Michael Jackson BLASTS The Beatles along with Elvis Presley and MTV

Michael Jackson BLASTS The Beatles along with Elvis Presley and MTV in scathing letters written in 1987 about his anger over racial inequality

  • The King of Pop took shots at iconic musicians like The Beatles, Elvis Presley and Bruce Springsteen in letters written in 1987
  • The singer, who passed away in 2009, also blasted MTV and other American media outlets for shunning Black performers
  • He vowed that one day he would be ‘King’ to dethrone Elvis Presley, adding ‘It’s time for the first Black king now’
  • ‘My goal is to become so ‘Big’, so powerful. To become such a hero, to end prejudice’ he said
  • He also blasted organizations like the Ku Klux Klan, claiming its members were raising their children to be racists

Michael Jackson takes aim at musical icons such as The Beatles and Elvis Presley, along with MTV in scathing letters about racial inequality.

The letters were written in 1987, at the height of his fame, and unearthed by The Sun on Sunday.

The never-before-seen letters illustrated how he used his anger over prevalent racism in the music industry to fuel his stardom. 

Letters: Michael Jackson takes aim at musical icons such as The Beatles and Elvis Presley, along with MTV in scathing letters about racial inequality

‘Throughout history, white men have always branded the pages of history with Great White Hopes putting whites over Blacks like nobles like Elvis being the King of Rock and Roll, Springsteen being The Boss and The Beatles being the best,’ Jackson said.

He admitted that The Beatles, ‘were good,’ though he added, ‘but they weren’t better singers or dancers than the Blacks.’

Jackson added that the whites controlled the media and the press and they can, ‘make the public believe whatever they desire.’

History: ‘Throughout history, white men have always branded the pages of history with Great White Hopes putting whites over Blacks like nobles like Elvis being the King of Rock and Roll, Springsteen being The Boss and The Beatles being the best,’ Jackson said

‘I will change this NOW with the power of my songs and dance and looks and total reclusiveness and mystery world. I will rule as the King,’ he added.

Jackson added that Elvis is ‘not King’ and he will ‘show Springsteen who’s boss’ adding he was ‘very angry’ and had to prove himself and ‘change things.’ 

He added that he wanted to be King so ‘white children can have Black heroes so they don’t grow up prejudice.’ 

Change: ‘I will change this NOW with the power of my songs and dance and looks and total reclusiveness and mystery world. I will rule as the King,’ he added

‘My goal is to become so ‘Big’, so powerful. To become such a hero, to end prejudice,’ Jackson added.

‘To make these little white kids love me by selling over 200,000,000 albums,’ the singer continued.

He also said he ‘hated inequality in record business’ adding that ‘blacks weren’t able to be on MTV.’

End prejudice: ‘My goal is to become so ‘Big’, so powerful. To become such a hero, to end prejudice,’ Jackson added

He added that Blacks couldn’t ‘cross over’ to be on the cover of ‘white publications,’ adding he was told, ‘We don’t put Blacks on our covers. Blacks don’t smile.’

The singer revealed, ‘all of this put a fire in me’ to get the recognition so ‘whites and Blacks of all races love me to be on the cover of Time, Life, Newsweek.’

 ‘But I did it over anger. To get even. To prove myself. I love white people, Black people, all races. I want what’s fair. Now is the time for my kingship forever. I want all races to love as one,’ he concluded.

Don’t smile: He added that Blacks couldn’t ‘cross over’ to be on the cover of ‘white publications,’ adding he was told, ‘We don’t put Blacks on our cover. Blacks don’t smile’

Anger: ‘But I did it over anger. To get even. To prove myself. I love white people, Black people, all races. I want what’s fair. Now is the time for my kingship forever. I want all races to love as one,’ he concluded

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