Never-before-heard audio recordings from Michael Jackson have recently surfaced, and no, it’s not a new verse for P.Y.T. It’s actually much, much sadder than all that. The tapes, which Michael recorded himself, are of Michael making a series of phone calls to friends basically begging for help with money.
RadarOnline had the transcript:
“It is Michael. Ahh, it is 4:30 in the morning here that’s why I sound very sleepy (laughs) and I’m really worn out… but please check the message I left a day or so ago. I am very concerned. I don’t trust that man. We think he’s bad, we think he is Italian Mafia. Please… we must be smarter than him. So please, help me with this. I need to get that, those funds so I can do that, I wanna be away. . . I don’t want to be in Neverland right now.”
“I am very embarrassed. But, um, there should be that I have some finance that’s coming up January, February 2nd, and um… that’s why I, we, need to have on sun screen to the account 150. Please don’t be mad at me for… (inaudible) It’s something that’s very important to me and my family, because I’m afraid for us that I’m being stalked and I think it is (name withheld).”
“It is Michael calling. It is very important, I want that 150 in that account for me, because… I am very concerned about my life. I am hearing a lot of stories that (name withheld) is still trying to sabotage (inaudible) me and I want to be in a different environment and, um, I’ve found a place that I like and now (inaudible) I want to be away for a while where they can’t find me. So please help me, help (inaudible) help me, and, um, more important than (inaudible). We are brothers.”
Ugh. He sounds like me on the phone with my parents when I can’t scrape together the money to pay my cellphone bill. How completely depressing.
Here’s what I’ve taken from this story:
- Never become famous.
- If you have to become famous, don’t be a Jackson.
- Save your money.
Thanks for the lesson, Michael! Now that you’ve officially given us all that you can, I hope you’re allowed to rest in peace.