Michael Jackson hugging his stage family after a live performance in the 1988 Bad Tour
A Michael Jackson emergency: in 1985 Michael sought out the guitarist on the song “Dancefloor” by Zapp, who was Roger Troutman, who did end up doing some work on the Bad album with MJ, reportedly on a demo version of Smooth Criminal.
Roger, Spin, 1988:
"Michael Jackson called me to work on Bad. He said he was impressed with my song ‘The Dance Floor’ and liked its guitar sound. I actually went to his house and worked with him. Everybody kept telling to be careful and not to rub him the wrong way, but I just acted like myself-it tickled the hell out of him, I was just cussing and being myself, doing different things, wandering off into some crazy episodes."
On “Zapp V”, released in 1989, Roger had this message for MJ in his liner notes:
"Thanks also to Michael Jackson for giving so many of us that continued hope, and for being the ever-bright shining star; and thanks for allowing me the great privilege of visiting your home and studio. Thanks, Michael, also for honoring my music by putting it on your "bad" Bad album."
OH MAN NO WAY I AM NOT WORTHY OH GOD THANK YOU ANON
Michael Jackson Flipbook Animation
YT video by Napper RK
Michael Jackson at the American Music Awards 1993
He’s so adorable!
MICHAEL WINS!! THE FAVORITE VANITY FAIR COVER OF ALL TIME!!!
HE WON! YAA HOO