Will.i.am against Michael Jackson album release

Due to fact that he worked in the past with Michael Jackson and knows how perfectionist he was, Will.i.am doesn’t agree with Sony Music decision to release a new Michael Jackson album which has no final touches from the king of pop.

Will.i.am, said in an statement: “Whoever put it out and is profiting off of it, I want to see how cold they are, to say that what [Michael] contributed during his life wasn’t enough. He just wasn’t any ordinary artist. He was a hands-on person.

To me it’s disrespectful. There’s no honoring. Michael Jackson songs are finished when Michael says they’re finished. Maybe if I never worked with him I wouldn’t have this perspective. He was very particular about how he wanted his vocals, the reverb he used…he was that hands-on.”

Therefore, it’s disrespectful to release an album when its author is not among us to give his approval.