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Babyface tricked promoter to interview MJ as a kid

Post by Admin on Tue Nov 26, 2013 3:48 pm

Babyface tricked promoter to interview MJ as a kid
by Wenn

11/26/13

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R&B legend Babyface met Michael Jackson for the first time as a child after tricking a concert promoter in his native Indiana into allowing him to meet and interview the young superstar.

The songwriter/producer reveals he was just a kid with dreams of making it in the music industry when he learned his pop idol would be performing in his hometown – so he concocted a plan to meet The Jackson 5 and land a chat with Michael.

Babyface tells U.S. TV presenter Oprah Winfrey, “The Jackson 5 came to town and I figured out how to interview them. I lied and said I was a news reporter and got in to interview the Jackson 5… at 12, 13 years old.  “I looked up the promoter (in the phonebook)… and when I got him, I had to put on my grown voice (sic). I had a Jimmy Stewart (classic actor known for his distinctive drawl) impression, that I did back then, so I talked like Jimmy Stewart and said, ‘Hello can I speak to Charles Williams (promoter) please…? I hear that you’ve got these kids called The Jacksons and they’re coming to town and I thought it would be a great idea if I could get my kids to talk to your kids. That’d be swell, what do you think?’ And he goes, ‘I think it’s a great idea…!’

He took my number down and he called me 10 minutes later…  “I walked in the (hotel) room (for the interview)… there were two beds there: Jackie and Jermaine were on one bed, Marlon and Tito were on the other bed, and Michael was sitting at the table at the end. I walked in and just ignored them (older brothers) and walked straight to Michael and Michael said, ‘Hey, how you doing?’ I said, ‘It’s an honour to meet you’ and he said, ‘It’s an honour to meet you, sit down, have a seat.’  “It was unbelievable. They let me stay in there about 30 minutes.”

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Post by Capricious Anomaly on Tue Nov 26, 2013 4:06 pm

I remember this story from before. This was news back in the day Smile
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Post by ijustcan'tstoplovinguMJ on Tue Nov 26, 2013 5:45 pm

aww that was so cool!
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