MTV News have reported that Will.I.Am of Black Eyed Peas fame, who is presently actively working on Michael’s new album, has praised him for his insight into music.
“I’m a fan of the dude,” Will.I.Am stated. “He’s the smartest dude I ever met! I met James Brown, had the opportunity to work wit’ him too. You get a couple of great people to help you live your life. You got your Michael Jacksons, your James Browns, Princes, Nat King Coles, just to shed light on the earth.
Michael Jackson, he told me what rock and roll meant. He said; “Rock and roll, you know, that means having sex. That’s what they used to say back in the ’50s: “You ever rock and roll?” Chillin’ with him, you have a outlook on what Michael Jackson will be like. He still is real proud of being black. A lot of times he’s repressed in the media, so you don’t think that.”
Will added that he’s not sure if any of his music will end up on Michael’s next album, but they’re continuing to talk and try to figure out what they need to do to finish their tracks.