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Michael Jackson

I Didn't Want to Be Moonwalkin' at 50!

7/18/2013 3:24 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Katherine Jackson
may have suffered a legal blow over some jokes her son Michael told years before his death -- specifically, that he didn't want to be a crotchety old moonwalker.

We've just gotten our hands on a portion of a transcript from Katherine's deposition in her wrongful death case against AEG Live.  Katherine says she was surprised when Michael agreed to do the "This Is It" tour because "he was always making a joke about he don't want to be doing the moonwalk on stage when he's 50 years."

Katherine's video deposition was just played for the jury.

Joke or no joke ... you can bet AEG is going to use this to convince the jury that Michael's shelf life as a performer was limited.  Translation, he wouldn't be making a lot of money by doing concerts.

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All Heart    

he didn't want to be Moon Walking at 50, and he's not. Another tragic loss to drugs and those who took advantage of him.

398 days ago
2.

Hollywierd_gurl    

I still think this is all very sad. God Bless Katherine...

398 days ago
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KnuckleDragger    

In hindsight, it's sad. It seems that being Michael Jackson wasn't what Michael Jackson thought it would be.

398 days ago
4.

There's a problem here    

That sweet grandma woman is the same woman who allowed her husband to commit abuse against her cash cow son and just stood back and let it happen, helping to create the freak he turned out to be. She should burn too.

398 days ago
5.

Mikey    

He's doing the Dirt Dance instead.

398 days ago
6.

Master Po    

they had to lock up paris since she knew too much about daddys little boy addiction.

398 days ago
7.

baby    

she just sad cause her gravy train for the WHOLE family has come to a halt!

398 days ago
8.

Jordan    

Kathrine you are fighting a loosing battle!!!!!!!!

398 days ago
9.

Scott    

RIP MJ

Peace.

398 days ago
10.

ABB    

But papa Jackson AKA bulldog face wanted Michael Jackson to moonwalk forever to take money from him.

398 days ago
11.

mj fan forever    

First off Michael Jackson told Kenny Ortega that he did not want to do it knowing he couldn't do it with the same integrity he was known for. Michael Jackson was such a perfectionist and that's was the only reason. But Michael Jackson was EXCITED and ENTHUSIASTIC to do the This Is It Tour as also the emails from Kenny Ortega widely show. He wanted to do it for himself, for the fans, for his chidlren, he wanted them to see what he was doing, and wanted to fix his accounts too. He wanted to buy a home for his children because did not want them to stay in hotels, even if luxury. Now all of a sudden greedy unnatural mother Katherine was so surprised that he wanted to do the Tour, are all CRAPS !!!! And her playing the grieving mother is just part of the game to get AEG's money. She ALSO couldn't care less about Michael's health but only about money she could grab from him and WIDELY showed it, and now she is exploiting his children!!!! As well as are just CRAPS that he wouldn't be making a lot of money from the concerts because only the tickets went SOLD OUT INSTANTLY when the sale JUST started. AEG will use this ONLY to avoid in any way to pay off as they DO know Michael Jackson was going to do a lot of money and so them, not by chance Randy Phillips ignored the warnings by Kenny Ortega that Michael was not well and told him even that murderer was a good doctor and he trusted him, because he's a money-hungry who just wanted to make money from Michael Jackson and to him was enough that murderer made sure that he could perform, no matter what. AEG did not know about propofol but in case they had known it, would have made NO difference. Both sides are disgusting with no morality and no shame.

398 days ago
12.

Gretel    

I guess he got his wish.

398 days ago
13.

Dose Of Reality    

Well, if "he" was such a genius and the best entertainer in the world, he could have come come up with something else right?


Hah, just kidding. We knew that wasn't going to happen. The tour he couldn't even perform one show of was going to consist of old dance routines and lip syncing.


Just say no.

398 days ago
14.

mj fan forever    

Michael Jackson was in good health and was more healthier than any other person of his age, all of the health problems he had were exclusively due to murderer's wrong administrations, but greedy unnatural mother Katherine and AEG were too busy to think about all the moeny they could grab from him and couldn't care less about everything else!!! As well as now it's all about money. They are just money-grubbers!!!

398 days ago
15.

buggaz    

At 50, the drug addict wanted to just lay back drinking Jesus Juice with his harem of prepubescent boys.

398 days ago
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