Snipes Turned Bodyguard For Terrified Jackson On Bad Video Set

MICHAEL JACKSON was so scared as he shot his BAD video in Harlem, New York, he held hands with co-star WESLEY SNIPES.
The Hollywood actor played a gang leader in the 16-minute music video, which was shot in 1987, and he recalls the King Of Pop was terrified of the rough neighbourhood - and so enlisted Snipes to help him feel safe.
The actor tells America's GQ magazine, "I think Michael was a little scared being in Harlem. We were holding hands walking down the street. I was like, 'Hang in there, Michael. Don't worry about it, brother - I got you.' I went from being the actor in the scene with him to bodyguarding him.
"The people were calling out his name - some favourably, some not so favourably. Some were happy that Michael was in the hood; some were like, 'Yo, Mike, get the f**k out of the hood. We're not feeling you, man. F**king Michael Jackson.'
"(They were) yelling it across the street. And he's hearing this. They felt detached from Michael. They felt as though Michael had moved (on) from the black community.
"He turned to me, and he says, 'Are you scared?' I was like, 'What? Scared of what?' 'You know, the people and everything. Aren't you scared of them?' I was like, 'Nah, Mike. I grew up here. This is all good. Are you scared?' He was like, 'Yeah, a little.'"


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MICHAEL JACKSON WE LOVE YOU...........
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MJ was just out of his element a little bit... until he hit the video set of course...He wasn't on his turf so to speak. NY can be gritty and to have people hurl negativity at him (haters) I could understand him being a bit nervous. We all have experienced something like that. Thanks Wesley for looking out for the King! r.ip. MJ
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Dont worry Michael it was alright to be scared and as for the people who werent feeling you..They were jealous....because you moved on and made something of himself. Michael wasnt from Harlem anyway,,so whats the big deal?
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Well, nobody was yelling for Snipes to get the F*** out of the hood, so what did he have to be afraid of. MJ knew how people can come after you to tear you limb from limb. I'd say he was damn brave to walk that gauntlet. Loving MJ
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I'm black & I lived in NYC all of my life. I'm afraid to walk through certain neighborhoods. A friend invited me to a B'day a party in Brownsville. I didn't go; I was afraid I was going to get carjacked or mugged. I don't blame Michael for being scared. Good looking Wesley Snipes. I wish someone would have protected him from the Devil aka Dr. Murray. I love you more MJ
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We all get afraid some times,Michael was right to be---that's human nature.Love you MICHAEL,always in my heart.
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MICHAEL JACKSON There are so many, many of us world wide that loves you, you will always be in our hearts........Justice will prevail once and for all.........now, no one can touch you or hurt you anymore...................All those moments when you were apprehensive as to what was going to be, is over now..........Only the justice for you is just around very soon............We L.O.V.E. you MICHAEL JACKSON Rest In Peace.
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Those people that said nasty words to MICHAEL are eating their heart out, so to speak...........They are now hanging their heads down in shame......................By now they saw the video of all those prisoners doing MICHAEL'S Dance...........and they are most likely thinking, they wished they had been more for MICHAEL and be like him...................It's their loss !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I bet they are a sorry bunch now !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!MICHAEL JACKSON is ETERNAL.................
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