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R. Kelly Ain't Cheap, Even for Michael Jackson

1/28/2010 8:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Jackson's estate has a new creditor's claim -- thanks to one R. Kelly.

Michael sang Kelly's song "Ignition" in his car as part of the TV show, "Michael Jackson's Private Home Movies" -- but never paid for it.

Universal Music Publishing Group, which owns the rights to the song, wants Jackson's estate to pay $3,000. Universal attached a contract to the creditor's claim, showing the fee in black and white.

Will estate lawyer Howard Weitzman pay the claim or pee on it?

Stay tuned...


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Big Mouth Joe will TELL ALL    

That is ridiculous...he was singing a song in a car on a PRIVATE home movie!!

1727 days ago
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GG    

Hey 'balls' ... you're obsessed, huh? You wait for a story to be first....and post 'balls' everywhere I go...and I only come here occasionally. I guess you're well known.
Pathetic.
Get a life dude!!

1727 days ago
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scum bag TMZ    

Is this a f@ckin joke, are you kidding me. R. Kelly gave the biggest tribute to MJ and was over the top when MJ was 'riding in the car singing along to his song'. This is total BS!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJv4Ivb7Too

Now I believe THIS is ALL a hoax.

Sue Brett Ratner too, he was singing the song as well.

Unbelievable. TMZ you suck!

1727 days ago
4.

caroline    

This is so wrong!!

MJ sang that song in his car.. just randomly on a PRIVATE homevideo.. and then he used that clip in the show called MJs Private Home Videos.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDqO5iiPoog

This is the video of his PRIVATE homevideo.

1727 days ago
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Who Cares reads a wonder    

The top players are connected to Universal,Suzanne de Passe has one foot in that camp...DO YOUR HOMEWORK

1727 days ago
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scum bag TMZ    

4. Hey 'balls' ... you're obsessed, huh? You wait for a story to be first....and post 'balls' everywhere I go...and I only come here occasionally. I guess you're well known.
Pathetic.
Get a life dude!!

Posted at 6:47PM on Jan 28th 2010 by GG

that's because you're all f@cked up high school drop out TMZ internals! F@ck your stupid MJ stories, you people suck! Why even bother to post a story about any other celebrity, MJ is the only story that sparks any interest at all on this site. You should kiss the ground he walked (walks on). Without MJ stories, no one would give a flying f@ck about your stupid website.

F@ck you Harvey Levin, moron!

1727 days ago
7.

Jezzy    

Michael Jackson paved the way for a lot of musicians
and now he's being sued after his death?!!

1727 days ago
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Who Cares reads a wonder    

Who has the film from the HOLMBY HOUSE this plot is getting very DEEP.

1727 days ago
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scum bag TMZ    

AND, here's the video of R. Kelly talking about MJ groovin to his song. He gave a huge tribute to him and another one and he was in TEARS. R. Kelly was thrilled over it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJv4Ivb7Too

this is BS. this is a hoax.

1727 days ago
10.

pua    

IT may be wrong and crass, but he sung it on film....

1727 days ago
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scum bag TMZ    

F!CK YOU HARVEY LEVIN AND ALL YOU DUMB SH@T TMZ PEOPLE. GO TO H@LL

1727 days ago
12.

beLIEve    

Omg, that' ridiculous. It's a lie of course. Like everything about MJ.

1727 days ago
13.

For Sure    

This is too !!!!!

When money becomes your God this is what happens!!!

How pathetic is the industry becoming...

I think everyone should boycott buying any music at all (of course with the exception of MJJ music)...and let them all s**k the big one.. Then let's see how Coc*y they all are!

1727 days ago
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scum bag TMZ    

Everyone, go Facebook or twitter R. Kelly and find out if this is true or complete BS. Tell him what we MJ fans think of this, if it is indeed true. Which I highly doubt, MJ and R. Kelly worked together for years, he wrote "you are not alone" for MJ. Find out people if this is true!

1727 days ago
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Michelle    

Is this some Kind of joke? it was on the Dam Raido for Crying out loud... I hate R..Kelly and will not ever play any of his Music ever again this is a Disscrase.. How can he do such a thing? when it was radio.. I used to hate that song.. and when I saw Mj dancing to it is when i statrted to like it....Michael Did R kelly a favor by even allowing that part of the movie to be seen by Millions Michael should have sued him instead... what is the world coming too? help us all before u know we will start having to pay for Music to be played on the raido..

1727 days ago
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