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Michael Jackson Estate

JOINS PEPSI!

Deal with the Devil?

5/3/2012 11:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Michael Jackson's Estate has just made a huge deal with Pepsi -- the company whose 1984 commercial arguably ruined his life, and some say it's a deal with the devil.

You'll recall, MJ's hair famously caught fire during a pyrotechnic mishap while filming the commercial -- causing severe burns on his scalp that led MJ to become a hardcore prescription drug addict ... and that addiction eventually led him to Dr. Conrad Murray.



The MJ Estate feels Pepsi is the right company to join forces with for a couple of reasons.  First, Michael himself worked with Pepsi twice after the incident, once in 1988 and again in 1991, so the singer obviously didn't hold a grudge. And a spokesperson for the estate tells us, "We're here to market the re-release of the 'Bad' album and Pepsi is the most effective place to do it."

But lots of people blame the Pepsi shoot for putting MJ on a drug-fueled path of self-destruction -- including one of the singer's former managers Frank Cascio, who said MJ was introduced to Demerol (a heroin-like opioid) following the accident ... to help deal with the pain.

The Jackson/Pepsi promotion will vary country-to-country -- but will include a TV commercial, special edition cans with Jackson's image, and chances to win downloadable remixes of Jackson's songs.

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91.

LC4Michael    

Hey HN!

I don't come here too much these days. Very busy and hate to read the same nonsense you & your stupid Quacking we really get sick of you worshiping the creepy dead child molester,talk about a quack,my God nobody was a bigger quacking freak than MJ.

714 days ago
92.

HumanNature    

THE IMMORTAL KING OF "ALL" MUSIC, MICHAEL JACKSON


TMZ AND OhWell


NOTHING THAT YOU POST WILL EVER STOP THE POPULARITY OF THE "KING"!!!!


THE WHOLE DAMN WORLD "LOVES" MICHAEL JACKSON INCLUDING YOU!!!!


THAT'S WHY HE'S "BAD"!!!!!

714 days ago
93.

HumanNature    

But They Say The Sky's
The Limit
And To Me That's Really True
And My Friends You Have
Seen Nothin'
Just Wait 'Til I Get Through . . .


Because I'm Bad, I'm Bad-
Come On
(Bad Bad-Really, Really Bad)
You Know I'm Bad, I'm Bad-
You Know It
(Bad Bad-Really, Really Bad)
You Know I'm Bad, I'm Bad-
You Know It, You Know
(Bad Bad-Really, Really Bad)
And The Whole World Has To
Answer Right Now
(And The Whole World Has To
Answer Right Now)
Just To Tell You Once Again,
(Just To Tell You Once Again)
Who's Bad . . .


We Can Change The World
Tomorrow
This Could Be A Better Place
If You Don't Like What I'm
Sayin'
Then Won't You Slap My
Face . . .


Because I'm Bad, I'm Bad-
Come On
(Bad Bad-Really, Really Bad)
You Know I'm Bad, I'm Bad-
You Know It
(Bad Bad-Really, Really Bad)
You Know I'm Bad, I'm Bad-
You Know It, You Know
(Bad Bad-Really, Really Bad)


Woo! Woo! Woo!
(And The Whole World Has
To Answer Right Now
Just To Tell You Once
Again . . .)
You Know I'm Bad, I'm Bad-
Come On
(Bad Bad-Really, Really Bad)
You Know I'm Bad, I'm Bad-
You Know It-You Know It
(Bad Bad-Really, Really Bad)
You Know, You Know, You
Know, Come On
(Bad Bad-Really, Really Bad)
And The Whole World Has To
Answer Right Now
(And The Whole World Has To
Answer Right Now)
Just To Tell You
(Just To Tell You Once Again)


You Know I'm Smooth, I'm
Bad, You Know It
(Bad Bad-Really, Really Bad)
You Know I'm Bad, I'm
Bad Baby
(Bad Bad-Really, Really Bad)
You Know, You Know, You
Know It, Come On
(Bad Bad-Really, Really Bad)
And The Whole World Has To
Answer Right Now
(And The Whole World Has To
Answer Right Now)
Woo!
(Just To Tell You Once Again)


You Know I'm Bad, I'm Bad-
You Know It
(Bad Bad-Really, Really Bad)
You Know I'm Bad-You
Know-Hoo!
(Bad Bad-Really, Really Bad)
You Know I'm Bad-I'm Bad-
You Know It, You Know
(Bad Bad-Really, Really Bad)
And The Whole World Has To
Answer Right Now
(And The Whole World Has To
Answer Right Now)
Just To Tell You Once Again . . .
(Just To Tell You Once
Again . . .)
Who's Bad?


THE IMMORTAL KING OF "ALL" MUSIC, MICHAEL JACKSON

714 days ago
94.

HumanNature    

TMZ THE DEVIL


DO SOMETHING ABOUT OhWell CLONING MJ FANS!!!!

714 days ago
95.

HumanNature    

TMZ


SPENDS $$$$$$$$$$$ UPDATING THEIR WEBSITE BUT THEY CAN'T STOP THE DAMN "CLONING"!!!!!


WHAT A WASTE OF MONEY!!!!

714 days ago
96.

demoncat    

the estate must have gotten on some of mjs drugs to make a deal with the company that lead mj on to his path of drugs and into the hands of the guy who helped kill him. a deal with the devil so totaly true .

714 days ago
98.

HumanNature    

duilama

so many funny people hating MJ


OH REALLY??????


THOSE SAME FUNNY HATEFUL PEOPLE WILL BE JOINING THE REST OF THE WORLD BUYING PEPSI!!!!


INCLUDING "YOU"!!!


DUMDUM


MJ THE KING OF "PEPSI


THIS IS A "BRILLIANT" BUSINESS DEAL!!!!


WATCH THE NAME RECOGNITION OF THE "KING"!!!!


IT'S ALL ABOUT "LOVE"


FOR THE IMMORTAL KING OF "ALL" MUSIC, MICHAEL JACKSON

714 days ago
99.

HumanNature    

PEPSI JUST MADE OhWell, dumdum AND TMZ EXTREMELY "JEALOUS"!!!!


ROTFLMAO

714 days ago
100.

HumanNature    

DUMDUM


IS BROKE AND THAT'S NO JOKE!!!!


GREEN EYE MONSTER OF "JEALOUSY"!!!!


ROTFLMAO

714 days ago
101.

HumanNature    

Flash Mob a `Thriller' at Walnut Grove Elementary

Walnut Grove Elementary students surprised their administrators Friday with a "flash mob," an impromptu performance of Michael Jackson's hit "Thriller."

http://www.topix.com/who/michael-jackson/2012/05/flash-mob-a-thriller-at-walnut-grove-elementary


EVEN THE CHILDREN "LOVE" THE KING OF "ALL" MUSIC, MICHAEL JACKSON


ROTFLMAO

714 days ago
102.

HumanNature    

NOBODY IN THIS WORLD DON'T GIVE A DAMN ABOUT YOUR JEALOUS "HATE"!!!!


HATE & JEALOUSY CLOUDS THE MIND!!!


AND YOUR MIND IS "CLOUDY"!!!!


LOL

714 days ago
103.

HumanNature    

Lyric of the Day


“Lift Your Head Up High
And Scream Out To The World
I Know I Am Someone
And Let The Truth Unfurl...”

(From “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’”)


THE IMMORTAL KING OF "ALL" MUSIC, MICHAEL JACKSON

714 days ago
104.

HumanNature    

BILLIONS OF PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD WILL SHOW THEIR UNIFIED "LOVE" & SUPPORT FOR THE IMMORTAL KING OF "ALL" MUSIC, MICHAEL JACKSON!!!!!

714 days ago
105.

Daybreaker    

Pepsi is so dumb, look at the "hate" comments here, if TMZ would have to delete them all, there would only be less then 10 comments from the rabid mj fans.

Pepsi should stay out of the youth market such as soft drink business and start selling adult diapers for MJ's fans!

714 days ago
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