One of the most famous and recognizable people in the world, Michael Jackson left behind a long legacy in music when he died in 2009. He began his career as a child and built it to a level of mega-stardom the rest of us can only dream of.
But living that kind of public life takes a toll, and it certainly took one on the King of Pop. His last days were filled with drugs to kill the pain he’d been living with for years, which left him in a confused state, and tension was building between him and his brothers over a multi-million dollar reunion tour, according to his former bodyguard Matt Fiddes.
“Michael was caught in a war with his brothers for years,” Fiddes said. “They were desperate to sign him up to a $500 million deal for a Jackson 5 reunion tour. Things reached a head when Randy was trying to force his way past the bodyguards to speak to him in one of his rented homes.”
Fiddes says that Jackson had become very paranoid by the time his brother paid him a visit to inquire about the tour, and ordered his bodyguards to shoot Randy if he didn’t leave the property. Randy reportedly told Jackson, “If you shoot me, the whole world will know about it.” Randy, however, denies it ever happened.
The bodyguard and martial arts enthusiast also claims he gave Jackson a sperm sample in 2001–at Jackson’s request, who wanted an “athletic” child–and wants a DNA test to prove he is the father of Jackson’s youngest child, Blanket. Among his other claims about the King of Pop are wild stories about his hatred of Madonna, who he saw as a rival, and his obsession with Baywatch’s Pamela Anderson.
Of course, now that Jackson is gone there will be outrageous stories surfacing about him, and it’s up to us to choose which ones we believe since he can’t defend himself.