Riley tweeted, “If people can think Elvis is still alive why the F#*@ I cant think Michael is still alive…If you don’t like what I said just give the hell off my page I don’t need you here you bootleg!!!”
Riley worked with Michael on his Dangerous album and produced the singer’s controversial song “Breaking News” on his upcoming Sony album.
A day before he tweeted, Riley received a message from a fan saying, “Akon said he believes Michael is in hiding and will be coming back one day. Im curious to know what ya think bout that.”
Riley responded, “AKON IS MY FRIEND AND WE THINK ALIKE.”