Michael Jackson - Richie Freaked Out By Jacko's Missing Python

Writing the charity anthem We Are The World with Michael Jackson was a terrifying experience for Lionel Richie - because he didn't realise the King of Pop's pet python had escaped in the room where they were creating music magic.
The soul man recalls he and his odd pal were close to completing the Usa For Africa song when he saw something slithering out the corner of his eye.
He says, "As I glance over my shoulder I'm looking into the face of a yellowish python. I am screaming like the last horror movie... and he (Jackson) goes, 'Oh my God, there he is. Y'know Lionel, he was lost in the room. I knew he was here somewhere.'
"I said to him, 'Michael, are you telling me you had a python in your room...?' He said, 'He's been lost for a week.'"


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What is wrong with this writer?!? 'Jacko' is a RACIST term from the 1800s to call a black man an ape boy! Stop using that term! Also "he and his odd pal", just stop with slurring a dead man! Don't write about Michael Jackson if you can't do it right!
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Yes, Ms Smith and Yanni54, when will they stop?
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Amen Ms Smith! contactmusic should be ashamed of thier selves to "publish" writing like this, disrespecting Michael by using "Jacko" in place of his name Jackson and calling him an "odd pal", what is/was so "odd" about Michael...NOTHING!! Michael was a loving, caring, very giving humanbeing. The world was blessed to have him in our lifetime.
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Ms. Smith we had been trying for years to stop these people and the New York Post to stop disrespecting this man in this way. I can't understand why they insist on doing this to Michael Jackson. Ms. Katherine gave him a complete name not this bogus, half a$$ed, disrespectful excuse of garbage that contact music and others just will NOT discontinue to use. I know that when MJ was alive they went crazy disrespecting him and his family for years, now that he has passed on when will they stop this.
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listen you peace of s**t his last name is not jacko learn how to spell you moron. let me help you try to remember how to spell its not hard J A C K S O N. get it right media jerks
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I agree w/ the commenters. I'm so tired of the stupid nickname "Jacko". And, referring to him as "his odd pal" doesn't help either. If you can't write something positive about MJ without defaming him then PLEASE... write nothing at all. Or better yet, let me have YOUR JOB. I promise, I'll do a better job.
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Lady Robyn - I like your solution. Give you the job if these lame brain's can't learn how to spell Jackson. If it's got too many letters for you, try MJ. It's not like anyone won't know who you're talking about! And for God's sake, stop with referring to Michael as "odd". I bet there are things in your closet you wouldn't want the world to know about either!!All that aside, you've got to laugh at Michael keeping a python in this room and scaring Ritchie half to death. I love Michael's fearless innocence. Doesn't everyone keep a python as a pet?! :-)
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