Producer L.A. REID has a new book coming out where he claims that MICHAEL JACKSON could be ICE COLD when he wanted to be. For instance, he loved watching his rival PRINCE fail.
Back in the ’90s, Reid and BABYFACE were working with Michael, and he took them into a screening room. He showed them a video of a 1983 JAMES BROWN concert, where both he and Prince were onstage guests.
Michael danced a few steps, and then Prince tried to perform, but it was a disaster. He couldn’t get his guitar to work, and he was trying microphone tricks and poses that just weren’t good.
Reid says, quote, “Prince fell as flat as he could, and Michael enjoyed laughing at the video.”
Then he played a scene from Prince’s crappy movie “Under the Cherry Moon” so he could laugh at him some more.