Gladys Knight comments on Michael

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Gladys Knight comments on Michael

Post by Silver » Wed Jun 29, 2005 9:01 am

This is the transcript of the interview that Gladys Knight, the legendary Motown Singer (who received a Life Time Achievement Award) gave after the BET awards show last night:

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Jackie (BET tv): I have to ask you because you helped bring him and his brothers into the fold. At Motown, Michael Jackson, everything that's been going on with him, your reaction to the verdict, everything that's been going on lately?

Gladys: It's been hard for me to watch.

Jackie: hmm why?

Gladys: Because I knew them, I been knowing Michael since his legs would hang off that sofa. It just would hang off the sofa, he was that little. And I watched him grow into his music, which we absolutely loved. Then I watched him retreat, you know and become an introvert. I watched a lot of things about Michael. Then I watched him find his music again and it became his life. And we sucked him dry. But everything that he was worth, you know that music that touched us, it made us move. We said wow, he is awesome, how do you do that? How do you move the body like that? you know, we sucked him dry. Ok, but not realizing he didn't have a life. Where could Michael go? you know. Where could he go? We used to sit in the office. We had the same manager. He would just sit. Young man never went to a baseball game. We don't take these questions and lay them out on the table when people are in trouble. Now I'm not trying to do the verdict here. Guilty, not guilty I wasn't there.

Jackie: hmm…

Gladys: But I'm just saying as a people we have a responsibility too, to look pass certain things rather than take ---take, take, take, take. you know? If he has a problem, then lets see about helping. That kinda thing, and not just saying: oh I hope he goes to jail! you know?

Jackie: Yea, your right. I hear ya

Gladys: So thats, that's what I'm saying. As far as young people today. Hey, we haven't given them much.

Jackie: uh huh

Gladys: To go on

Jackie: Well hopefully he'll be watching this and I think it’ll warm his spirit.

Gladys: I talked to him a couple times during that. And he's really sick. I don't know why they don't bring that out? you know, Physically. It's not an act. you know?

(Jackie cuts her off)

Jackie: With the back

Gladys: He has a disease

Jackie: Problems and going to the hospital, he's had a lot of problems physically?

Gladys: He's really sick

Jackie: Yea

Gladys: you know, and it's not for me to make that announcement. you know. But for me to do that, you know. That's for his family to do that thing.

Jackie: Yea, well he's lucky to have you.

Gladys: Yea, you know. I just pray for him all the time.

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Post by Black Loafers » Wed Jun 29, 2005 9:06 am

:bluecry:PlaseMichel get better!!!I love you soomuch I don't wanna loose you :heart2:
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Post by whisper » Wed Jun 29, 2005 1:00 pm

She's talking about his vitiligo and his back problem from my understanding.

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Post by sistahlamb » Wed Jun 29, 2005 1:31 pm

hmmmm......I think you're right Whisper. There was a thread about this on MJNO Forums and it was closed because people were speculating that he had a disease called "Lupis" I can't spell it but it's sort of a disease that may be the cause of Michael's back problems over the past several years.

I have doubts that it's true that he has a disease other than vitiligo, but Gladis really kinda implied that, no???

Sorry for speculating, but it's really worrying.

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Post by HeavenSent » Wed Jun 29, 2005 1:47 pm

I jumped the gun about deleting this thread earlier because of what I saw happening on other forums.

My heart jumps everytime people start talking about his health and how bad it is.

If it's his vitilago that's making him really sick, my question would be how??? Who here can tell me?
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Post by Off_the_wall » Wed Jun 29, 2005 1:53 pm

Originally posted by HeavenSent
I jumped the gun about deleting this thread earlier because of what I saw happening on other forums.

My heart jumps everytime people start talking about his health and how bad it is.

If it's his vitilago that's making him really sick, my question would be how??? Who here can tell me?
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Post by urbanpinkpixie » Wed Jun 29, 2005 2:03 pm

I hope Michael gets better soon.
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Post by abbymjgirl » Wed Jun 29, 2005 2:08 pm

I just liked it when she said that they don't put that out there, the fact that he's really sick. That's sort of true in some sense. The media is just wanting to know where he is instead of how.

I just got the impression that she meant he's really sick like w/ his back, and maybe he's needing to eat. BUT, That's what I got.

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Post by Tabloid Junkie » Wed Jun 29, 2005 2:10 pm

I think so too Whisper.

In my opinion, she is saying what Oprah needs to be saying right now :laugh

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Post by Silviaj80 » Wed Jun 29, 2005 2:11 pm

Originally posted by Albamelia
I just liked it when she said that they don't put that out there, the fact that he's really sick. That's sort of true in some sense. The media is just wanting to know where he is instead of how.

I just got the impression that she meant he's really sick like w/ his back, and maybe he's needing to eat. BUT, That's what I got.
really, I truly hope he's going to feel better
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Post by abbymjgirl » Wed Jun 29, 2005 2:14 pm

Originally posted by Tabloid Junkie
I think so too Whisper.

In my opinion, she is saying what Oprah needs to be saying right now :laugh
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Post by Silviaj80 » Wed Jun 29, 2005 2:19 pm

Originally posted by Albamelia
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maybe I'm wrong, but it seems to me that Oprah is a two-faced woman: once she was so kind with MJ with the 1993 interview, then suddenly, when the Arvizo case broke, she becomes like a tabloid :thumbsdow :uh_uh:
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Post by HeavenSent » Wed Jun 29, 2005 2:21 pm

Let stay on topic, K? :laugh
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Post by abbymjgirl » Wed Jun 29, 2005 2:25 pm

Carla's right!:)

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Post by Tabloid Junkie » Wed Jun 29, 2005 2:56 pm

Sorry :( :laugh

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