Michael Jackson‘s estate, along with Sony, are setting the record straight that they did not admit MJ’s posthumous album was bogus.
According to Sony and the Estate, “No one has conceded that Michael Jackson did not sing on the songs. The hearing Tuesday was about whether the First Amendment protects Sony Music and the Estate and there has been no ruling on the issue of whose voice is on the recordings.”
Media outlets reported on Friday that lawyers for the company “conceded” the songs released after the King of Pop died were actually an MJ Impersonator singing.
Unfortunately, fans and outlets were reacting to “boiler plate” legal language that didn’t exactly mean how they they interpreted it. Actually, the position taken in the case by MJ’s estate and Sony was that the lawsuit should be tossed whether the allegations are true or not. However, there was no admittance of anything.
The case was filed in 2014 after a fan of Jacksons challenged the validity of the music that was released posthumously, and included the songs “Monster,” “Keep Your Head Up,” and “Breaking News.”
Our sources close to the situation claim nobody from the estate was physically in the studio when the recordings took place, and have always been told the recordings were genuine MJ. At this point, though, we’re told the people in charge of his music feel it doesn’t really matter if the tracks are legit or not.