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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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31.

Party 'till you die!    

Spoiled, overrated NancyBoyMan! Bugger off, you boy buggerer!

1948 days ago
32.

ajay    

Do you think maybe he meant that he was talented as both a boy and a man? Only in today's time could someone try to spin something so rediculous.

1948 days ago
33.

Libby    

McCartney is such a hypocrite, he has publicly avoided Michael Jackson for years and its only now that he feigns compassion because he thinks it will give him some media coverage. Mcartney is arrogant and only interested in feathering his own nest.

1948 days ago
34.

Sally    

Scream scream I love you Paul!

1948 days ago
35.

Diane    

He was a sensational, creative, and talented person. He had a unique quality and an innocent spirit. He will be missed in this household. I love and adore him. May his soul rest in peace. My heart goes out to his family. A TRUE FAN.

1948 days ago
36.

John the Baptist    

Why all the whining from Jackson supporters (obviously in denial about his penchant for young boys) about
the motives of those who offer their condolences? Paul is a classy guy. I have no doubt about his sincerity.

1948 days ago
37.

Tony    

This is what I call the 'Ayrton Senna effect': everyone who bitched about the guy loved him when he was dead. Pity McCartney didn't feel so honoured when he spoke with the media saying he wished the catalogue was sold to someone else - and in doing so automatically assuming he was guilty.

R.I.P. Michael, thanks for the memories.

1948 days ago
38.

John the Baptist    

olddrunk

Excellent points. Paul was being gracious, all things considered. According to Yahoo.com, Jackson died
some $400 million in debt. Has there ever been anyone on this planet worse with money than MJ? Anyway,
I doubt Paul will see those music rights. Nor, I suspect, does he care.

1948 days ago
39.

josi    

IT'S A NICE THOUGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! U ROCK PAUL McCARTNEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

RIP MJ :'(

1948 days ago
40.

Sarah    

It's nice that Sir Paul put it so gracefully.
Michael wasn't perfect, but who is? Isn't there something in the Christian bible that says, "Let ye who is without fault cast the first stone?" Or something like that. Most of the bible is useless, but this quote is quite a gem.

1948 days ago
41.

blackmamba    

WHEN ONE IS SUCCESFULL AND YOURE ON TOP EVERY ONE WANTS TO BRING YOU DOWN, MICHAEL JACKSON TO ME WAS THE GREATEST ENTERTAINER OF ALL TIME. HE WAS A GIANT. i TRULY BELIEVE THAT HE ACTUALLY LOST TOUCH WITH REALITY BUT THE NEGATIVITY ABOUT HIM WILL BE OVERSHOWED BY THE GREAT THINGS HE DID AS A HUMAN BEING. HE HAD AN ENTOURAGE THAT DIDNT HAVE HIS BEST INTEREST, INSTEAD THEY GAVE HIM BAD ADVICE AND TOOK HIS MONEY ...............................BUT MICHAEL I SIT HERE AND CRY , BUT THANK YOU IMMENSLY FOR KEEPINGME ENTERTAINED AS A CHILD AND AS AN ADULT! MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS TO YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS!

Posted at 8:26AM on Jun 26th 2009 by blackmamba

1948 days ago
42.

So so    

Olddrunk hit the nail on the head. McCartney's response was proper. MJ's talent will be missed more than the man himself - at least by the rational thinking public - hopefully!

1948 days ago
43.

Jerry    

PFFFT.
All of you are drowned in Michaels rose colored glasses.
I will never like the man/boy. I love the music!!
He screwed over Paul McCartney to the tune of millions just because of his greed.
He and Paul were the best of friends up until the day after Michael aquired all of the beatles music.
Paul is NOT mad at Michael because he aquired the beatles music, it's because he lied to Paul in the days up to aquiring the music to get paul to back off of bidding for his own music.
I think all of you rose colored glasses Michael Jackson fans need to look up Just exactly what Michael Jackson did to Paul McCartney and how he did it...
After the incident with Paul, Paul tried numerously to call Jackson and Jackson would never take his calls. And that was what over 10 years ago? What a two faced person Michael Jackson was.
But All is war in fun and games to a child like Michael.
Michael Jackson RIP but all the beatles will die someday and I don't think you will be able to ignore their calls this time

1948 days ago
44.

Love the Lawyer    

He's all supportive now that he may be able to get his hands on the Beatles music catalog!

1948 days ago
45.

Rock Singer    

Paul Speaks ....Now can I have me songs back.... and John's too.

1948 days ago
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