I remember how MTV refused to play him. I tell people that now and they don't believe me.
I remember when MTV refused to play hip hop videos until 1987, they launched Yo MTV Raps... By that time they realized that hip hop was a lucrative venture.
And that was pre-Iman, so that's pretty awesome!
I have found that, in death, people are realizing all of the supposed "crazy shit" that he did — this fight with Sony, the lightening skin, the lengths he went to to shield his children from the media — was not so crazy after all.
The following year, Jackson, who had not been charged with any crime, was forced to undergo a humiliating 25 minute strip search by the same LAPD. The Santa Barbara District Attorney and police detectives arrived at Jackson's home in Los Olivos, California with a photographer who documented his private parts on film. Read more