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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.

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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Just hearing Michael's sweet voice makes me miss him so much. What a kind and sweet, gentle soul. Michael Jackson, May your soul be eternally at peace.

1204 days ago


so sad! how in his death there are still haters...i heard the whole prank and this guy mentioned how MJ is a wierdo! what is wrong with people...that guy is no good and wants to continue to hurt his image...Im glad the estate is doing something about this because what this guy is doing is ridiculous and not necessary..

RIP MJ and i miss u dearly and will never forget how great you were and what you have done to try to make this world a better place :)

1204 days ago


i just heard the whole clip..pretty obvious mj knew that wasnt akon,..that is why he kept asking him questions about where he performed etc..he also knew akon well enough to know he isnt from africa... he was just too polite to call the guy a liar..

way too sweet for this world

1204 days ago


nan less than a minute ago

i just heard the whole clip..pretty obvious mj knew that wasnt akon,..

way too sweet for this world

Hi, Nan. I agree with u. I heard the clip as well.

1204 days ago


=) 7 minutes ago

Very nice video/song. Thanks.

1204 days ago


yea i agree MJ wasnt stupid! he knew what was going on the whole time :)

1204 days ago

tonny brasco    

XA XA XA Michael got This DUMB ass right away .))

But the Best thing WAS
If Oprah could do it we could it.
"If who can do it?"

UGGAGAGaa i cant stop loughing man )))

P.s i cant stop loving you ..

1204 days ago


can definitely tell that that is the real mj

1204 days ago


As always, Michael's the coolest

1204 days ago


the michael jackson estate are up their own ass and all they care about is money

1204 days ago


The MJ voice sounds mexican. Akon voice is, of course, not Akon. Really people.

1204 days ago


Wow, nice to hear MJs voice. And why on earth would he "give permission" to release this phone call? He knew it wasn't Akon - sad he had to screen his calls like that ... one has to remember MJ was a practical joker, too, and likely was leading him on.

1204 days ago
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