SATURDAY MATINÉE: Michael Jackson Deposition (1993)

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There’s no escape from accusations of copyright infringement, even for one of the most gifted musicians the world has ever. Here’s a 3-hour cut of Michael Jackson’s 1993 deposition held in Mexico, centred around supposed plagiarism of “The Girl Is Mine”, “Thriller” and “We Are the World”.

This might be a heavy watch but for MJ fans or general music fans wanting a glimpse into his work ethic and creativity, this 3-hour video of Michael Jackson’s Mexico deposition is worth your time. Back in 1993, alongside Quincy Jones, Lionel Richie, Rod Temperton and Joseph Jackson, Michael was accused of plagiarising songs “The Girl Is Mine”, “Thriller” and “We Are the World”. The quintet were later found innocent but for Mike, it was yet another gruelling court case filled with unnecessary questioning as he was already in the middle of the infamous Jordan Chandler molestation case. If you can look past his obvious displeasure and visible pain, you get to hear about unreleased songs from the Thriller era including Hot Street, Rolling The Dice, Starlight and a shelved collaboration with Run DMC.

If you have a spare few hours, stream it below.