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“People Are Crazy”

So sayeth Michael Jackson, who has become known as somewhat of an expert on the subject.

Michael Jackson has said that negative media coverage and constant rumours about his personal life have not made him bitter. While acknowleging his reputation as a freak, the pop singer told a magazine he just brushes off criticism and remains grateful to the fans who brought him fame.

“I don’t pay attention to that,” the 49-year-old told Ebony magazine. “In my opinion, it’s ignorance. It’s usually not based on fact. … Every neighborhood has the guy who you don’t see, so you gossip about him. You see those stories about him, there’s the myth that he did this or he did that. People are crazy!”

Despite a life-time of mega-stardom, Jackson says he has barely changed since releasing his 1980s blockbuster Thriller.

“That Michael is probably the same Michael here,” he claimed in the magazine, to be published on Monday.

Yep. He’s hardly changed.

The father-of-three added his long term ambition was always to raise children.

“I just wanted to get certain things accomplished first. But I always had this tug in the back of my head, the things I wanted to do, to raise children, have children. I’m enjoying it very much.”

Some might say a little too much.

“I still feel grateful” for all the success, said the singer, who has sold more than 750 million albums worldwide.

But he criticised modern artists for trying to mask a lack of creativity by making excuses.

Who would have thought Jacko was against masking?

By the way, here’s the cover of the edition of Ebony magazine featuring the interview.

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Looks more like ivory to me.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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