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Will.i.am -- New MJ Album 'Disrespectful' to Michael

11/13/2010 9:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Black Eyed Peas front man Will.i.am wants no part of the new Michael Jackson album -- because he feels the entire thing goes against everything Michael stood for.

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Will.i.am tells EW, "Whoever put it out and is profiting off of it, I want to see how cold they are ... He just wasn't any ordinary artist. He was a hands-on person. To me it's disrespectful. There's no honoring."

His biggest issue, it seems, is using unfinished MJ tracks -- something he feels the King of Pop never would have stood for: "Michael Jackson songs are finished when Michael says they’re finished ... Maybe if I never worked with him I wouldn’t have this perspective. He was very particular about how he wanted his vocals, the reverb he used ... he was that hands-on."

It's worth noting ... the album is put out by Sony, through Michael's estate. So Michael's kids are the ones who stand to make money off this.  

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andy    

Ok idiot so make sense first you say Who ever put this music out I want to see how cold they are from profits they will make, then you say they only put the album out so Mj children can profit, so ARE YOU SAYING MJ CHILDREN ARE COLD, BECAUSE THE ESTATE AGREE TO THE RELEASE, JUST TO PROFIT, FIRST BLACK EYE WATCH YOUR WORDS, SECOND WE ALL KNOW MJ WAS ONE OF A KIND YOU DON'T HAVE TO TELL US, AND HOW DARE YOU SAY THIS MUSIC THAT IS OUT WILL NOT BE HONORED, BECAUSE MJ DID'T OK IT, DUDE HIS MUSIC AS LONG AS ITS MJ SINGING WILL BE HONORED, YOU OR ANYONE ELSE WILL NEVER, NEVER, REPLACE THE KING, MICHAEL JACKSON WILL ALWAYS BE THE KING. MOVE ON WITH YOUR JEALOUSY.

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Janet Stafford    

I HAVE TO AGREE ENTIRELY WITH WILL.I.AM AND I KNOW SOME FANS WILL NOT LIKE IT, BUT HAVING LISTENED CLOSELY, TIME AFTER TIME TO HIS MUSIC OVER THE YEARS, BEING A VOCALIST AND MUSICIAN MYSELF, PLUS KNOWING WHAT I HAVE LEARNED OVER THE YEARS ABOUT HIS PERFECTIONISM AND GENIUS CREATIVITY IN THE STUDIO, I HAVE LISTENED TO THE NEW TRACKS AND BELIEVE MAYBE ONLY 3 OR 4 HAVE HIM SINGING THE MAJORITY OF, BUT THE SONGS ARE NOT UP TO HIS STANDARDS, AND THEREFORE NOT WHAT I WANT TO BE REMEMBERED AS HIS MUSIC. THERE ARE NEW FANS OUT THERE THAT MAY NOT HAVE KNOWN HIM IN THE HEIGHT OF HIS CAREER, AND THIS IS WHAT THEY WILL COME TO THINK OF AS MICHAEL JACKSON. IT ISN'T! SO SAD. HOWEVER, I WILL BUY THE ALBUM FOR THE SAKE OF HIS KIDS, AND THE HOPES OF IT GOING GOLD IN THE USA AND BREAK YET ANOTHER RECORD IN HIS NAME.

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