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Michael was a very humble, respectful person who, according to Cory Rooney, who worked with Michael at Sony/Epic, was not demanding as many artists are. Cory shared a story in a recent interview about Michael….
Cory: ”…There’s other times where I sit there in the studio and say I cannot believe that I’m working with this person and this is what it is. And they all have the nerve to have attitudes.
Then you work with a guy like Michael Jackson who when he was late, he was supposed to be in the studio at twelve and he showed up about quarter to one. He felt so terrible for being late he apologized the whole session. The next day he sent a big giant basket because we’re talking about movies and how much I love movies. So he sent me this giant basket….Oh my goodness, it probably had 100 DVDs. It had popcorn, candy, all kinds of books and movie trivia, all kinds of stuff. Again the card said, ‘I’m very sorry for not respecting your time.”….I would say Mike, what time do you want to start tomorrow? He said, ‘Cory, you’re the boss. You tell me what time. If you want me here seven in the morning, I will be here at seven in the morning.’ He said, ‘You are the boss. Whatever you tell me.’
Chris Yandek (Interviewer): What I find interesting about those comments is the way the mainstream media projects it is that he wanted to always do things his way.
Cory: “Not at all, not at all. That’s what I said. It’s like if the world would just stop and just really pay attention.”
via Reflection On The Dance
Though Michael Jackson and his father, Joseph Jackson, had an infamous and very strained relationship they could often be seen holding hands as they arrived daily to attend Michael’s trial in 2005.
Michael Jackson looking slightly bored during a press conference
"I had to take it from the waist to go guiding it from so many people that it was trying to touch him and snatch the hat. Once they got him and Michael had tears in his eyes, and I thought: Oh, my God, gonna have to cry!
A few days after this incident he told me that the hat was one of five favorites that had and with those who acted on the stage.”
-Scott Cummings, bodyguard.