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MJ -- If Not for Kids He Would 'Choose Death'

9/26/2009 11:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, a close friend of Michael Jackson, is releasing tapes of interviews he did with Jackson that show how Jackson was afraid of growing old ... and Madonna.

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In the tapes, which aired on "Dateline" last night, Jackson said children were very important to him: "If it weren't for children, I would choose death."

As for his infamous date with Madonna, he remembers that she didn't want to go to Disneyland and he didn't want to go to a strip club. Both are sometimes considered the happiest place on Earth.

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31.

rs    

Helen you are a trouble maker you get angry use a lot of profanity you are not smart enough to state your opinion with out it are you? Wanderinggypsy you are monitor you are pathetic you clone and run around trying to control this board. Gypsey get a real job and a life and stop being an ass. Kaz what are you gypsey's poodle your comments don't even make sense you sound like a fool. Gs why the hell do you continue to come in here you get hurt every time and then run off stay out do your work else where. Don't be stupid. Now all you fools do us a favor and SHUT THE HELL UP.

1761 days ago
32.

MJ's KIDS    

You know what's so funny here is all these so called stupid MJ fans keep accusing this person and that person of cloning each other. They are probably the one's that are doing it themselfs. If you have noticed they are the ones who keep bringing it up and blaming people they have no idea if it's them and to top it off they start a war with each other. Really what kind of fan are you????

1761 days ago
33.

A Jacksons Relative    

1386. Alejandra (!?) no offense but how did Jermaine afford a "bodyguard" when he was shacking up with you? Guard from what, who stalked Jermaine and why? Who is Jermaine again?

:D

Posted at 9:13PM on Sep 28th 2009 by stela

DON'T GO ASKING QUESTIONS YOU ALREADY KNOW THE ANSWER TO. EVERYONE KNOWS THAT JERMAINE WAS VERY POPULAR TOO. DON'T TRY AND PRETEND YOU DON'T KNOW. I BET YOU WISH YOU HAD A CHANCE WITH JERMAINE DON'T YOU? I KNOW ALL THE FEMALES ON HERE ARE JEALOUS OF ME.



1761 days ago
34.

LucyInTheSky    

stela just to let you know I have not posted any offensive post to you or anything re bloating or butting out.
and never would.

Peace
Om

JUSTICE FOR MICHAEL JACKSON

1761 days ago
35.

Helen    

My room smells like cabbage

JUSTICE FOR MICHAEL JACKSON

1761 days ago
36.

Kaz    

Something bittersweet.


TRAGIC Michael Jackson had been working on a new song with his three young children - and said they were "The Jackson Four", sources close to the family revealed last night.

Jacko began writing the number - titled River Ripple - after a day spent playing traditional games with son Prince Michael, 12, daughter Paris, 11, and six-year-old Prince Michael II - nicknamed Blanket

He had been hoping to perform the emotional ballad with an African choir on the final nights of his 50-date concert run in London.


The superstar singer - who first shot to fame as a child performing with his brothers in The Jackson Five - had talked excitedly about the project with various friends and aides.


And yesterday, as an astonishing set of unseen photographs emerged showing the family together, one pal showed The Sun a copy of the unfinished lyrics.


They include the chorus, "Ripples in my River; Flow on, Child, flow free; Love is King, we waded in; You three, you three and me."


Jacko, 50, told the insider he decided to write the song after his children moved him to tears by singing "like Earth Angels".


River Ripple is now set to join more than 200 unreleased songs - with titles including "Children's Hour" and "In the Valley" - as a money-spinning legacy for the kids

"He said River Ripple is all about unconditional love, the sort that binds families and gives them courage.


http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/2505792/Jacko-was-working-on-new-song-with-his-kids-



OK it's from the Sun, and they call him Jacko, but I honestly think they use it more as a term of affection in this article. I love the sound of this song already...those few words just strike a chord deep within my heart.

1761 days ago
37.

LucyInTheSky    

1392. I guess the (Real) TheWanderingGypsy have left the board!

Darn!!!

Posted at 9:21PM on Sep 28th 2009 by HumanNature
________________

Yeah I'm still here. Always kinda slow, type with one hand. LOL

#1391 above this is not mine. I have NEVER accused Katherine of initating the plan, she did not. But she has known about it since around midJuly.

It probably nearly killed her when she found out.

thanks again HumanNature

later

JFMJ

1761 days ago
38.

rs    

I am not a fan my sister is but I am not a fan. She comes in here and she needs to stop,
cause you people are out of your damn minds.

1761 days ago
39.

Helen    

My fingers smell like cabbage too

1761 days ago
40.

A Jacksons Relative    

You know you are a slut. you slept with two bothers. Had them fighting over you and had children by both so they are both cousins and brother and sister. You are a slut and your opinion ranks right up there with trash

Posted at 9:29PM on Sep 28th 2009 by Fist

THANK YOU VERY, VERY MUCH. I DESERVE AN AWARD FOR MY PERFORMANCES DON'T YOU THINK? QUIT HATING ALREADY. JEALOUS PEOPLE.



1761 days ago
41.

Kim    

To All Of The Michael Jackson Fans On Here Tonight

Why are you here? You beliitle each other, call each other names, and are down right obnoxious. Did Michael not teach you anything? Isn't this the same type of crap he put up with for so many years?

Love you Michael!

1761 days ago
42.

rs    

415. My fingers smell like cabbage too
Posted at 9:46PM on Sep 28th 2009 by TheWanderingGypsy

Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2009/09/26/michael-jackson-dateline-rabbi-video/95#c21957567#ixzz0SSKuHY4g

Monitor this. Wash your hands freak

1761 days ago
43.

Helen    

Kim

I understand what you are saying BUT I AM BLOATED, OK?

1761 days ago
44.

LucyInTheSky    

Hi T ~~~~~~ xxxooo and also Kaz
Have missed you something "TURRIBLE" T
and "my" Insanity also

Peace
Om

JUSTICE FOR MICHAEL JACKSON

1761 days ago
45.

rs    

DON'T GO ASKING QUESTIONS YOU ALREADY KNOW THE ANSWER TO. EVERYONE KNOWS THAT JERMAINE WAS VERY POPULAR TOO. DON'T TRY AND PRETEND YOU DON'T KNOW. I BET YOU WISH YOU HAD A CHANCE WITH JERMAINE DON'T YOU? I KNOW ALL THE FEMALES ON HERE ARE JEALOUS OF ME.



Posted at 9:40PM on Sep 28th 2009 by Alejandra

Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2009/09/26/michael-jackson-dateline-rabbi-video/94#comments#ixzz0SSLu3SpA

Jealous of you? Idiot you are defending yourself on a Gossip board. Why would these
women be jealous of you doing that? Get help!

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