Sir Paul McCartney is baffled by reports he stood to inherit THE Beatles' back catalogue in Michael Jackson's will.
The two superstars fell out when Jackson snapped up the rights to the Fab Four's hits behind MCCartney's back in 1984.
After Jackson sold half his share to Sony Music back in 1995, it was speculated that the King of Pop planned to return his 50 per cent back to MCCartney following his death.
The rumour was debunked when it emerged a 2002 will handed over Jackson's entire estate to a family trust comprising of his mother and three children.
The news didn't surprise MCCartney - who insists he never believed he'd inherit the songs.
The singer tells Australian news site Undercover, "Some time ago, the media came up with the idea that Michael Jackson was going to leave his share in the Beatles songs to me in his will which was completely made up and something I didn't believe for a second. Now the report is that I am devastated to find that he didn't leave the songs to me. This is completely untrue.
"I had not thought for one minute that the original report was true and therefore, the report that I'm devastated is also totally false, so don't believe everything you read folks!"