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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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91.

hope    

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1731 days ago
92.

Hypocrites    

Insanity

あなたの精神異常は自分自身に既にこれが黒い皮の克服する愚か者である

1731 days ago
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Insanity On Blackberry 1.0    

Insanity Says:

***********У вас есть вопрос с моей гонки заднице !

1731 days ago
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keith    



33. In the picture posted, to the left of MJ is bollywood star Hritik Roshan and his father, Bollywood Mega Producer, Rakesh Roshan. They are ONE of the most illustrious families in India.

Posted at 12:39AM on Oct 28th 2009 by Amrit

This would explain a lot. When I saw the pictures it looks like a tacky palace created for an Arab prince. Its more likely it was created for east Indians which have even worse taste than Arabs. I can't believe that Michael would spend 38 million on this monument to bad taste. His rented home in the Holmby Hills was much more refined than this house although not quite as big.

1731 days ago
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Missy    

почему - там очень много неосведомленных людей? они будут когда-либо пробуждаться и изучать правду о MJ? Он не был 'монстром' СМИ, разобранные, чтобы быть!

1731 days ago
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Look at all the WJ spermette cheerleaders on TMZ. WJ rahrahrah!    

Where is Jacko's cross. Do the kids have it or is it going to be auctioned off.

1731 days ago
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Insanity On Blackberry 1.0    

Insanity Says:


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1731 days ago
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Insanity On Blackberry 1.0    

Insanity Says:


они черта они ненавидят ... хорошо ...

1731 days ago
99.

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

didnt jacko love the middle east thats why he hid there from those who were crucifying him

1731 days ago
100.

Insanity On Blackberry 1.0    

Insanity In What ever language you require!

1731 days ago
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Hypocrites    

Insanity

Вы всегда говоря о вашем пенисе и someones изрекают на ем но hey вы должны вытянуть вас задыхаетесь вниз для кто-то находиться на вашем пенисе. Он говорит много о чего вы в!!!!

1731 days ago
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Look at all the WJ spermette cheerleaders on TMZ. WJ rahrahrah!    

so peaceful not having to read insane and clan posts. lets the rest of us get our points across for the visitors newbies etc to see thanks bozos

1731 days ago
103.

Hypocrites    

They just said on the news here that MJ's This is it DID NOT SELL OUT and the have 100's of seat open

1731 days ago
104.

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

not too surprising they didnt sell out. what parent in their right mind would allow their children to see him even if he is dead

1731 days ago
105.

Chico    

@Keith...

Opulence, albeit T A C K Y, seems to have been Jackson's style.

1731 days ago
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