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Michael Jackson Slams Music Industry Executives
07/07/02 - King of Pop Michael Jackson spoke out against the music industry's treatment of black artists Saturday, speaking alongside New York civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton, Jacko is convinved that record companies conspire against their artists. Jackson spoke to crowd of around 350 people inside Sharpton's National Action Network headquarters in Harlem.
Michael went on saying that generations of black musicians have been hurt and manipulated by record companies. He made reference to his own legal dispute with Sony Music over whether or not they promoted his new album "Invincible," which reportedly cost about $30 million to make, fell out of the U.S. top 200 album chart in May after selling just 2 million copies in 28 weeks. By contrast, the new album by rapper Eminem sold as many copies in about two weeks.
Now, both Al Sharpton and lawyer Johnnie Cochran, who have started an initiative against what the two say is the exploitation of artists of all races and colors by record companies. Jackson acused Sony chief Tommy Mottola, calling him a racist and "devilish." He accused Mottola of using the word nigger when referring to his clients. With these clowns aside, Mischael himself was preaching to anybody that would listen... "When you fight for me, you're fighting for all black people, dead and alive,"
Charges that record companies have exploited minority artists are neither new nor limited to Jackson. Many have argued that African-American musicians have been withheld the riches generated by their creativity and performances for more than a century. With all this in mind, a spokesman for Sony said Jackson's comments were "ludicrous, spiteful and hurtful."
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A "Universal" Bill of Rights
Whacko Jacko proposed in a lecture at England's Oxford University that a "Children's Universal Bill of Rights" be installed in every home. His choice of good cause could raise some eyebrows -- in 1993 a 12-year-old boy accused Jackson of sexually molesting him. The singer denied any wrong-doing and no criminal charges were ever filed but he settled the matter out of court for an undisclosed sum. Jackson, at 42, has two children of his own by his former wife Deborah Rowe, who filed for divorce in 1999. He also was married briefly to Elvis Presley's daughter, Lisa Marie. An advance copy of the lecture indicated that Jackson would appeal for parents to read children bedtime stories and that children always be protected and adored. He was to lament the violence that is invading American schools, saying children should have the right to an education without having to dodge bullets.
The Oxford Union is no stranger to controversy and Jackson was to refer in his lecture to the illustrious guests who have graced the stage before him, including Albert Einstein and Malcolm X. "Our goal is simple: to recreate the parent-child bond, renew its promise, and light the way forward for all the beautiful children who are destined one day to walk this earth," the prepared speech said. Jackson was due to deliver the speech shortly after 8 p.m. but crowds of fans, bearing banners reading "We love you Michael, you are the King of Pop" and balancing ghetto-blasters belting out Jackson tracks from the eighties on their shoulders, gathered around the union buildings from early afternoon.
Jackson's "Heal the Kids" charity was founded last year in partnership with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, author of titles including "Kosher Sex" under the umbrella organization of the L'Chaim society, based in New York.
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