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Bubbles the Chimp Disses La Toya Jackson

6/23/2010 7:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

La Toya Jackson just tried to rekindle her treasured relationship with Michael Jackson's former pet chimp Bubbles -- but when she went to the cage, it was clear Bubbles wasn't havin' it.

The two met up for an Animal Planet special which ran last night called "Michael Jackson and Bubbles: The Untold Story." It was the first time they'd seen each other since 2004 ... when MJ gave him up.

During the encounter, La Toya gets super emotional ... begging Bubbles to simply acknowledge her. There's crying, there's awkward moments ... but no dung was flung.

Still, you gotta see this video.


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Straight Talkin Texan    

I'm a total softie when it comes to animals, so I thought the video was SAD! And if Bubbles was MJ's "friend," then why didn't MJ visit Bubbles? Maybe Bubbles was his "friend" only when it was convenient for MJ, and that just pisses me off!

1527 days ago


If I were Bubbles, I'd try to forget all of them too! CRAZY JACKSON FAMILY! They are all nuts.

1527 days ago


Aww don't cry latoya.

1527 days ago

Illinois person    

Which one's the chimp? Who would have ever thought that A) Bubbles would live longer than Michael, and B) Bubbles would be Michael's only true friend? How sad can this be? Meanwhile, why is LaToya even bothering to visit Sir Bubbles? So when LaToya asked "do you remember me"? he should have said "yeah, didn't you pose for Playboy"?

1527 days ago


38. You deserve a bunch of tomatoes to be thrown at you.

BAD JOKES! You type familiar.. hmmm.. any other nics beside Illinois person?

1527 days ago


Good morning! Such a touching video... Poor Bubbles... I just want to throw a banana at my computer screen.

1527 days ago


Look what the cat dragged in....

BTW... Trish throw a banana at your son, have you fed him?

1527 days ago


@Straight Talkin Texan, on the show it was said that Michael had bubbles visit the ranch numerous times and that Michael had made arrangements to visit bubbles in 2005, but was unable to do so. You need to see the show in its entirety and not the snippet TMZ show.

1527 days ago


TMZ, that was mean and uncalled for. What wouldn't you do for attention! Bubbles clearly recognised her, though he seemed to sulk a little because it took her so long.

And Michael gave him up long before 2004. He said so in the Bashir interview in 2002. It was probably when he had his children. Check your facts.

1527 days ago


@Grump Trish don't like cats, only dogs and the boy is in Carlsbad for a couple of days with family. I see your morning is off to a great start.

1527 days ago


Who wrote this article? You are so dumb whoever you are. Bubbles did not diss LaToya. Stop making things up for no reason. You can write a credible and interesting article that people still want to read without lying. Get a life TMZ employee. Your head must be on the chopping block or people must think you really suck if you had to go to such extremes to try and get people's attention. You just made TMZ look bad.

1527 days ago


That has to be America,s Most Crazy family. They are all completely Nuts. Good thing the oldest 2 are about to go 6ft under. But the Siblings are just as Crazy., OMG they are CRAZY.

1527 days ago


WHY is the poor animal in a crummy cage ????? Doesn't he have a decent habitat ??? No wonder he's like "f-you".

1527 days ago


Really, LaToya? You have missed him SOOO much, but just now getting around to go see him. Spare me.

1527 days ago


Bubbles did not insult LaToya.Bubbles acknowledged LaToya's presence,but he seemed to be interested in the cameras as well.I don't think LaToya was close to Bubbles as she acts.Bubbles was Michael's chimp.LaToya was a visitor at Neverland,but she was not a fulltime presence there.
Bubbles looks to be in fine health.Michael took good care of all of his animals and held onto Bubbles for as long as he could.But Bubbles,being a full-sized chimpanzee,required special care to keep him and humans safe.

1527 days ago
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