The 'Queen' of Pop's sad, sad life

2009-07-04 00:00

THE death of the King of Pop sent shock waves throughout not only the music industry, but the world. There is no doubt that the “Wacko Jacko” brand had a pulling power that only a few other brands in the world have.

Through treacherous times, Jackson’s following stayed loyal to him and listened to no one but him, even when it was all too clear that some of the allegations against him were spot on. That’s the joy of being followed by fanatics and blind supporters.

I was first introduced to him in the eighties through the album Thriller, the best-selling album of all time. From that point on, he only got better, musically that is, and not for too long either.

I certainly believe that we were all put on this Earth with talents and gifts through which we can inspire others and change their lives in one form or another, directly or indirectly. Jackson certainly did that, and more.

However, the wheels came off in other aspects of his life and this had an adverse effect on his musical career. Benjamin Disraeli said the secret to success is consistency of purpose and Jackson was certainly successful but inconsistent.

Over the years, countless excuses were made about his dysfunctional childhood, but one just has to look at the townships and other similar black residential areas to see dysfunctional childhoods, but those people did not end up as messed up and twisted as he was.

He made a mess of everything that got him where he was and he ended up a tragic hero who had lived a bitter and lonely life.

There is a dichotomy about Jackson’s life. On the one part, he was brand Michael Jackson and on the other hand he had paedophile tendencies, among his various insanities. As a result, the fanatics were landed with the whole package. How about the leader and founder of a Jackson social network group who committed suicide as if there is no life worth living without Jackson?

Jackson must have hated the person he had become. He changed from a handsome black boy with a voice and appeal to die for to a white women with bleached skin and an unusually pointed nose.

He looked worse than James “King of Soul” Brown and Ike Turner, the kings of the women beaters. I am not sure who takes the cake between him and OJ Simpson.

Can you imagine what must have happened when he met his maker, whenever that happens? I am certain he must have been turned back because he would have been told that God did not make a white women to be the King of Pop, more like the Queen of Pop if you ask me.

As they say, all good things come to an end and all kingdoms will ultimately fall. If you do not believe me, ask the Romans, the Zulus, Saddam Hussein and even the Queen of Pop. Cuba’s Fidel Castro and Algeria’s Muammar Gaddafi will soon find out.

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