After being found miraculously not-guilty of perhaps some of the creepiest, most well-substantiated crimes in recent headline memory, the Erstwhile King of Pop moved halfway across the world to Dubai, only to be caught in a ladies' room applying makeup. Once again, the sissy-voiced Sultan of Sleepovers was the laughing stock of the planet. But just how sissy-voiced is he? A Court TV reporter now claims that the childlike falsetto we have come to associate with the disgraced singer is as fake as the nose on his face:
Michael Jackson has a big, deep voice, [Court TV's Diane] Dimond revealed. Somewhere in there, especially if you bring him bad news or if you make him mad, his voice gets very, very deep.
I was there one day when someone asked him about Gloria Allred, the attorney that has sort of dogged him and turned around in one foul swoop and said She can go to hell in this big, deep masculine voice.
Michael's close friends Liza Minelli and David Gest agree with Dimond, telling Larry King back in 2002 they also heard Michael's voice change during a phone conversation.
It's difficult to measure just how deep and manly a voice is, especially when using David Gest as your control group; still, the claims could have merit. We are left wondering just what his recording legacy would amount to had he sung in his true register all these years; the thought of "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" sung entirely in a Barry White bass gives us the funky shivers.
Also: Jackson who once released a record containing the lyric "Jew me, sue me, everybody do me, kick me, kike me," is back in the news for having made anti-Semitic comments on a recorded phone message.