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5 Things you don’t know about Michael Jackson

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MIchael the perfectionist

5 Things you don’t know about Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009, is the greatest entertainer to ever walk the earth. He had it all, the fame, the money, the glory, the beauty, the talent, the voice and the passion but he was a mere human. Most people can’t seem to look beyond all that to see the real Michael Jackson as he truly is.

Here we look into 5 things you don’t know about the legendary pop star, MJ.

  1. Michael Jackson was a shy man:

Yes, Michael was very shy. He suffered from anxiety disorder and depression. Which was from frequent emotional and physical abuse, he experienced from his father in his childhood days.

Shy Michael Jackson

Shy Michael Jackson

His father was accountable for all the sufferings, he had suffered. Whether it’s insomnia, anxiety, depression or shyness. That was the main reason, he took to drugs to control his disorders and perform at his best at concerts.

In public, he was seen to be reclusive, and very unlikely to show his real self to the public. He craved privacy. Although he was known to be a prankster in private, very active and forward.

Most of the time he just wanted to be left alone.

 

2. Jackson the perfectionist:

He was a rigid perfectionist and the most driven entertainer the world had ever seen. Harrison Funk, Michael’s photographer who watched the star evolve from teen idol to world-class superstar addresses Michael’s perfectionist persona thus;

“What genius isn’t complex?” Funk asked. “I would put him up there with Da Vinci and Michelangelo and Beethoven and Picasso.”

Funk said Jackson would ask him every night if he had “made magic.”

“He couldn’t wait to see the pictures because he wanted to see the magic,” Funk recalled.

Even Michael had something to say about this: “I’m never satisfied with anything ‘cause I do believe deeply in perfection. If you’re satisfied with everything, you’re just going to stay at one level and the world will move ahead.” – Michael Jackson

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3. Severed family ties:

Michael Jackson had never hidden the fact that he wasn’t close to all the members of his family. Despite sharing the stage at some point his career with his brothers, as a part of the 80s band The Jackson 5. The late King of Pop quickly felt it was important to distance himself from most of his relatives as time went by.

Jackson maintains a distant relationship with the rest of his family

Jackson maintains a distant relationship with the rest of his family

He had a seriously strained relationship with his father, Joe Jackson, and it was years later that the public finally discovered who Joe really was, as a parent.

An anonymous user on Quora.com believes that;

“Michael Jackson was envied by his siblings!

“He was the star and they all wanted to be the star. However, he took Marlon and Tito on a trip to the Caribbean in 1979 whereby he paid for everything. It was the first time in a long time they bonded. They had a great time as three brothers”

“In 1991, he did the same with Jermaine and the same happened. Their relationship blossomed until 1994 when they had a falling out for a short time.”

Another user, Denny say;

“All of the Jackson’s growing up feared their father, he was a horrible person for many reasons, so when Michael turned 18 and became an adult, he went out on his own,

“It made the other’s anger or at least the ones addicted to the limelight. La’Toya Jackson is not talented at all, she made her money writing tabloid articles about her family.

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4. His wives: 

Michael Jackson’s first wife was Lisa Marie Presley, the only child of Elvis Presley.

They got married in 1994 and had a peaceful divorce in 1996. However, they remained on good terms till the demise of the pop star.

Debbie Rowe is the mother of Michael Jackson's first two children, Prince and Paris Jackson

Debbie Rowe is the mother of Michael Jackson’s first two children, Prince and Paris Jackson

Debbie Rowe is the mother of Michael Jackson’s first two children, Prince and Paris Jackson.

Debbie Rowe is an American nurse, popularly known for her marriage to Michael Jackson, with whom she bore two children.

They met while she was working as a nurse in Dr Arnold Klein’s dermatology office, where Jackson was being treated for his vitiligo skin condition.

She said that after Jackson’s divorce, he was really upset at the possibility that he might never become a father.

Rowe, being a longtime Jackson fan, proposed to have his children. In an interview with Playboy, Lisa Marie said that she knew at the time that she and Jackson were married, that Rowe wanted to have his children and that Rowe had “a crush on him.”

The pair divorced in 1999 and years later in 2016, she was diagnosed with cancer.

 

5. Billie Jean doesn’t exist:

Despite the song being the subject of one of his biggest hits, the woman in question – who the song admits to having been carrying Jackson’s unborn son – is mere/pure fiction.

“The girl in the song is a composite of people my brothers have been plagued with over the years,” Jackson wrote in his memoir Moonwalker.

Michael Jackson - Billie Jean

Michael Jackson – Billie Jean

The video brought Jackson’s new look of a leather suit, pink shirt, red bow tie and his signature single white glove to life. It was a fashion statement copied by kids throughout the United States.

The dressing style was so popular that one school in New Jersey, Bound Brook High, had to ban students from coming to class wearing white gloves.

 

 

 

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