I got the pleasure of meeting Michael jackson and it was an amazing experience. I was in LA and we got a call from Michael’s Attorney and good friend Peter Lopez (R.I.P) and he said, ‘Hey man Michael wants to meet you.’
I was just blown away. I didn’t know what to do. I was like why would he want to meet me? LOL. I felt honored. So that day we went to his house in the afternoon. We walked in and we went into this room and it was like an actual casino. He had all the old slot machines and signs and blackjack tables from the Sahara casino in Vegas. It was the most amazing thing you’ve ever seen.
His butler came in and said, ‘Hey Michael wants to meet in the Gold Room.’ So we walk to this other room and there’s nothing but gold everywhere.. the sofas.. the picture frames..he had gold coins on the table, it was crazy! We talked for hours because we had a lot in common. We both even love cartoons. He also told me his favorite song was ‘Bartender’ which was pretty funny lol.
The crazy part was in the middle of conversating you could hear tour busses outside and people on the microphone saying ‘Hey everybody this is Michael Jacksons house!’ Michael told me ‘This is crazy, this is everyday. People won’t leave me alone. I can’t even hang out in my yard.’ I can tell he was having a tough time dealing with it. It was a lot of pressure.
We ended our meeting on a good note though and planned to go into the studio and make records it just never came together. I wish it could’ve. It was truly an honor to meet the biggest artist in the world and it is a day I will cherish for the rest of my life. Michael and Peter thank you for the memory.
– T-Pain | follow me @nbtpain