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Michael Jackson needed tour money for house

Michael Jackson needed tour money for house

Jun 13 2013, 6:24am CDT | by

Michael Jackson needed the money from his This Is It shows to buy a house. The 'Thriller' hitmaker once had millions of dollars - generated by selling an estimated 200 million records in his...

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Michael Jackson needed tour money for house

Jun 13 2013, 6:24am CDT | by

Michael Jackson needed the money from his This Is It shows to buy a house.

The 'Thriller' hitmaker once had millions of dollars - generated by selling an estimated 200 million records in his unparalleled music career - but during the ongoing wrongful death lawsuit his family have brought against promoters AEG on Wednesday (12.06.13) it became apparent his fortunes were dwindling.

AEG executive, Randy Philips, told the court how the singer had planned his 50 date comeback residency in London, to make enough money to buy a home for him and his three children, Prince Michael, 16, Paris, 15, and Blanket, 11, as he was fed up of them "living like vagabonds."

Randy added he had an emotional meeting with Michael in 2008 where the singer insisted he was tired of shuttling from a rented house in Las Vegas, Nevada, to a hotel in Los Angeles, California.

When the pair met the next day, Michael then insisted he wanted to buy a 40,000 square-foot mansion costing a staggering $93 million, but didn't have the cash. After persuading him it would be a ridiculous decision to blow the money on the plush property, Randy said Michael eventually settled on renting the home where he eventually died, from acute Propofol intoxication, just days before his comeback was scheduled to start.

The Jackson family are suing AEG Live for hiring and not properly investigating Dr. Conrad Murray, who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for supplying and administering the medication which killed Michael in June 2009.

Source: Bang Showbiz

 
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‘Insanely Jealous’ Michael Jackson Almost Drove Niece To Death After Ending Her Relationship With Wade Robson, Family Insider Says – ‘Michael Was The Puppet Master!’

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“Wacko Jacko” allegedly has struck again. An “insanely jealous” Michael Jackson once destroyed a hot-and-heavy romance between one of his nieces and Wade Robson, the man who has accused the “Thriller” singer of sexually molesting him when he was a child, The National ENQUIRER is reporting. Family members of Jackson’s then-teenage niece say that her breakup with Robson was so traumatic that she nearly died. Los Angeles police even found the troubled teen ba ...
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(AllHipHop News) Kanye West has expressed his appreciation for the late, great Michael Jackson numerous times. The Chicago rhymer even referenced the King of Pop on tracks like “Slow Jamz” and “Don’t Like.” According to Ye’s frequent collaborator Tony Williams, West is working to see his next studio album compete with MJ’s Thriller as one of the greatest albums of all time. - [ALSO READ: Kanye Wes ...
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Your weekly Update on the life of Z. Coleman

Sep 13 2014 4:21pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

Zendaya arriving at the ‘Dance With Me’ grand opening party in Los Angeles, California.HQ pictures & more @ SourceOn the red carpet for the grand opening party of ‘Dance With Me.HQ Pics & more @ SourceSlay mama SourceZendaya Makes Silly Faces with Pal Maksim ChmerkovskiyZendaya and her good friend Maksim Chmerkovskiy have a little fun with the cameras while hanging outside a party on Wednesday night (September 10) in Los Angeles.If you remember, the 18-year-old triple threat appeared ...
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Michael Jackson Immortal Tour Wraps With Eighth-Best Gross of All Time

Sep 12 2014 4:25pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

Cirque du Soleil's Michael Jackson the Immortal World Tour has wrapped after its three-year run, earning the No. 8 slot on the list of the top-grossing tours of all time with $360 million, based on Billboard Boxscore. The tour played its final performance on Aug. 31 in Guadalajara, Mexico, the last of 501 shows at 157 venues in 28 countries worldwide. The production celebrating the music of the late King of Pop began in Montreal on Oct. 2 ...
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The NFL Punches Rihanna And Shit Around The Web

Sep 12 2014 3:37pm CDT | Source: WWTDD.com

In its infinite wisdom to cover its ass over fucking up the Ray Rice debacle, the NFL pulled a Rihanna song from its Thursday night football coverage so people wouldn’t think about Rihanna being punched in the face by Chris Brown. They also banned Tina Turner songs and any Michael Jackson songs created after his childhood beatings but before his molestations of other kids. Read all about the NFL trying to cover it ...
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