The stories continue to pour out on the legendary Prince, and it looks like this recollection inserts another musical icon. While sitting on the couch for an interview with Ellen DeGeneres, producer/artist will.i.am shared that one time Michael Jackson attended a Prince show.
The Black Eyed Peas member said he convinced MJ to show up at one of the “Purple Rain” singer’s shows in Las Vegas despite their musical strain, and went into full detail as to how the situation occurred. It all started with a phone call from Jackson where will.i.am invited him to a show he was doing with The Purple One.
“I’d love to do that, but I don’t know if I could do that,” Jackson said. Will.i.am asked “Why?” to which he replied, “Prince and I always had been at odds with each other.” Will.i.am reassured Jackson that everything will be alright if he decided to attend the show, and placed a few calls to Prince’s team to set aside a VIP section for Jackson.
Once the event was underway, Prince hopped off the stage while playing the bass guitar and walked to Jackson’s area. Once he stopped right in front of Jackson, Prince never broke eye contact with the King of Pop while continuing to play the aforementioned instrument.
Will.i.am later said that Jackson wondered, “What’s up with Prince playing bass in my face?”
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