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MJ Estate

REVENGE Over

Famous Crank Call

7/4/2011 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The Michael Jackson estate has dropped the hammer on the man who famously crank called MJ in 2007 ... claiming he has NO RIGHT to sell the recording because it contains MJ's REAL voice.

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The call was made by legendary prankster Ralphige -- who has fooled the likes of Donald Trump, Paris Hilton, and Chris Brown.  

During the MJ call, Ralphige pretended to be Akon ... and he teased Michael about molesting children. MJ claimed Ralphige was NOT talking to the real Michael Jackson ... but merely an impersonator.  

Now, the MJ Estate is acknowledging that the King of Pop REALLY WAS pranked -- because they've threatened to sue Ralphige for selling the recording on his website for 99 cents a pop ... without permission from MJ's camp.

The threat worked -- because Ralphige's site is down ... but the prankster sees a silver lining ... telling us, "The letter, if anything, it at least proves to the doubters that the prank call is real."

He adds, "I am afraid the estate is not aware Michael personally gave me permission to release the phone call. This is something that I am sure will be discussed in the near future."

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john5oregon    

HELL YEAH. Ralphige is a d-bag.

1187 days ago
2.

iFart    

I'm sure most MJ fans have heard the whole prank call before. MJ was so sweet and innocent. He didn't deserve all the crap that people did to him. Love and miss you forever Michael.

1187 days ago
3.

Marius    

LoL, MJ pwnd Oprah @ "If who can do it?"
Because he is bigger then Oprah, he´s the only one who can say that hahaha. Oprah is not under his radar.

1187 days ago
4.

Anna    

From this audio it seem Michael could tell something was different about "Akon"'s voice. It sounded like was going along with the gag. It's not like he said anything that he wouldn't want to become public. Everyone who was a fan knew how passionate Michael was about his art. I love the way he says "you gotta pull from your gut".

1187 days ago
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Sad sad    

Poor Michael. That was kind of funny though. If Oprah could do it we could it.

1187 days ago
6.

Sticks    

people are seriously paying this guy money to hear a phone call. I say let him, if the idiots are dumb enough to pay for it.

1187 days ago
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Sad sad    

Wow. I just listened to the whole thing online. Did Michael use a voice modulator thing at the end? That was so weird.

1187 days ago
8.

Terrell    

I dont think that was a voice changer MJ and i like the end of it i think it shows how smart o*****uy he was and had the last laugh.

1187 days ago
9.

YeahYeah    

Mike is soooooo cool :)

1187 days ago
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Sonya in Tx    

Nothing worse than a beyond the grave smack down....

1187 days ago
12.

Thales    

THAT´S NOT MJ !! AND JUST BEING TOO STUPID TO NOT SEE THAT THIS IS NOT THE VOICE OF AKON

1187 days ago
13.

Mel Zipskin    

F N hilarious!

1187 days ago
14.

Me    

Isn't it illegal to voice record someone without their permission?

1186 days ago
15.

sofi    

The threat worked -- because Ralphige's site is down ... but the prankster sees a silver lining ... telling us, "The letter, if anything, it at least proves to the doubters that the prank call is real."

He adds, "I am afraid the estate is not aware Michael personally gave me permission to release the phone call. This is something that I am sure will be discussed in the near future."

Why didn't he release the phone call while Michael was still alive so that we could hear his side of this?

1186 days ago
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