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EGYPT-BLACK EGYPT!- MICHAELBLACK EGYPT ! -MICHAEL JACKSON DID “DO YOU REMEMBER THE TIME” WITH BLACK AND BEAUTIFUL EDDIE MURPHY,IMAN,JOHN SINGLETON ATI PUT BLACK EGYPT ON THE AGENDA THEN! -FROM NATIONAL R&B MUSIC SOCIETY,INC. ON FACEBOOK

December 27, 2013

THERE WAS A TIME

BLACK “PRINCE”-with an AFRO! -on the COVER OF V magazine!

September 19, 2013

OUR BLACK SKINNED BEAUTY GABOUREY Sidibe WILL LEARN A LOT NOW ABOUT HER AFRICAN ROOTS AND LEARN TO BE PROUD OF AFRICA!

January 29, 2013

OUR BLACK SKINNED BEAUTY GABOUREY Sidibe WILL LEARN A LOT NOW ABOUT HER AFRICAN ROOTS AND LEARN TO BE PROUD OF AFRICA!

iHarlem Arts Alliance Presents: On the “A” w/Souleo

January 24, 2013 · No comments
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Actress Gabourey Sidibe Shines Light on Africa with ‘AfroPop’

Actress Gabourey Sidibe is ready to take on one of her most important roles to date as host of AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange, a documentary series highlighting contemporary life, art and pop culture in the African Diaspora. The fifth season of AfroPoP, produced by Black Public Media, premiered Tuesday, January 22 on public television’s WORLD channel, continuing on Tuesdays weekly through February 5, 2013.

Sidibe, who is best known for her Oscar-nominated performance in the film Precious, decided to accept the role of host as an opportunity to learn more about her roots. “I am part African—I am Senegalese. So I looked at it as a chance to get closer to where I am from,” she says.

Furthermore, she is hoping that this season, which focuses on human and women’s rights issues, will shatter myths about Africa. The challenge is not new for the Harlem- raised star, since as a young woman she had to combat stereotypes. “Growing up I was the African kid in my school. Every time I went back to Africa people thought I was sleeping in a bush and being chased by lions, but it wasn’t that. So I hope people can see themselves in this series and I hope it highlights that everyone struggles and celebrates.”

The universal human experience is also the core theme of visual artist Peter Wayne Lewis’ exhibition Paintings from the Middle Earth Part IV at Skoto Gallery. Special guests on opening night included legendary painter Ademola Olugebefola and writer of the exhibition’s e-catalog, Babacar M’Bow. The series of works presented visually unites themes of science, art and music as the artist’s fluid lines draw parallels between these worlds to demonstrate their interconnectedness. “There are creationists who think science is an aberration and not part of the equation,” Lewis says. “But it is only a description of the majesty of what you may say your God is, so it is all one in the same thing. Human beings, in our foibles, are trying to describe this gift we are given which is life.” The exhibition is on-view until February 23, 2013.

Further exploring themes of life is the exhibition Elements in Red, on view at New World Stages and curated by Bernard Stote. Works by artists such as Harlem Arts Alliance member Leon Nicholas Kalas, Joyce Yamada and Math-You explore this primary color and expand its connotations beyond passion and violence. “When I did the call for art I noticed getting such a diverse application from artists from blood and war to love to landscape,” says Stote. “It’s amazing how vibrant that color is and how many different themes it can invoke in artists.”

While this week offers opportunities to check out all of the aforementioned projects, you’ll also want to support upcoming events including actress/comedian Kim Coles’ one-woman show, Oh But Wait, There’s More and Keith Sweat’s appearance at MIST Harlem.

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The Harlem Arts Alliance is a not for profit arts service organization celebrating 10 years of service to a prestigious list of members such as the Apollo Theater, the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, Columbia University, Harlem Stage (Aaron Davis Hall) and over 850 more cultural/arts institutions and individuals. The weekly column, Harlem Arts Alliance Presents: On the “A” w/Souleo, covers the intersection of the arts, culture and entertainment scene in Harlem and beyond and is written by Souleo, founder and president of event/media content production company, Souleo Enterprises, LLC.

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GABOUREY SIDIBE-BLACK SKINNED BEAUTY SUPEME

January 4, 2013

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>RICK ROSS STORMS NIGERIA AND GOES BACK TO AFRICA!

May 16, 2011

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RICK ROSS STORMS LAGOS!!

By on Thursday, 16th December 2010 RICK ROSS STORMS LAGOS!! thumbnail What’s said to be the hottest concert this year happens to be Rick Ross’s concert at the Eko hotel in Lagos Nigeria! Apparently Kilimanjaro entertainment (the sponsors )in association with storm 360 have planned what has been tagged the “Lagos shutdown concert” which Rick Ross.
The concert is being headlined by Rick Ross, but guess what other superstars from Naija, including MI and Naeto C will also be featured at the mega concert. We’re excited and we will be keeping you posted on December 27 at EKO hotel! Naijagal will be in the house so stop by and say hello!
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  1. Amebo says:

    Gawd Rick! Put a f**king shirt on & cover those nasty tattoos, flab, & dog nipples! I don’t care how much money u got, I CAN’T fux wid dat mess! Ewww!

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At the Storm 360/Kilimanjaro Lagos Shutdown Concert…

January 10, 2011 8:01 am

The Storm 360/Kilimanjaro, Lagos Shutdown Concert, which held on Monday, 27th December, 2010 at the prestigious Expo Center of Eko Hotel will be remembered as the standout show amongst the multitude of events that took place over the festive season.
The concert, which was expertly anchored by the Beat 99.9 FM’s Olisa Adibua, featured American rapper Rick Ross, as the leading artiste of the show. Also on the team of performers were some of Nigeria’s own finest musicians – Whiz Kid, Ice Prince, Dr SID, Sasha, YQ, Naeto C, MI. Together with the talented DJ Neptune, all the artistes thrilled the audience with hit after hit, while Olisa skillfully knitted each part of the concert into a perfect script. As Rick Ross finally stepped on stage, the expectant crowd went wild – even the VIP guests refused to be left out – screaming along the lyrics as he performed his hit tracks, ‘One Nation Under God’ and ‘BMF’.

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WHEN STORM360/KILIMAJARO SHUT DOWN LAGOS WITH RICK ROSS, NAETO C AND OTHERS

Rick Ross

The Storm 360/Kilimanjaro, Lagos Shutdown Concert, which held on Monday, 27th December, 2010 at the prestigious Expo Center of Eko Hotel will be remembered as the standout show amongst the multitude of events that took place over the festive season.

Naeto C

The concert, which was expertly anchored by the Beat 99.9 FM’s Olisa Adibua, featured American rapper Rick Ross, as the leading artiste of the show. Also on the team of performers were some of Nigeria’s own finest musicians – Whiz Kid, Ice Prince, Dr SID, Sasha, YQ, Naeto C, MI. Together with the talented DJ Neptune, all the artistes thrilled the audience with hit after hit, while Olisa skillfully knitted each part of the concert into a perfect script. As Rick Ross finally stepped on stage, the expectant crowd went wild – even the VIP guests refused to be left out – screaming along the lyrics as he performed his hit tracks, ‘One Nation Under God’ and ‘BMF’.
For all who attended the show, one thing was obvious – Lagos shut down!
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>AKON! -BLACK SKINNED HANDSOME BLACK MAN STARS IN NIGERIA-ILLORIN,OCT.2,2010!

November 8, 2010

>FROM jaguda.com

Live in Kwara state was some of the biggest events of the Independence Day weekend for Nigeria turning 50. The concert was held on October 2nd at Metropolitan Square in Illorin, Kwara State. The Concert featured International artist, Akon along with the biggest names in Naija entertainment, Dbanj, Sasha, Naeto C, Wande Coal, P-Square, YQ, Sauce Kid & co. Check out pics:
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Akon
Akon
Wande Coal
Wande Coal
YQ
Crazy Crowd In Illorin
Dbanj
Dbanj
The Eva Blazing DJ Neptune
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Naeto C
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  1. Khalvict says:

    Akon was da man.they al tried but their crazy stunt wasn’t crazy enough.

  2. HALIMAT says:

    infact that day is most happest in my life for seening Akon 4 live,oh i love akon so much,barvo!! to our dear governor of kwara state (bukola saraki)

  3. nexus says:

    ummm dbanj looks a little crazy almost busted without his sunglasses..so does naeto c. psquare taking off their shirts for men?! ok oh!

MICHAEL JACKSON WAS BLEACHING!-THIS THE ECONOMIST OBITUARY TALKS ABOUT IT TOO!

March 18, 2010

THIS OBITUARY REFERS TO MICHAEL JACKSON’S BLEACHING(WHICH WOULD HAD KILLED HIM NEXT !)
哪怕对于一个近来被写滥了的话题和人物,经济学人都能写出与众不同的感觉。
丰富的词藻、极具画面感的描写,使得解释成为多余。仅粘贴于此,美文共赏。
Michael Jackson
Jul 2nd 2009
From The Economist print edition
Michael Jackson, pop star, died on June 25th, aged 50
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FIRST, the songs. The light, infectious lilt of “Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough”. The sheer, vicious swoop of “Speed Demon”. The soft, syncopated sadness of “Billie Jean”, or the raucous shouts of “Bad”. His high, pure tenor was shot through with the little yips and sighs he had learnt from Diana Ross. And behind it lay the astonishing confidence of child-star Michael in “I’ll Be There” or “Rockin’ Robin”, with each note treble-true and each time-change as natural as taking breath.
Next, the dancing, springing from the music like a bird out of a trap. Pointing, jerking, thrusting, with rage in his feet, as Fred Astaire said once. He was at war with the floor as it slid away in the Moonwalk, and with the air as he spun through it. He danced with his knees, on tiptoe, hunching his shoulders to his ears. His splayed hand pulled at his crotch as if emasculation would be sweet to him.
The show was everything. Lights made a giant of him as he stood motionless: one white, glittering, gloved hand raised, fedora pulled down at a slant. Under the tight, too-short trousers, sequinned socks (“No one would recognise Bruce Springsteen by his socks”). On stage he felt truly alive, invincible, “unlimited”. He would appear in explosions of smoke and fire, or fly away like an astronaut. On his videos he was a leader of crowds, prowling the city in “Thriller” (1983) in an outfit red as blood. P.T. Barnum was his model, crossed with Walt Disney. He wanted his life to be “the greatest show on earth”. And so, for much of the 1980s and 1990s, it was, with “Thriller” the biggest-selling album ever, eight Grammys in 1983, his dark, lavish videos a staple of the fledgling MTV channel and his place as the King of Pop assured.
In Neverland
What lay behind it? He told his biographer, Randy Taraborrelli, that he had “deep, dark secrets”. They were encased in a voice as soft as a whisper, a handshake that felt like a cloud, a face as pale and delicate as plastic surgery and

    Porcelana skin-bleach could make it

. Dark glasses and surgical masks kept the world away from him. On his estate at Neverland in southern California, remote from the “normal people” who might grab and scratch him, he lived like a child with blank-eyed mannequins, pet snakes and Ferris wheels. He shared his meals with a chimpanzee and his bed with young boys, “the most loving thing to do”. People spread rumours about him, even twice accused him of sexual abuse, but he was never proved guilty of anything: except love, and desire for lost childhood, and a longing to be Peter Pan.
But that too was a show. Behind it was a man who could not bear to hear that Elvis still surpassed him, or that Madonna had won a Grammy when he hadn’t. He could force hard deals and millions of dollars out of Motown, CBS and Sony in face-to-face confrontations; he could fire his manager and his lawyer, after years of service, without a trace of sentiment, for letting down the brand; he could beat Paul McCartney to the Beatles’ back catalogue and exploit it ruthlessly, despite their friendship. He performed for 18 years with his four elder brothers in the Jackson 5, the bouncing, grinning child from Gary, Indiana transforming into a global megastar, then left them as brutally as he had always upstaged them. But the family never left him.

    He blanked Joseph Jackson from his life and excised him from his face

, but could not forget his father’s exhortation to be “a winner, not a loser”. Perfectionism, like distrust, had been beaten into him.
What show business required, he had also learnt, was to give the fans what they wanted. If they demanded fantasies, he would provide them. (“The longer it takes them to discover [who I am], the more famous I will be.”) From the end of the 1980s he devised ever more headline-grabbing ventures: bidding for the bones of the Elephant Man, sleeping in an oxygen chamber, appearing in toyshops and galleries in garish wigs and moustaches. Dates were arranged with Tatum O’Neal and Brooke Shields to prove he was all man, rather than the shrinking virgin of his other public self. Two marriages were undertaken, three children vicariously produced.
Oddness overshadowed his real, hard-won achievements: world adulation for a black pop star, the birth of video celebrity, and millions of dollars given to black causes. If the press stayed on his weird story, he believed, his records would sell. The risk was that the weirdness would multiply until he was hardly human.
His last public appearance, before his death of apparent cardiac arrest, was to announce a series of 50 sold-out concerts in London. Hours before his death he was rehearsing for them, exuding joy, energy and sharp judgment. His glitter jackets, the tabloids claimed later, hid a body that was half-starved, subsisting on painkillers. Though he was worth $1.3 billion, said the Sun, he died with debts of $300m.
But he had sold 750m albums and, from Riga to Rio, children danced like him. In the words of his “Dirty Diana”,
That’s OK
Hey baby do what you want
I’ll be your night lovin’ thing
I’ll be the freak you can taunt
And I don’t care what you say
I want to go too far
I’ll be your everything
If you make me a star

VOODOO IS STRONG IN HAITI AND IS HELPING THE PEOPLE NOW RISE AGAIN!

February 24, 2010

from news@independent.uk.co

Voodoo: The old religion rises from the rubble in Haiti

In the aftermath of one of the world’s worst earthquakes, priests and missionaries are competing for the souls of a traumatised population. Kim Sengupta reports from Port-au-Prince

Monday, 1 February 2010

HAITI'S HEAD VOODOO PRIEST AND WIFE

Every evening, Monique Henri offers thanks to the voodoo deity Ogu Feray at a shrine in her home for sparing her family from the earthquake. She used to be a regular worshipper at her local Catholic church. But these days she goes there less often.

The disaster has moved voodoo centre-stage in Haiti. Yesterday, 1,000 members of the national convention of voodoo priests met in an emergency session to formulate their response to it. Failure to take decisive action, they warned, could bring down another disaster on the shattered country.

The devastation in Haiti has led many in the traumatised population to seek solace in faith and mysticism and there has been a move by some to turn back towards the old religion, with a marked rise in the numbers taking part in voodoo ceremonies and rituals.
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The “day of calamity”, as Haitians call it, was greeted by some Christian fundamentalists in the US with sanctimonious Schadenfreude rather than compassion. Pat Robertson, the former presidential candidate and spiritual guide of the Republican right, declared that the thousands dead an injured got what they deserved because they had made a “pact with the devil”.

And in the quake’s aftermath, the island has seen a surge of religious organisations, Christian, Jewish, Muslim and even Sikh, mostly offering relief, but some also proselytising.

The Scientologists have the highest profile, with one of their most prominent members, Hollywood star John Travolta, flying in members of the church and supplies, on his private jet. An outfit called Faith Comes By Hearing have sent 600 solar powered Bibles. The Church of the True Path recommends that Haitians should cleanse themselves by fasting – something which many are already doing, albeit involuntarily.

But the foreigners have trouble competing with voodoo, the fusion of African religions and Christianity which found its first adherents among the original slave population, and which is now deeply ingrained in the culture of the country.

It’s a faith that leaps barriers: as the Haitian saying goes, people here are “60 per cent Catholic, 40 per cent Protestant and 100 per cent voodoo.”

“If everything is good, they go to church,” said Pierre Andre Laguerre, a parish priest at Sainte Bernadette Church in Port-au-Prince .””If something bad is happening to them, they go to the voodoo priest to get help.”

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Ms Henri, 36, who has three children, sees no contradiction between her voodoo and her Christian worship. Wearing a silver crucifix over her brown jumper, she said “We all believe in God. But I also feel voodoo is powerful. We feel the luas [deities] will protect us from further dangers. We are all seeking answers to what happened.”

Standing beside her, Clavius Philisquer, 72, was keen to point out “Voodoo is part of our history, our culture. It unified us when we fought in the war of independence against the French. Voodoo gave power to the black people, that is why some Western countries say bad things about the religion. I have seen how the luas can cure people who have become mentally ill because they were possessed. It is real.”

Max Beauvoir, the chief hungan, or priest of the voodoo hierarchy, was busy at his home in Mariani, near Port-au-Prince, distributing bags of rice to his followers. “This is the first relief that the voodoo people have received,” he said. “We are being discriminated against. The aid distribution is being done by American Protestants who seem to have taken over the airport. We know what Pat Robertson said, it was ignorant, but it is part of trying to denigrate voodoo and promote evangelism”.

Mr Beauvoir, 75, a biochemist trained at the Sorbonne and in New York, said “We have suffered from the Hollywood version of voodoo, with blood sacrifices and pins being stuck into dolls. They try to denigrate us, the man from Hollywood who became president talked about ‘voodoo economics’ and he left America with one of the worst budget deficits in its history.

“In reality, what has happened in the earthquake is the end of an era. It has turned many more people towards us. They realise that we cannot go on the way we were. There are changes taking place spiritually throughout the world. We have had white people joining us from the US, Britain and Germany. Many of them are successful people, but belief in voodoo has made them even more successful.

“But the way the Christian missionaries are doing their conversion is wrong. They are going after the most vulnerable people. They are going after children. Why do you think they want to take so many of our children away for adoption?”

The UN and relief agencies have warned of an increase in child smuggling. Nadine Perrault, Unicef’s child protection officer for the region, says “This is a huge, huge opportunity for the gangs. There’s lots of evidence of the traffickers moving fast, using all sorts of means.” A Canadian priest, Pastor Noel Asmonin, said he was offered a young boy for $50 at a refugee centre.

Growing Haitian anger at their children being taken across the border was fuelled by the arrest of 10 American Baptists at Port-au-Prince as they tried to take 33 young orphans, aged from two months to 12 years, into the Dominican Republic.

The Haitian authorities claim that the group, the Haitian Orphan Rescue Mission, from Idaho, lacked authorisation. The government now requires the personal authorisation of the Prime Minister, Jean-Max Bellerive, for the removal of any child.

Defending the group’s action, its leader, Laura Silsby, said: “In this chaos, we are just trying to do the right thing.” Sean Lankford of Meridian, Idaho, whose wife and 18-year-old daughter are due to appear at a court today charged with trafficking, protested. “Nothing can be further from the truth. The children were going to get the clothes, food and love they need.”

Haitians bitterly point out that while trying to take their young to America, the US authorities have imposed restrictions on earthquake victims being taken there for medical treatment. Medical air-lifts came to a halt after Charlie Crist, the Florida Governor, warned that hospitals in his state, which has been receiving most the of the patients, are “quickly reaching saturation”. However, there was a beacon of hope for many with the announcement last night that Medevac evacuation flights to the US would resume “within 12 hours”.

“Having received assurances that additional capacity exists both here and among our international partners, we determined that we can resume these critical flights,” White House spokesman Tommy Vietor said, adding that Florida was identifying hospitals to receive the patients.

American doctors working in Haiti have warned that the only hope of survival for many critically ill patients lies in removal to a US hospital. Dr Barth Green, who has come from Miami, said at a field hospital near the international airport: “We have a hundred patients who will die in the next day or two if we don’t Medevac them.” His colleague, Dr David Pitcher, pointed to five-year-old Betina Joseph suffering from tetanus lying on a cot with flies buzzing around her. “If we can’t save her by getting her out right away, we won’t save her”.

White House spokesman Tommy Vietor said: “There has been no policy decision to suspend evacuee flights. This situation arose because we started to run out of room.”

Some evangelical relief workers have seized on reports which appear to show that voodoo’s “real dark side” has begun to show itself. One prevalent belief, it is claimed, is that loup-garou have emerged from the torn earth to prey on humans. The word is French for werewolf, but it also applies to other animals which possess men and women and impel them to suck the blood of children.

According to the same reports night-time patrols have been organised in some neighbourhoods against the malignant spirits, and there have been reports of a lynching at a refugee camp, La Grotte. Michaelle Casseus, one of the camp residents, said ” After the earthquake, the loup-garou fled from prison. He was boasting that he was in jail because he was caught eating children. During the night, he went into the tents and tried to take someone’s child. He was killed.”

The Independent could not find any loup-garou patrols in Port-au-Prince, and Haitian officials say the death at the refugee camp was the result of an attempted child snatching for trafficking rather than vampirism.

Anthony Pascal, a senior hungan in the capital Port-au-Prince, stressed ” Voodoo is not about black magic. It is a combination of various religions including Christianity and it was started partly as a reaction to the brutality of slavery. It is not there to harm people, but to help and protect them.

“We have a lot of beliefs modern people should believe in. For example, we believe that trees have spirits which we should not harm otherwise we will all suffer. But then we had deforestation here and the ecology suffered.”

Mr Pascal is better known as Kompe Filo, the host of a popular television show. He and his fellow priests, he claims, foresaw the earthquake. “We knew something big was going to happen six months ago and it would involve an upheaval.”

God’s anger with man was the cause of this upheaval, Mr Pascal insisted, a view echoed by Protestant and Catholic priests on the island. “People have turned away from spiritual values. They have become too obsessed with money. They are losing their humanity. That is why this happened. People realise that and that is why they are joining us more and more.”

Exactly how many are joining, however, is open to conjecture. Among the hundreds gathered outside Mr Beauvoir’s house waiting for the food distribution was 76-year-old Andy Jameau. “All the people around here are supposed to be Voodoo believers,” he said. “But I would say around 40 per cent are not that and I am one of them. I would say I am Voodoo, Catholic or anything if it means I would get food for my family. I believe in any God who fills my stomach.”

OBAMA-BLACK MUSIC AT THE BLACK HOUSE!-Video- Smokey Robinson, Jennifer Hudson and The Blind Boys of Alabama Perform

February 14, 2010

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QUINCY JONES ON MICHAEL JACKSON’S BLEACHING-“MICHAEL JACKSON BLEACHED HIS SKIN BECAUSE HE “DIDN’T WANT TO BE BLACK”-FROM ENTERTAINMENTWISE.COM,JULY 3,2009

September 29, 2009

FROM entertainmentwise.com

BROTHER QUINCY JONES

BROTHER QUINCY JONES

MICHAEL JACKSON,BLACK AND HANDSOME BUT HIS BLACK FATHER TOLD HIM HE WAS UGLY WITH A VERY UGLY BIG NOSE!BLACK PARENTS STOP THIS ABUSE OF BEAUTIFUL BLACK FEATURES!

MICHAEL JACKSON,BLACK AND HANDSOME BUT HIS BLACK FATHER TOLD HIM HE WAS UGLY WITH A VERY UGLY BIG NOSE!BLACK PARENTS STOP THIS ABUSE OF BEAUTIFUL BLACK FEATURES!

BLEACH AND BE A  MONSTER LIKE MICHAEL JACKSON BECAME!

BLEACH AND BE A MONSTER LIKE MICHAEL JACKSON BECAME!

MJ DOING "WE ARE THE WORLD"

Quincy Jones: Michael Jackson Bleached Skin Because He ‘Didn’t Want To Be Black’
The producer speaks out about his friend’s obsession with his appearance…
Friday 03rd Jul 2009

Thriller producer Quincy Jones says that his pal Michael Jackson bleached his skin because he “didn’t want to be black”.

The singer always claimed that his increasingly pale appearance was the result of Vitiligo, a chronic condition that causes patches of skin to lose pigment.

However, Quincy – who also worked with Michael on Off The Wall and Bad – dismisses this explanation as “bulls**t”.

He says in a candid new interview: “I don’t believe in any of that bulls**t, no. No. Never.

“I’ve been around junkies and stuff all my life. I’ve heard every excuse. It’s like smokers – ‘I only smoke when I drink’ and all that stuff. But it’s bulls**t.

“You’re justifying something that’s destructive to your existence. But when somebody’s hell-bent on it, you can’t stop ’em.

“What his face turned into is ridiculous. Chemical peels and all of it. And I don’t understand it. But he obviously didn’t want to be black. You see his kids?”

Quincy suggests Michael was a hypochondriac, but is unable to explain why his friend had such a problem with the way he looked.

“He’d come up with, ‘Man, I promise you I have this disease,’ and so forth, and ‘I have a blister on my lungs,’ and all that kind of bulls**t,” he tells Details.

“It’s hard, because Michael’s a Virgo, man – he’s very set in his ways. You can’t talk him out of it.

“I’m just a musician and a record producer. I’m not a psychiatrist. I don’t understand all that stuff. We all got problems.”

Black to white: Michael’s changing appearance

After learning of his friend’s death, Quincy praised Michael for his “talent, grace, professionalism and dedication” in an emotional tribute.

Michael Joseph Jackson was born in Gary, Indiana on August 29, 1958. He was the seventh child of nine children to Joseph and Katherine Jackson and was born into a typical working class family. The city of Gary is 25 miles from downtown Chicago and is famous for its massive steel industry. It took its name from the chairman of U.S. Steel, Elbert H Gary, and is nicknamed ‘City of Century’ – we’re hoping for ironic reasons. (Image: WENN.com)


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