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    Just found this...

    Excerpt from "Jermaine does Q&A at MJJFC" were he claims that he did not write the lyrics of "Word To The Badd".
    Published: 29 February 2012

    MJJC: In your book you wrote that you did NOT write "Word to the Badd" but in 1991, you DID interviews--both live and print--where you in no uncertain terms stated that you wrote the song. For example in a Times interview you said “I wrote this song--and it came from the bottom of my heart--was to help my little brother get a grip on reality. “. Which version is the truth? And regardless do you accept any responsibility for the song Word to the Badd? Even if you didn't write it, wouldn't you agree that singing/recording it is just as bad?

    Jermaine Jackson: I have heard how some folk are keen to pin me to this kind of reported word or the odd sentence on video. The bottom line is that I didn't write it and everyone involved knows I didn't write it, regardless of what I said or didn't say in this interview or that interview. No one mentions the interviews where I said I didn't write it do they??!

    The true story is the one I've told many times, and the one that is in the book. I accepted responsibility a long time ago and my remorse was true. It is a shame to me that some fans cannot move on from this in the same way Michael did. But honestly, what matters to me is that we straightened things out as brothers.

    MJJC: If you really have vitiligo as you stated in your book, what prevented you from coming out when everyone doubted Michael had the disease? Don't you think that it could have benefited Michael if you would have came out to his defense and said you had a vitiligo spot once, instead of mocking your brother in a song about his skin change?

    Jermaine Jackson: For us, it was nonsense to hear all those tabloid lies about Michael bleaching his skin but I'll say what Michael said: if we spent our time extinguishing every rumor and every lie that was ever said or written, none of us would have had lives.

    When I first started writing the book, I didn't intend to include anything about this. We are (as a family) very private. But I mentioned it one day and my ghost-writer thought it was significant. We talked about it and I agreed to include it after being persuaded that it was important information.

    https://www.jackson-source.com/news/...s-q-a-at-mjjfc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Electro View Post
    Just found this...

    Excerpt from "Jermaine does Q&A at MJJFC" were he claims that he did not write the lyrics of "Word To The Badd".
    Published: 29 February 2012

    MJJC: In your book you wrote that you did NOT write "Word to the Badd" but in 1991, you DID interviews--both live and print--where you in no uncertain terms stated that you wrote the song. For example in a Times interview you said “I wrote this song--and it came from the bottom of my heart--was to help my little brother get a grip on reality. “. Which version is the truth? And regardless do you accept any responsibility for the song Word to the Badd? Even if you didn't write it, wouldn't you agree that singing/recording it is just as bad?

    Jermaine Jackson: I have heard how some folk are keen to pin me to this kind of reported word or the odd sentence on video. The bottom line is that I didn't write it and everyone involved knows I didn't write it, regardless of what I said or didn't say in this interview or that interview. No one mentions the interviews where I said I didn't write it do they??!

    The true story is the one I've told many times, and the one that is in the book. I accepted responsibility a long time ago and my remorse was true. It is a shame to me that some fans cannot move on from this in the same way Michael did. But honestly, what matters to me is that we straightened things out as brothers.

    MJJC: If you really have vitiligo as you stated in your book, what prevented you from coming out when everyone doubted Michael had the disease? Don't you think that it could have benefited Michael if you would have came out to his defense and said you had a vitiligo spot once, instead of mocking your brother in a song about his skin change?

    Jermaine Jackson: For us, it was nonsense to hear all those tabloid lies about Michael bleaching his skin but I'll say what Michael said: if we spent our time extinguishing every rumor and every lie that was ever said or written, none of us would have had lives.

    When I first started writing the book, I didn't intend to include anything about this. We are (as a family) very private. But I mentioned it one day and my ghost-writer thought it was significant. We talked about it and I agreed to include it after being persuaded that it was important information.

    https://www.jackson-source.com/news/...s-q-a-at-mjjfc
    Jermaine clearly regretted having written these particular lyrics, especially after MJ’s death.

    But, truth is, he did write these lyrics, regardless of his efforts in recent years to make us believe that he did not write them.

    Jermaine was becoming jealous of MJ during the ‘Victory’ Tour because MJ was getting the biggest part of the attention.

    ‘Word To The Badd!!’ came mainly as a result of Jermaine’s jealousy towards MJ.

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    I wrote earlier in this thread that the reason for MJ’s silence about his skin disorder (prior to the Oprah Winfrey interview in 1993) was because he did not feel ready to speak publicly about it.

    Here is a relevant quote that confirms what I wrote.

    It comes straight from Bob Jones (who at the time was MJ’s chief publicist).

    … Certainly we were aware of Michael’s vitiligo… After many months of soul searching we decided to go public [in the Oprah Winfrey interview]. The disease forced him to be white …” (Bob Jones, HIStory Magazine, 1995)

    This explains also why MJ became so emotional the moment he revealed publicly for the first time his skin disorder (vitiligo) in that Oprah Winfrey interview.

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    I think we all understand why he did not speak about his skin earlier that doesn't make it a responsible choice
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    I which he talked about when he was asked about it in 1987 with the Australian journalist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mj_frenzy View Post
    I wrote earlier in this thread that the reason for MJ’s silence about his skin disorder (prior to the Oprah Winfrey interview in 1993) was because he did not feel ready to speak publicly about it.

    Here is a relevant quote that confirms what I wrote.

    It comes straight from Bob Jones (who at the time was MJ’s chief publicist).

    … Certainly we were aware of Michael’s vitiligo… After many months of soul searching we decided to go public [in the Oprah Winfrey interview]. The disease forced him to be white …” (Bob Jones, HIStory Magazine, 1995)

    This explains also why MJ became so emotional the moment he revealed publicly for the first time his skin disorder (vitiligo) in that Oprah Winfrey interview.

    So in this quote Bob Jones (who worked as Michael's head of PR since 1987) says that, prior to the Oprah interview, "they" were aware of it for "many months". So like ...since 1992? How does that confirm your "fact" that the Jackson Family knew about it "all these years"?

    My point was/is that you can't build a list of hard "facts" from such interviews and quotes. Whether it's Michael's own words 'on stage' of an internationally televised interview, coming from his PR people or written in books of disgruntled ex-wifes of his brothers. It's all PR and ego in the first place. Especially with everything Michael Jackson.

    Of course it really is highly likely, despite what / how Michael or whoever said things, that it was an emotional topic for him. Absolutely no one here is argueing against that.



    Regarding Jermaine claiming in recent years that he did not write "Word To The Badd":
    Could be that in his mind he is backing this claim by referring to the released version of the song, which had most of the lyrics re-written.
    Last edited by Electro; 29-12-2018 at 08:24 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Electro View Post
    So in this quote Bob Jones (who worked as Michael's head of PR since 1987) says that, prior to the Oprah interview, "they" were aware of it for "many months". So like ...since 1992? How does that confirm your "fact" that the Jackson Family knew about it "all these years"?
    That' not what the quote implied. He did not say that they were aware of it for only a couple months, he said that after months of soul searching they decided to go out publicly.

    … Certainly we were aware of Michael’s vitiligo… After many months of soul searching we decided to go public [in the Oprah Winfrey interview]. The disease forced him to be white …” (Bob Jones, HIStory Magazine, 1995)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Electro View Post
    So in this quote Bob Jones (who worked as Michael's head of PR since 1987) says that, prior to the Oprah interview, "they" were aware of it for "many months". So like ...since 1992? How does that confirm your "fact" that the Jackson Family knew about it "all these years"?

    My point was/is that you can't build a list of hard "facts" from such interviews and quotes. Whether it's Michael's own words 'on stage' of an internationally televised interview, coming from his PR people or written in books of disgruntled ex-wifes of his brothers. It's all PR and ego in the first place. Especially with everything Michael Jackson.
    Why are you so disbelieving about that?

    It has been a corroborated fact that his family knew all along (through the ‘80s) about MJ’s vitiligo.

    His parents knew, his siblings knew too, but they promised to keep silent until MJ himself felt ready to reveal that publicly.

    For example, Janet already backed that fact up in one of her interviews back then.

    … For Michael, it’s like I knew about his skin disorder but I promised I would never tell... and I’m not gonna break that to anyone…” (Janet, MTV ‘The Essential’ interview)

    There are also other quotes from his family that can confirm that, I can assure you.

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