L.A. Reid Reveals In Memoir Michael Jackson And Prince Had A Face-off In 1983 At A James Brown Concert, Find Out What Happened

| February 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

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According to a new memoir from veteran music producer L.A. Reid, music legends Prince and Michael Jackson faced off in 1983 at a James Brown concert when Brown acknowledged the two stars and brought them on stage for an impromptu performance.

According to Reid Michael loved watching and laughing at the rare footage of the face-off because he thought he won because Prince’s guitar wouldn’t work and he tried to over compensate by taking his shirt off and do trick moves with the microphone but he fumbled on that too.


He also revealed that his older brother Jermaine Jackson was pissed and wanted off of Laface records after it was revealed that LA Reid and his producer partner Babyface was hired to produce for Michael as his brother felt that Michael somehow did it out of spite.

Dailymail reports:

A new memoir from hit music producer L.A. Reid reveals that music legend Michael Jackson had a cold side, as he claims the late singer was mean to Prince and acted cruelly toward his older brother Jermaine.

According to the New York Post, in the new book, Sing to Me, Reid alleges that Michael Jackson was extremely dismissive of his older Jermaine, and wasn’t nice to fellow singer and longtime rival Prince.

In the book, Reid wrote about when he was working with Jermaine on a music album, alongside Kenny ‘Babyface’ Edmonds in the 1990s.

At some point, Michael Jackson’s manager called Reid and Edmonds to discuss writing songs with the King of Pop.

At the time, Reid said they told Jermaine they were flying to Los Angeles for a quick project and never mentioned who they would be working for.

The two music producers took a helicopter at Burbank Airport to Neverland Ranch, where an assistant met them with a nondisclosure agreement.

‘Nobody got to see Michael without signing one,’ Reid explains in the book. Once they signed it, they were taken to his library on the property where they discussed music and also went on a tour of Neverland.

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