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Michael Jackson Hologram

Lawsuit Threatens Billboard Music Awards Performance

5/16/2014 7:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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A hologram performance by Michael Jackson -- the main event at Sunday's Billboard Music Awards -- could be put to sleep before it even hits the stage ... thanks to a last-minute lawsuit.

Alki David -- who says he controls the rights to the hologram technology -- filed suit late Thursday against the Michael Jackson Estate, MJ's production company and Dick Clark Productions ... to stop them from showing a hologram of Michael using David's technology.

According to the suit -- obtained by TMZ -- a life-size, projected 3D image of Michael will showcase a never-before-released Jackson song, "Slave to the Rhythm."

The MJ spectacle is similar to the Tupac Shakur hologram at the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival ... which David claims was based on the same technology.

David says if Billboard goes ahead with the Jackson performance Sunday ... it will destroy his plans for a similar, high-profile holographic MJ performance. He wants a judge to stop it ... STAT.

Howard Weitzman, the lawyer for the MJ Estate, tells TMZ, "This is another Alki David stunt, no different than his claiming that Brandon Howard was Michael Jackson's son.  It is ludicrous ... and the show goes on."

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PG    

Holograms are stupid.

104 days ago
2.

BLUE UGLY 💩    

Enough already, he's been dead for 5 years

104 days ago
3.

People Annoy Me    

So he's basically crying "I wanted to do it first"..
Oh get over it.

104 days ago
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TMZMember12    

As an MJ fan, not sure about the hologram thing. But oh well. It will be interesting to see what they do. Trying to figure out if he will be 'performing' to Slave to the Rhythm. Are they going to show something of him we have not seen yet. So I am curious.

Just an FYI - the pic of MJ above is from his 2002 'Dangerous' performance on the American Bandstand program.

104 days ago
5.

Abe    

Lawyers always say all lawsuits against their clients have no merit. It must be the first thing they teach those slimy a-holes in law school.

104 days ago
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ariesalyson    

Who remembers Jem and the hollograms? My favorite cartoon when I was a little girl. Anyways, I hope yhey can show the MJ hollogram.I think he would be honored.

104 days ago
7.

CaMeO    

Don't think it should be stopped. Just compensate the man and go on with the show

104 days ago
8.

CelebrityScum    

Why they need to bring back Whacko Jacko?

104 days ago
9.

streetwalker    

Alki David is a ****ing douchebag, he was the guy behind MJ's "new son"

104 days ago
10.

JermaineJacksonsHairline    

Wonder if the hologram will be the dark or light skinned MJ!?

104 days ago
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IKnowthismuch    

This guy is a total jerk. Everyone in Hollywood hates him. Barry Diller is one person that can't stand this guy. He is nothing but a stupid millionaire making trouble in La La Land and everyone out there knows it.

104 days ago
12.

(ಠ_ಠ) Jacko The Pretty Little Shemale ( . ) ( . )    

Oh thank God,


Who want's to see that horrible disfigured shemale face anyway.

104 days ago
13.

ariesalyson    

Just in case, I have to record this. Love Michael Jackson!!!!

104 days ago
14.

HumanNature    

BRING ON THE HOLOGRAM OF THE KING OF "ALL" MUSIC, MICHAEL JACKSON!!!!!!!!

104 days ago
15.

buggaz    

Does he have the hologram of the dead drug addict raping little boys?

104 days ago
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