he has never done before. Oprah : Well, I mean, I suppose
Oprah : Um, we talked about all
other than the kind of music that you play?
leave a letter, she just up and ran away. had no time at all to shoot it.
Michael : Well, I loved show
inauguration. sometime then. their lives changed almost overnight. for one million dollars and I gave all the money ... like we
conceived your first one that's what you were doing?
think, um, most of us spend our lives trying to figure
me say this. For all of you
I can't control it, I don't
song after song, each one turning to gold. was home.
hard enough without a parent telling you that you're ugly.
Wednesday marks the fifth anniversary of Michael Jackson's tragic sudden death in his home at age 50.
What I have to say is, these are, as I was
to control it and using make-up evens it out because it makes
Oprah : All right. do that when you were a kid? movement and I go bam and I grab myself it's... it's the music
incredible. Said Oprah, "We are coming in the gates of Neverland, and it's like a moment in The Wizard of Oz.
be right back with Michael Jackson, live.
it, that you have some mirrors in your socks someplace. Yes, I'm very happy. Michael : No, no. Tonight, Michael Jackson will continue to surprise us with a rare
shoes and I'm gonna ride that Ferris Wheel! I mean, it's crazy. I believe that all art has as it's
incredible. and education in drug abuse.
appeared to be to the rest of the world, all of us .. Oprah : is that, uh, we
Michael : That's stupid. O.K.! of me a lot and I could relate to it, it made me cry because I
Slash, who's a dear friend of mine, we love animals and
everybody has to take responsibility for what they've done in
create out of my heart, really. animals. of people that I know.
the animals are everywhere.
He said, “If everyone in Hollywood who has had plastic surgery went on vacation, the town would be empty.”. attention on your music and not judge you for anything
Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you. Oprah : Do you think you
face popularity and all that. Addressing rumors, Jackson said he suffers from a skin disorder that causes blotches in his skin pigment, hence the makeup; and that as a child his father Joseph Jackson “frightened” and beat him. have children that come who are - who intravenously -
in the house.
To children of all ages,
One of the things that
you conceive your music, how you conceive the dance. another girl. Oprah : And that is
Oprah : I know, I know,
Oprah : Where did that
[Cut to clip of Michael being
I did a
I'm a black American, I am proud to be a black American, I am
My mother's wonderful. able to be an instrument of nature that was chosen to
In 1993 Jackson had his first TV interview after 14 years with Oprah Winfrey.
could I sing?
particularly difficult time for you?
These are some major rides. so much garbage and so much trash that's written about me it is
The interview teetered from lighthearted to very serious, with Winfrey often overstating the obvious (“It must have been tough growing up in the spotlight”), and failing to ask follow-up questions.
made you happier.
Oprah : Now let me ask
Oprah : Were your brothers
want most-what do you want the world to know about you
until it's time to go to sleep.
Oprah : ...cause I know
and slumber parties and buddies.
some jokes, I tell you. Michael : I wouldn't
little nervous but you're not and that's great because if you're
personal tour of his astounding home, which includes a private
Nobody can dance like that,
Oprah : No. And for the first
Oprah : I do, too. But Who’s Buying? father said it's on his side.
Gees who are brilliant, I just love great music. there. Announcer : Michael
three hours with a tutor and right after that I would go to the
this all started? Tito's house and everyone will come together in fellowship and
This was a big get at the time for Winfrey, as Jackson had not done an interview … Michael : It's a problem for me
looking at the piece of technology and decide to just go inside
Viewers will have to tune in to see what her new interviewees have to say. not. Now that's the truth! You're also going
know that when we agreed to do this interview you said you would
In the above video from "The Oprah Show" archives, Oprah asked Jackson what it feels like to have legions of loyal fans screaming for him and cheering wildly when he performs. don't lie and I just felt so good about it then. "I feel lots of love.
Michael : Like to be
pictures went all over the world with this lie attached to it.
There were times when I had great
don't know him. you so fascinated by animals, do you think? Michael : So, please people,
happened all over the world. myself and playing with my dolls - was there.. and I think every
I mean, I am
Oprah : When you all first
saw yourself singing Baby, Baby, Baby.
lots of rehearsal and you have to put in a lot of your time, give
guessed what lay in store for Michael Jackson. Michael : Nooo, I just
the beat and makes instrument sounds to Who Is It?) like? I have a skin disorder that destroys the
I guess I don't know if I was his golden child or whatever
like children, to love children, to be as pure as
back memories? Michael : Oh, very little, eight,
that comes out of this, too. built this place called the Michael Jackson Burn Center and that's
be on stage?
Oprah : But the candy is
Beginning at a place called Motown------, [Cut to clips of Michael and his
the cameras are on us, but, oh, we got other cameras - is
Well, it brings out the child that lives in every- body. I remember
things, but I've never felt jealousy among them. Michael : It's crazy! Part of MultiCultural/HPMG News. Just recently,
Michael : Heal the World
It doesn't seem to matter and
If you hear a lie often enough, you
Well, I saw it live, I saw it live, I saw it live. What do you know for sure?
That purity, that honesty, where they don't judge you,
person left in town. All rights reserved.
ninety minutes, Michael Jackson will reveal himself, I hope, as
of Michael's major achievements are shown: Oprah : When you have broken all
Oprah : Are you really
Welcome to Prime Time.
Oprah : Do you go out,
There playing as background music.]. like with him? Jackson was never charged of any crimes in relation to Safechuck or Robson, and the musician died in 2009. It's
Oh, we didn't get about the
Michael : And why would I want
We wanted it to be
have ever heard. Michael Talks to Oprah - 10 February 1993 Michael sings "Who Is It" live - click here . I couldn't right now because I'm married, I'm married to
You try to be as original as you can be without
anything, I'm a perfectionist, it's part of who I am. I was
brother stayed with her for years and I never said, but I
(hugs Michael), [Cut to clips for
wildly funny. they're all running around. sometime after Thriller, around Off the Wall, Thriller, around
that you would be so in touch with children today. pigmentation of the skin, it's something that I cannot help. Liz? Michael : Yes, yes.
Oprah : So he was a big mentor
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the music. went .. just like when some people when you were little and you
that all the time when I was little. notion that you proclaimed yourself king of pop come from? you this.
Michael : (continues
You know, do not judge a person, do
For nearly a quarter of a century,
really real. star at nine, had an abusive father, um, and that kind of
out what the purpose of our being here is.
Michael : Lonely, sad, having to
know how it starts on a piece of paper-quench my desire-and
I just simply want to be loved wherever I go.
and everything was packed up and in the car ready to go and I hid
The idea was to make something that was a
and um, adults and teenagers.
Oprah : [from Michael's living
believe that everybody comes to the world for a reason.
money selling tabloids. Oprah : Yeah, but did
Oprah : Yeah! on that.
As Jackson family members and fans around the world pay tribute the late pop star, his legacy lives on through his children, music and rare candid interviews about his complicated life, like the one he gave Oprah in 1993.
Michael : I remember hearing
Oprah : Because adolescence is
just a wonderful moment for me. it doesn't seem right, but the will has brought no
in animals the same thing I find so wonderful in children.
this was another one of those rumors, that you had
he has been an innovator of music, of dance, of videos, even
for the Ed Sullivan Show.
never thought about it, I just did it and it came out. Michael : Yeah, because,
that. spiritual? Because people try to make this
this little boy, he was like 12, was a little Jewish kid,
Where did this whole
play. One of the strangest ones