Yet the two men who knew Michael Jackson best in the final two years of his life - the bodyguards who protected him around the clock - reveal a sad, isolated and paranoid man who romanced mystery women, was in such financial difficulties that he could not pay staff and whose credit cards were often declined.Bizarre antics accompanied his every move, according to their new book.
"We also had Tasers with a charge of 1.2 million volts, powerful enough to take down a man of 20st."And we had a cache of backup weapons, fully-automatic submachine guns, 12-gauge shotguns and machine pistols."Jackson "trusted no one", adds fellow bodyguard Bill Whitfield."There were times when he vented loudly, 'Why don't people just leave me alone?
Co-written by PARTYNEXTDOOR and only released as a deluxe edition bonus cut, it presents Rihanna as more fantasy than human, just as we’d known her before.
But I’m glad it was eventually pushed as a single anyway, because there’s no disputing: sex with Rihanna is amazing, and that she says so is no less revolutionary than Beyoncé’s proclamation that she woke up like that. We do all this hard work, and there’s no vacation from it.
Undoubtedly the year’s most rewarding sleeper hit, it was released as the third single from Sremm Life 2 in early September, but only climbed to the Billboard No. Much analysis of “Black Beatles” has laid its success at the feet of the Mannequin Challenge, and there’s no doubt that the viral video craze gave it a boost.
But there’s something so inherently joyful at its core that it’s easy to imagine why kids and adults alike would desire to be suspended in its moment, one way or another.