Whoo Kid speaks on randomly meeting Michael Jackson in Bahrain after losing his passport and being forced to stay an extra day! He got a chance to kick it with Michael Jackson like I’m sure very few got a chance to do, they hit up the mall, Starbucks and got to chill on a personal level!
50 Cent never got a chance to officially meet Michael personally so what does Whoo Kid do? Calls him up and rubs it in his face! Cold! But at the same time MJ and 50 got a chance to speak on the phone for a minute and in the process they set up a collaboration that unfortunately didn’t get to unfold! So was the “Monster” song on the 2010 release Michael the same collaboration they were working on?
Did Whoo Kid have to bite his tongue while talking about Ja Rule? Has Michael ever her of Shakira? Did Tyson Beckford battle Michael Jackson in a moon walk dance-off?
Find out the answers to these questions and more in this memorable DJ Whoo Kid interview!
You were talking before about Michael Jackson, I was reading about that, when you guys hung out in Bahrain.
Yeah, that was weird man. That was like, the ultimate.
You said you guys kicked it on kind of a personal level.
Yeah, it wasn’t like a fan meeting Michael Jackson. I’m very personally hooked up with the Sheikh over there”“Abdullah, that’s one of my boys”“because he has a label. I gave him a list of people to work with, blah blah blah. He never, for some reason, told me that Michael Jackson was under his label. I guess he’s on another level, where he doesn’t really need to tell me. Me, losing my passport, I had to go stay at his palace or whatever. Michael Jackson was next door. He (Abdullah) said “Go to the pool. Everything’s there: food, women, whatever you want”¦enjoy.” But I didn’t know Michael Jackson was at that pool! He just happened to walk over just to hang out. I was like “Yo man! What the hell?” When you randomly walk in and see that, how do you react to that? Inside my head I was going nuts but I didn’t want him to think I was crazy so I said “What’s up? I respect you” blah blah blah. I was more shocked because he had on like”¦shorts! He had white shorts! Maybe it’s me: I thought he’d have a skin problem in his face and his hands, I would never think his legs is white, you know what I’m saying?
We got cool. I didn’t talk to him like the way the manager and everybody else was talking to him. Everybody was talking to him like he was a little kid or whatever but I was like “What up kid! Yo!” Blah blah blah. I gave him his space. I called Tyson Beckford. He came through because he stayed with me while I was stuck. He had three days to hang out, him and his boy. I said “Come on here! I got to show you something!” So Tyson Beckford came. He’s like “Yo, what the f*ck!?“ So we gave him his space and we’re talking to each other and all the sudden Michael Jackson‘s just laughing on the side listening to our conversation, and he just came over and started hanging with us, and then all the sudden he’s like “Yo, Whoo Kid, let’s go to the mall!” I was like “Huh?” We just went to the mall, but there’s a law in Bahrain, like no one can touch Michael Jackson. He had his robe and everything but people saw him and just stayed away. The main Sheikh or whatever, or prince, made a law: you see him, don’t bother him. Usually if you’re walking the mall, everything’s shut down. We’re going to Starbucks, we’re chilling, going to look at wierd clothes, and fake religion, true religion”“I don’t know what we were looking at”¦we were just hanging out at the mall. We just came back, ate, and we were just chopping it up the whole time.
I was like “Yo, 50 Cent is doing a movie in Morocco, which is not too far from Bahrain.” Let me call 50 and put both of them on the phone. So I put both of them on the phone and they start chopping it up and then I get back on the phone and 5o‘s like “F*ck you!” and hangs up on me, because he’s never met Michael Jackson. Like, I met him first so it was f*cking surreal for him to be on the phone with Michael Jackson. John Legend, who was flown in to do a record with him for that label, he came back that evening to eat dinner.
We were all eating dinner but I didn’t know that John Legend‘s manager was Ja Rule’s ex-manager. So I’m over here making fun of Ja Rule in front of Michael Jackson who was actually laughing at the shit. I was like “I think Ja Rule‘s in the dungeon”“we’re in the palace! I bet Ja Rule‘s in one these dungeons!” and Michael Jackson was laughing like “Ha ha ha! Ah ha ha!” and my boy’s trying to kick me under the table like “Whoo Kid! That’s f*cking Ja Rule‘s ex-manager over there!” I was like “What!?” The walls came crashing down”¦it spoke to me man.
That’s when I started believing in this thing called fate: why everything happens for a reason. I could have just had my passport, threw the event for the prince, and leave the next day but I lost my passport and it forced me to be there an extra four or five days to get through all the red tape to get a passport for me to get back home. Fate led me to go there, hang out at the palace, meet him. I interviewed Quincy Jones the other day he was like “Yo, I can’t believe you really hung out with him like that. He doesn’t usually like talking to people.”
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