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Anka on Jackson -- They See it My Way

10/12/2009 7:18 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Paul AnkaPaul Anka tells TMZ the people handling Michael Jackson's estate are falling over each other ... apologizing for "ripping-off my song" and offering "anything you want" to make the mess go away.

And, John Branca just told TMZ, "We acknowledge that Michael and Paul wrote this song together."

As we first reported, Anka claims the new Jackson song, "This Is It" is the Michael Jackson track Anka co-wrote with Jackson in 1983, which Jackson originally recorded under the title, "I Never Heard."

Anka tells TMZ he just got off the phone with John McClain, the co-Special Administrator for Jackson's estate. Anka says McClain apologized profusely, saying he knew "Michael couldn't have written this song alone. It's not his style."

Anka says McClain now acknowledges that "This Is It" is really Paul's song, and said, "We'll give you whatever you want, whatever it takes we'll do the right thing."

Anka says he's not trying to hold the estate up but he wants them to be fair.

And how's this ... Anka says McClain asked him to do promotion for the song.

It's Hollywood, folks.

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31.

Guitar    

16. Paul Anka is good man, All he wants is fair share. If it were anyone else, they would try to hold up the estate for big bucks. Can you imagine if one of Michael's siblings co-wrote that song, they would be suing their own brothers estate for big bucks, and that is no lie, Greedy bastards

Posted at 6:31PM on Oct 12th 2009 by homie1kanobe

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The song is a single' and not in "This is it" Movie or production' so Paul get half {lifetime} only when the single' makes money, Michael's children {Trust} receives the other half, it's simply a co-written song.
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Bet Randy Jackson is sweating!!

I hope Michael is orchestrating this from the heavens, he always said he would outthink them, looks like Sony and Co are being shown for the greedy robbing underhanded crooks they really are.

Seems to me karma is a bitch!!

Posted at 6:43PM on Oct 12th 2009 by Fight for the Truth

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Great Post; Fight for the Truth, we will see many many' more Jackson attempts at stealing from Michael's Trust, their's the missing Millions, that' Michael was given for before trip to Europe' "The 80 hours were in the can" cash at hand' money's all done' gone.

1753 days ago
32.

nan    

it does sound more like paul anka than mj.sony must feel pretty stupid

1753 days ago
33.

Andie    

Sony must be absolutely flipping out, this is really hilarious! And how great for Paul Anka!!

And... didn't MJ hate Sony and Tommy Matola? He's probably getting a chuckle out of all this, too, lol

1753 days ago
34.

Hypocrites    

Anka is STUPID!! WHAT A LOSER!!

Posted at 7:08PM on Oct 12th 2009 by Shane


He's a loser NO MJ IS THE LOSER AND MJ'S ESTATE HAS TO PAY BIG TIME HAHAHAHAHA

1753 days ago
35.

janalal4    

I just came back to my computer, boot up TMZ & everything seems to have gotten ugly with this song. Why in the world, of all MJ's unreleased material would did they chose this one? Nobody knew about all this controversy obviously?

1753 days ago
36.

mddiva    

WHO IN THE WORLD F**KED THIS UP!!!! Sony or Branca or McClain. Did the song not have 'written by Michael Jackson and Paul Anka' written at the top of the sheet music? I'm mad as hell they did this to MJ. He would have acknowledged Paul Anka if he were alive when this was released just like he did with the English group Floetry and their song "Butterfly" from MJ's Invincible Album. He acknowledged the ladies as the ones who wrote the song.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butterflies_(Michael_Jackson_song)

1753 days ago
37.

janalal4    

35. Sony must be absolutely flipping out, this is really hilarious! And how great for Paul Anka!!

And... didn't MJ hate Sony and Tommy Matola? He's probably getting a chuckle out of all this, too, lol



Posted at 7:13PM on Oct 12th 2009 by suncitygal



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LOL! Yes, MJ probably is getting a hoot out of this & saying, "Yeah, look at you now!"

1753 days ago
38.

DM    

Paul Anka should be thanking his lucky stars! No offense, but he would never had made any money if he sang the song himself. He should thank God this song has been released!

1753 days ago
39.

nan    

hi shane ..i love mj but i dont this makes him look bad at all .it just makes sony and some of his brothers look like the opportunistic people they are,anka has been around fot years and has written some classic hits.very well respected.this was just sony and lawyers and family trying to grab a quick payday.mj kids are fine and sony looks like crap.he is smiling cause all is right for him.he hated tommy matolla andsony...mj still rules

1753 days ago
40.

HumanNature    

Kudos to Paul Anka!!!!

Who is the person(s) that gave AEG & SONY that SONG??

WHO?? WHO?? WHO??

1753 days ago
41.

Hypocrites    

Michael Jackson -- Song Thief?
Yes 67%
No 33%
Total Votes: 18,892

Go get them Paul. Get every single dime you can get from them fools. OH BTW LOOK AT THE MJ FAN NOW. OH MJ DIDN'T DO IT HA HA HA

1753 days ago
42.

scooobie    

I wonder how many more there are that he stole. Accidentally - I think not. The Jacksons are trying to get all the money they can out of it - reality shows - tours. OMG enough is enough. I wish I could call this site up and not see MJ's name there.

1753 days ago
43.

nan    

this is the best thing that could have happened ...michael jackson wins from the great beyond..what else will come out

1753 days ago
44.

MiMi    

46. Kudos to Paul Anka!!!!

Who is the person(s) that gave AEG & SONY that SONG??

WHO?? WHO?? WHO??

Posted at 7:19PM on Oct 12th 2009 by HumanNature


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Good question!

I would love to know the answer.

1753 days ago
45.

j    

Post #3 by michelle: Grow up you stupid assclown. Google Paul Anka and see what other songs he has written or composed. The estate said they knew he and the Micheal wrote the song together. Why would they ask him to promote the song if that is not the case? Oh,, and by the way. Jackson him self ripped off others REPEATEDLY!!! Construction costs, and Hotel bills come to mind. Grow up. It is a song! Yeah micheal hated sony so much he singed there, never tried to leave, and constantly cashed checks and blamed sony for bad sales all the while he had TOTAL CREATIVE CONTROL! And the correct speling is SENTENCE!

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