Aaron Carter, the American singer who rose to fame as a pop and hip-hop star in the late-1990's, has claimed he never told an entertainment reporter Michael Jackson gave him cocaine. Carter stunned fans on Thursday (30th June 2011) when he allegedly told OK Magazine Australia that the late singer offered him drugs and alcohol.
A representative for the singer now tells Tmz.com the report was entirely fabricated and that despite their close relationship, Jackson never offered Carter anything untoward. In the original article written by international journalist Daphne Barak, Carter was quoted as saying, "Yes, (MJ) gave me wine. I mean, I could have refused, but I was 15. As for drugs? He gave me cocaine". Carter also claimed such incidents continued until his mother was forced to phone the police and report the 'Thriller' star. The singer's representative totally denies the veracity of the article, saying, "Nothing was said that was reported". The rep also directed Tmz to a YouTube video of the interview with Barak, which appears to back up Carter's version of events. Although the journalist was approached for a comment, there has so far been no response.
Aaron Carter was controversially considered to be one of Michael Jackson's closest friends. The singer, who passed away in June 2009, was acquitted of child sexual abuse in 2005.