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Michael Jackson's New Album -- Now Prince Free

11/7/2010 2:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Prince has always been a strange and mysterious man -- but now he's found a way to magically appear and then disappear from the cover of the new Michael Jackson album.

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The cover to the album, "Michael," is a copy of a painting from 2009. If you look closely  ... you can see Prince's unique symbol inside of a circle (upper right). But now, when you go to Sony's website to buy the CD, Prince's glyph has magically disappeared.

The website DrFunkenberry.com,  which first took note of the symbol, claims to have spoken to Prince's people, who told them, "No permission was granted. Sony Entertainment has removed the symbol."

This is what it sounds like ... when Prince's lawyers send you a takedown notice.


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16.

Arwen    

Wow! This information is for those who have not caught up?! But it is out of date by 2 days ... lol

1357 days ago
17.

TMZ@Froggy.biz    

Prince did that Harvey Levin thing: "I'm a lawyer!"

1357 days ago
18.

Marie    

Prince is mad because Sony used his symbol on the MJ cd cover without asking for his permission.He is not mad at Michael Jacklson.In fact Prince is a huge fan of Michael Jackson.

1357 days ago
19.

mj is the sexiest man ever    

prince is michael jackson wannabe ..he is nothing compared to michael. mj is the king

beLIEve
mj is alive

1357 days ago
20.

Mercy    

michaeljacksonhoaxdeath.fora.pl WILL BE BAM?

1357 days ago
21.

get it right    

And, who's to verify that it was ever really on there. There IS and WAS no actual album cover YET for the public to discern what's what on it ... just pics of them. Photoshop, publicity, marketing... Hello?


Need track shoes on here! Wow, LOTS to speed read catching up on, gut laugh on on here, all these stories having just piled in (and counting) hard and fast on top of each other here lately - all kinds of "fans" missing the huge HINT of WHY all this piling in hard and fast about TMZ, and everywhere else for that matter..LOL. Too busy all STUCK in their own "fan" self-absorbed delusions, warring, and what not. $$$$ to TMZ = hilarious!


LOVE the "Snookered TMZ" I read on here yesterday in a quick drive by. Man! LOL!! Don't mind 'em makin' money on THOSE click counts... Great stuff! LOL

Movin' on!....

1357 days ago
23.

Chelsea    

I miss Michael! :(
I wish he came back and put all these cheesy artists we have now to shame!
Love you mike.

1357 days ago
24.

l    

mj is the best! x

1357 days ago
25.

Lene    

Alguém poderia exlicar porque Breaking news não tem registro em nome do Micahel?

http://repertoire.bmi.com/writer.asp?page=1&blnWriter=True&blnPublisher=True&blnArtist=True&fromrow=1&torow=25&affiliation=BMI&cae=2961801&keyID=168593&keyname=JACKSON+MICHAEL+JOE&querytype=WriterID

1357 days ago
26.

em    

MJ Is The Best
MJ Is The Best
MJ Is The Best
MJ Is The Best
MJ Is The Best
MJ Is The Best
MJ Is The Best
MJ Is The Best
:)

1357 days ago
27.

ES    

People are over reacting. The symbol can't even really be seen in the picture unless enlarged. And I highly doubt Prince decided for it to be put there.

1357 days ago
28.

jack e. jett    

It is **** like this that is the reason people in my neck of the woods think show biz people are greedy azz mofo's.

1357 days ago
29.

Zoe    

The Prince symbol's inclusion made no sense. Michael and Prince didn't even like each other or work together. I wonder whose idea it was to throw it in there anyway? It had nothing to do with Michael's career, it makes sense it's gone.

1357 days ago
30.

sofi    

They should change the cover and put a more recent picture of Michael on it.

1357 days ago
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