Michael Jackson had always maintained that the blockbuster classic song he wrote and produced, 1983’s “Billie Jean,” was inspired by the legion of crazed female fans who falsely claimed one of his brothers had fathered their children.
It turns out, however, that the famously androgynous Jackson, whose sexuality was often called into question, might have written the all-time popular song from his own experience with ’80s soul singer Miki Howard. Her son, B. Howard, aka Brandon Howard, has produced what he claims is a legitimate DNA test that proves that he is the offspring of the King of Pop.
B. Howard is now 31 years old. The Thriller album was released 32 years ago and “Billie Jean” was written somewhere between 1981 and ’82. So, as unlikely as it seems, fans are now speculating that MJ was actually inspired to write the sizzling single from his own experience.
So while we’re wondering how MJ’s surviving children, Prince and Paris and Blanket, are taking in this information, take a look at what MJ fans had to say on Twitter below: