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Paul McCartney: MJ Was a Talented 'Boy Man'

6/26/2009 6:43 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Paul McCartneyPaul McCartney, who warred with Michael Jackson when he bought up the rights to the Beatles catalog, released the following statement:

"I feel privileged to have hung out and worked with Michael. He was a massively talented boy man with a gentle soul. His music will be remembered forever and my memories of our time together will be happy ones."













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jlove    

shove it paul. show more respect than calling him a boy man. you are so stupid and for your stupidity you lost the rights to the beatles and heather took you to the cleaners.

1861 days ago
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DARIA HALL    

PAUL SHOULD NOT CALL MICHAEL A BOY-MAN HE IS A MAN AND A VERY LOVED MAN . PAUL IS A BITTER OLD MAN WITH NO WOFE AND NO BEETLE MONEY..STOP HATING

1861 days ago
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meztema    

paul should get the music that is his and to those who have something to say about the boy comment .
your compassion becomes you all...

paul should be the rightful owner of that music,it is his , we will now see how honest mj was about his word to paul on him getting what is rightfully his when he passed ..

so it has been said.

paul was a beatle and that is his work to get the moneys off of it ,

we are lucky he said anything at all .

1861 days ago
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Nene    

Paul said BOY/MAN in reference to his career as a boy and as a man. Damn, people are so gullible!!

1861 days ago
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DeAna    

Shame on you Paul are you happyy now

1861 days ago
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swampfox    

Boy Man??????/ Well maybe Paul feels a little guilty! Since he abused his wife Physically and mentally, and he sold his collections of tunes to MJ. He's the boyman who never grew up !!!!!!!!

1861 days ago
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crystalhands    

boi man? wat is that supose 2 mean??

1861 days ago
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olddrunk    

Sony will get/aready has the rights because Jackson was in arrears on everything, you retards. Paul McCartney didn't say anything wrong. Boy/Man refers to Jackson's Neverland home, gentle soul which McCartney stated and public perception which Jackson brought on himself. To call Paul McCartney a racist is as absurd since McCartney specifically asked both MJ and Stevie Wonder to do duets with him and they agreed. Do you fools know that MJ and Stevie Wonder are African-Americans? And to the swampwipe who is perpetuating the nonsense that Paul McCartney ever abused his wives, give me the evidence. Or else bite my a$$.

1861 days ago
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Cindy    

When you are met with a tragedy like the sudden death of MJ things may be said that you mean one way and others see it another. Let is go! MJ had a tormented life. Yes, he was a talent that will not come again in a very long time but I can not help but feel that he is now in a better place. Maybe he can enjoy the childhood he never had and craved so much.

1861 days ago
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njoy    

Paul probably used an odd choice of words "boy man", but he either meant that he was a talented boy AND man, which he was, OR he meant that he was a boy trapped in a man's body, which was also VERY also true. This comment definitely does not deserve criticism from you crazy MJ fanatics.

1861 days ago
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GAJ    

Yeah, I think Paul's reference to boyman was just his way of thinking of Jacko as a kid. When Macca worked with him, Jackson was still in his early to mid 20's so I think Paul was amazed at the talent, but still thought of him as a kid. Remember, Paul and others old enough may remember MJ as the youngest of the J5. Don't read too much into this, PM just has trouble with words sometimes. Remember all the flack he took for his statements after Lennon died. Thank god he has something great to say when George Harrison. GH was a death that was seen coming, but this, like Lennon was a bit of a shock for him and many others. Let him be with his comments and try to feel with him..

1861 days ago
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Laura    

The boy-man commment doesn't necessarily have to be negetive. MJ always represented the child in everyone. And Paul was probably able to speak kindly on Michael because he recognized the loss of a human life. He wouldn't hold a war of songs over someone's head, even in death. And in Michael's will, he left all the songs TO Paul.

It was a very nice thing, in the end.

1860 days ago
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mikephilly    

to be called a "boy man " is like being called "Peter Pan" something that Michael always referred to, it is someone who ages but always remains a child at heart, I can't believe that this has to be explained to numerous people who have posted here , get an education

1859 days ago
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dinnyc    

'boyman' is the perfect description for Michael Jackson. He never had a real childhood, so when he grew up he tried to make one with Neverland with rides and animals, having young boys come and stay at his house, doing 'young' type things. Paul was exactly right.

1838 days ago
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ReN    

boy man?

1862 days ago
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