Michael Jackson has not taken kindly to the way he's portrayed in rapper Eminem's recently released video, "Just Lose It."
Michael Jackson has not taken kindly to the way he's portrayed in rapper Eminem's recently released video, "Just Lose It." The pop singer is so upset that he has asked networks to remove the video from their playlists.
"Michael Jackson is very angry. He feels that Eminem has crossed the line," Jackson representative Ramone Bain said in today's (Oct. 12) New York Daily News. "Michael is calling on all networks to pull the video. It's one thing to spoof someone, it's another to be completely insensitive and disrespectful."
Jackson even called in to Los Angeles radio station KKBT's "The Steve Harvey Morning" show today to discuss the video. "I've admired Eminem as an artist, and was shocked by this," he said. "The video was inappropriate and disrespectful to me, my children, my family and the community at large."
In the video, Eminem appears dressed mockingly as Jackson with a group of boys in the background, jumping up and down. He then references Jackson's child molestation allegations: "Come here little kiddie, on my lap. Guess who's back with a brand new rap..."
Later in the video, Eminem also ridicules Jackson's penchant for plastic surgery and a 1984 accident in which his hair caught on fire while filming a Pepsi commercial.
So far, Black Entertainment Television has agreed to pull the video but MTV says it will keep it in rotation. "Just Lose It" is the first single from Eminem's new album, "Encore," due Nov. 16 via Shady/Interscope.
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