteen voicemail messages readers will have access to for the first time.

Dieter Wiesner was inseparable from Michael during the 80-concert, five continent HIStory World Tour. After the tour, Dieter lived with Michael and his children for several years at the legendary Neverland Ranch.

Dieter Wiesner explains in his book that Michael Jackson’s mother helped him realize that it was his duty and his responsibility to tell his friend’s “real story”. The author says that this book is the direct result of inspiration and encouragement from Michael’s mother, Katherine Jackson.

Readers will get to know Michael Jackson the human being in a much deeper way — the Michael that few got to know and appreciate.

Publisher: KingDoMedia
Author: Dieter Wiesner, Yusuf Jah
Pages: 242
ISBN: 978-1732181397
Printed: ?
Guide price: 9,19 €

Order the book here at Amazon.

Source: Amazon / Billie Jean


MJ GloveJackson’s Iconic White Glove Sells For More Than £85,000. 06-04-'20

The crystal-studded piece was one of Jackson's most iconic items.

The iconic white glove worn by Michael Jackson has sold for more than £85,000 at auction.

The crystal-studded piece, which became an integral part of Jackson’s stage-wear during the Bad Tour, was snapped up by an anonymous buyer at auction in Texas

The buyer also received a letter showing confirming it was first donated to Unicef in 1998, alongside an envelope from the MJJ production company founded by Jackson, as The Sun reports.

Jackson is thought to have previously said of wearing it: ““I felt one glove was cool. Wearing two seemed so ordinary.”

 

Source: NME / Billie Jean


The Jacksons Victory Collection Book Cover'The Jacksons Victory Collection' Book Is Released. 03-04-'20

The Jackson Collector Book Series is growing. The newcomer 'The Jackson Victory Collection' is added to the 'Bad Single Collection' and the 'Backstage Pass Collection'.

The book is written by Christophe Charlot and published by Editions Chronica.

This new reference work for fans of Michael Jackson and the Jacksons, co-written by two great Belgian fans of the Jackson family, brings together, on more than a hundred pages, the greatest collectors linked to the latest album grouping the together of the Jacksons brothers.

From different versions of the album, from all over the world, to the single and a selection of essential pieces of merchandising, this book lists all the releases of a prosperous period for fans of the Jacksons.

Japan, Mexico, Brazil, Zimbabwe ... no country has escaped the list drawn up by the authors. Hundreds of references, all richly illustrated.

Just over 35 years after the release of 'Victory album, here is a book that will allow fans and collectors to make further discoveries in relation to this legendary album. This book, in deluxe edition and limited to 777 copies only, contains 105 pages, entirely devoted to 'Victory'.

This guide is intended as an informative tool while being very practical for fans. In addition to the presentation pages of records, cassettes, etc., 'The Jacksons Victory Collection' offers you, at the end, a summary, in the form of a listing, of all the pressings. This will allow you to check off those you have and see at a glance which ones you miss.

Publisher: Editions Chronica
Author: Christophe Charlot
Pages: 105
ISBN: ?
Printed: ?
Guide price: 25,90 €

Order the book here at Chronica.

Source: MJ France / Billie Jean


Previously Unreleased Footage Of Michael Surfaces At Gotta Have Rock And Roll. 03-04-'20

Some incredible never before seen footage of Michael Jackson at his Birthday party have been uploaded to YouTube. Also footage of Michael Jackson creating music in the studio and finally, footage of Michael with Nelson Mandela.

 

Source: Gotta Have Rock and Roll / YouTube / Billie Jean


Paris JacksonBirthday Of Paris. 03-04-'20

"Happy Birthday" to Paris, the daughter of Michael Jackson is celebrate her birthday and may blow out 22 candles.

Michael's daughter Paris is born on April 3rd, 1998 in Los Angeles, California, USA, it's "Michael's" 2nd child.

Paris Jackson is travelling the world and has become an influencer with an impressive following on Instagram of 3.5million people.

The babe, unlike many influencers, rarely shares sexy snaps but when she does, they win the game.

From topless displays, stunning gowns on red carpets, and flawless selfies, here are Paris' sexiest ever snaps

You are becoming such a beautiful young woman and we know that your Dad would be so very proud of you. We hope your special day brings all the laughter and magic you desire. You are in our hearts today and always. We love you!

Happy Birthday!”

Source: Billie Jean


Dan Reed Wants To Film Safechuck/Robson Court Cases. 03-04-'20

Thanks to fans who are diligent by examining all court documents, it has been revealed that Dan Reed will be present and even film part of the course cases with Safechuck and Robson against the Michael Jackson Estate.

The court has postponed the cases until June 11 due to Coronavirus COVID-19.

It is also said that some of the footage from 'Leaving Neverland' will be requested in court.

This will be a long journey to the final decision in court…

Safechuck/Robson Court Cases
The court documents show that Reed requested to cover the lawsuits and was granted access with limited film age.

Source: Twitter / TSCM / Billie Jean


Heal The World 2020'Heal The World 2020' Premiere. 03-04-'20

The Michael Jackson Estate will launch a brand new video called 'Heal The World 2020', a reaction to the Coronavirus COVID-19 which is ravaging the world right now.

Here the statement and information from the Michael Jackson Estate:

"We hope that this finds you healthy and safe during these uncertain ties. Feeling connected to a community while physically distancing is one of the most important things that you can do to help navigate the anxiety around coronaVirus. The Estate has created a new 'Heal The World' video specifically focusing on the current world crisis which will be shared on Facebook as a watch party, and wants to make sure that all of you have the opportunity to join and connect with other fans during this time. Michael’s music brings people together in a unique way, and this video watch party will be another way to connect with your fellow fans and feel comforted in this time. For anyone who hasn’t seen it the announcement and a short trailer can be seen on any of Michael’s social media pages (FacebookTwitterInstagram)."

Source: MJ Vibe / Billie Jean


Old Video Of 'King Of Pop' Twirl With Sri Lankan Classical Dancer Goes Viral. 02-04-'20

New Delhi (Sputnik): Twitter is relishing a video in which legendary American singer and dancer Michael Jackson shakes his leg with a Sri Lankan dancer performing India’s classical form, known as Odissi.

Tweeples are going gaga over a video of Sri Lankan dancer Yamuna Sangarasivam, who performed the classical Indian dance Odissi with the 'King of Pop' Michael Jackson in the song 'Black Or White' - a call to celebrate multiple cultures and confront racism. The old video which has garnered 1.4K views is now going viral, leaving social media in awe of the fusion.

Nuanced and coordinated dance movements of both the artists to a western song is a sight to behold. Sangarasivam was fully dressed in classical dance attire and performing the song with grace.

 

The video was shared on Wednesday (April 1) on the occasion of ‘Utakala Dibas’ foundation day of Odisha – the state from where the dance form Odissi originated. It is the oldest of the eight classical dances of India and is performed for the famous Hindu deity in the State – Jagannath.

Source: Sputnik / Billie Jean


Dan ReedDan Reed Might Be Broke Soon. 01-04-'20

In February, we announced that the distribution company for Dan Reed’s stupid documentary was up for closure, Kew Media Distribution is now trying to recoup some cash by selling their catalogue which includes 'Leaving Neverland' but Dan Reed and producers are claiming Kew hasn’t got the right to the documentary.

Oh boy! This is very messy and we all have a big smile on our faces about it! It’s like watching a live car crash with Dan Reed driving…

"Way before Kew went into administration, we terminated the 'Leaving Neverland' distribution contract for non-payment. They owe us a really significant chunk of money,” Amos Pictures boss Reed said. “We terminated that contract under English law, so I’m flabbergasted that the administrators now consider that that title is theirs to sell."

He added: "I want to put them on notice that they are not entitled to sell that film. It’s outrageous that having fallen down on their obligations and following a notice of termination, issued in accordance with the law, that they’re still pressing on with pretending they’re entitled to sell the program."

"We’re a small company and 'Leaving Neverland' is a big title. I’ve gone to considerable personal risk by going up against the Jackson estate. That is not something that you do lightly. I’m not going to let somebody take it away from me."

Reed said he is also continuing to chase the money he is owed for the sales of 'Leaving Neverland'. "We will get together and if necessary combine with the other creditors to fight and recover as much as possible from the sale of Kew and its assets," he said.

Hey Dan! That’s what happens: When you make shit, you get crap! Did you not say this was not about the money… clearly it is!

Let’s hope this will be over soon and Reed will be no longer making fictional movies!

Source: MJ Vibe / Billie Jean


Tiger King Star Claims Michael Jackson’s Alligators Were Killed In Joe Exotic’s Zoo Fire. 01-04-'20

Tiger KingTiger King star John Finlay has claimed the alligators that perished in Joe Exotic’s zoo fire belonged to Michael Jackson.

The Netflix hit – branded "bonkers" by viewers – tells the story of Exotic, a tiger trader embroiled in a rivalry with animal rights activist Carole Baskin.

Exotic is currently serving a 22-year prison sentence for crimes including trying to hire someone to murder Baskin.

Footage shown in the documentary sees Exotic discussing a blaze at his zoo. He said the animals involved were "boiling alive in a towering inferno."

Finlay, who was in a relationship with Exotic when Tiger King was filmed, spoke about Jackson’s animals in a new interview for Lights Out with David Wade.

He said: “My favourite animals were the alligators and crocodiles. A previous manager had gotten Michael Jackson’s alligators from the Neverland Ranch.

"We’d got some other ones from friends and stuff. They were the ones I really took care of most of the time."

According to a 2015 KXII article written after the fire took place, Exotic himself said: "The building can be replaced, the equipment can be replaced, but Michael Jackson’s alligators cannot be replaced."

Source: The Independent / Billie Jean

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