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WMA founder Tells the TRUTH

Update 11/24/06

According to reports, the WMA Organizer
says the profits from the event goes to fund a hospital in Africa, that Michael
is a part of the charity effort and that no fees were paid to the artists for
their appearance/performance.  Each
artist made the decisions about what and or if they would perform.

While it’s very commendable that the
profits will go to charity, the fact remains that the WMA website clearly
stated that Michael would appear on stage as part of a spectacular tribute to
Thriller for it’s 25th anniversary, which not only did not happen, but was
never intended to happen.  The statement is misleading advertisement, at
best, and I think, at the very least, the WMA owes the people who purchased
tickets an apology, because Michael was not on stage as part of or during the
Thriller tribute. 
Their website should not have
said that he would be because the fact that it did seemed to confirm the rumor and imho, makes them just as responsible for it as the press.  -Monica

11/20/06

World Music Awards founder Melissa Corken has spoken out in
defence of Jackson’s ‘performance’ at the bash last Wednesday night.

Talking to MTV UK News,
she said, "Let’s get this straight, Michael was coming to collect an
award, not perform. He doesn’t have a record ready.

"The press picked up
on a rumour that he was going to sing ‘Thriller’. He was NEVER going to
perform ‘Thriller’. It was always going to be Chris Brown performing as
a tribute".

She continued,
"Michael was a little overwhelmed by (the press stories).

He said I can’t do
‘Thriller’ because I haven’t done it for ten years.

"He wasn’t quite ready
to perform but he wanted to do something more than just accept his award so he
decided to sing some of ‘We Are The World’. He was courageous enough to
do that."

Melissa told us the overall
vibe of the show was overwhelmingly positive.

"He’s played two times
at the WMAs already but this time was even more explosive – I’ve never felt
energy like that before. It was just wonderful. Over 10,000 people from all
across the world came to see him.

"I love Michael,
everyone assumes he’s a diva but he’s not – he demands nothing. He’s just a
really nice simple man. I went to see him and his beautiful children chilling
in their hotel room."

And despite all the stick
he also got for his appearance, Melissa told us that up close Michael looks
fine. "He has beautiful skin and nice hair. He was looking good."


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