Ever since Prince’s untimely death in April, music fans across the globe have been posting memes about Prince meeting up with his supposed friend and fellow music icon, Michael Jackson, in heaven. However, fans of the two music superstars may be disappointed because new reports have revealed that MJ wasn’t always a fan of the Purple One.
According to new media reports, secret recordings of MJ from three decades ago when he was prepping his 1988 autobiography Moonwalker have surfaced and in them the King of Pop explains how Prince considered them to be bitter rivals.
“I don’t like to be compared to Prince at all,” MJ allegedly says in the recordings, before hinting at future tragedies for Prince. “I have proven myself since I was real little. It’s not fair. He feels like I’m his opponent. I hope he changes because boy, he’s gonna get hurt. He’s the type that might commit suicide or something.”
At another point in the recordings, MJ reportedly speaks about Prince’s character and claims that the “Purple Rain” singer was a mean person to be around. MJ also speaks about how Prince always considered him his rival.
“He was so rude, one of the rudest people I have ever met. Prince is very competitive. He has been very mean and nasty to my family,” he said.
MJ also allegedly spoke about a 1983 James Brown tribute that Prince performed at and he claimed that Prince fell off stage after he mistook a papier maché stage lamppost for a real one.
“He made a fool of himself. He was a joke. People were running and screaming. I was so embarrassed. It was all on video,” MJ allegedly said.
Well, Prince and MJ may not have been cool with each other in the late ’80s, but since the recordings were allegedly made 20 years before MJ’s death in 2009, it’s more than possible that the two superstars might have patched things up and made peace with each other in the end.