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Jackson Wanted to Be Fresh King of Bel Air

10/28/2009 2:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned Michael Jackson was involved in negotiations to buy a $38 million 15 bedroom, 16.5 bath Bel Air mansion just before he died, and the deal was 7 years in the making.

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Sources connected to the situation tell us MJ fell in love with the 18,020 square foot estate back in 2001 and actually entered into escrow -- but the deal fell through because Jackson ultimately couldn't afford the place.

But recently, Michael was trying to work out a new deal with the owners in the hopes of coming into enough cash to score the place after his "This Is It" concert series in England.

A source tells TMZ: "Jackson brought his kids to see the house and they fell in love with it ... They begged him to buy it."

michael jackson's fairly tale cribThe kids' favorite part? We're told they were all fired up about a secluded area under the house which was nicknamed the "Bat Cave."

Sources say Jackson had hoped to use the land to recreate as much of Neverland as he legally could, but as we all know ... he never got the chance.

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61.

Missy    

What does it matter where MJ wanted to live or what place he wanted buy? Why is tmz being so stupid? TMZ you need to report the important things! What was the "hold up" in the investigation? Harvey said it wasn't major so why don't you tell us? Where is murray? are the cops watching him? does the DA finally have the case? when are they going to make an arrest?

1821 days ago
62.

Insanity On Blackberry 1.0    

Insanity Says:

Wahrheit! hehehe

1821 days ago
63.

Hypocrites    

Yeah MJ should be rotting in h*ll right about now oh wait he is also turning black again.

1821 days ago
64.

Insanity On Blackberry 1.0    

65. Yo Insanity, sorry I don't speak or write Russian!

May I ask how you're going about accomplishing this feat of Insanity?
I've been quite interested in following your commentaries! But yo behold and Alas!

Posted at 1:06AM on Oct 28th 2009 by TheWanderingGypsy

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Insanity International Says:

Nah, it do what it do...Get a good Translator...LOL

1821 days ago
65.

Look at all the WJ spermette cheerleaders on TMZ. WJ rahrahrah!    

Nothing new. Jacko's "ding dong" dead so same old dung -- he adored drugs more than what life was offered him. Too bad he wasn't buried in this white, gold and pink masoleum. At least his kids would have been able to see their daddy and get their new home. What a dopehead he was.

1821 days ago
66.

TMZ ROCKS ON    

Chico! My chiclet! Where do you abide? How come so seldom here? Or have you been? ROFL

1821 days ago
67.

Missy    

56. now he's living in HELL for eternity, in torment and gnashing his teeth forever and ever.

Posted at 1:00AM on Oct 28th 2009 by Rebecca



no sweetheart MJ is in heaven with God,Jesus,and the Angels!

1821 days ago
68.

O    

Well thanks for the suggestion if I got that right. Die Idee ist wirklich simpel. Oh this is weird.

1821 days ago
69.

Insanity On Blackberry 1.0    

Insanity Says:

Pete In Russian:


Не останавливайтесь Till You Get Enough! WWHHHOOOOO!

1821 days ago
70.

Simone    

the freak is dead is going to hell though.

1821 days ago
71.

leah    

#35 - TheWanderingGypsy: so they have stolen his dreams? Were you happier if he had lost Neverland last year because of unpaid debts?
Maybe you'll say he was forced to make those mountains of debts? Or maybe you think all the debts are invented by the media and his enemies?

1821 days ago
72.

Chico    

Working, working and more working. I never have time to get here any more. But tonight is different...bought the This is It CD today....listened to the "demo" of She's Out of My Life with guitar background....cried for 30 minutes. Dang that boy had talent! Had to come here tonight....just had to.

1821 days ago
73.

Insanity On Blackberry 1.0    

Insanity Says:


Чего вы не получите Пит Untouchable!

1821 days ago
74.

O    

Back to business - staying with English for the time being. I find it strange that the night the movie premiers there are all those Klein boards up etc but no movie board- yet.

1821 days ago
75.

Hypocrites    

74. the freak is dead is going to hell though.

Posted at 1:11AM on Oct 28th 2009 by Simone



Yes the freak is dead but he is already in h*ll burning worst then when his hair caught on fire

1821 days ago
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