In a 1987 letter that resurfaced now, King of Pop Micheal Jackson is seen throwing shade at rock legends Elvis Presley and The Beatles as he calls out the discrimination against black artists. While claiming himself to be better than the laters, the late pop singer threw temper as he called out the importance given to white singers.
“I am not prejudiced, it’s just time for the first Black King now,” writes the singer in the letter in which he warned Bruce Springsteen that he will show him “who’s the boss”.
“He is anything but ‘The King’,” Jackson says of Elvis Presley.
While undermining British boy band Beatles he writes, “Yes these guys were good, but they weren’t better singers or dancers than the blacks.”
Further adding, Jackson also wrote of his ambitions to end racism and become a symbol of unity and talent across races.
“I want what’s fair. I want all races to love as one,” said the singer.
“My goal is to become so ‘Big’, so powerful. To become such a hero, to end prejudice. To make these little white kids love me by selling over 200,000,000 albums. Make them look up to me. I will change the world,” the King of Pop concluded.