Streaming services: Spotify, Apple Music, Youtube, and others have simultaneously removed three hit songs by Michael Jackson. The removed songs from his 2010 posthumously released album include: “Keep Your Head Up, Monster featuring 50 Cent, and Breaking News have officially been pulled due to claims that Jackson did not sing the songs.” The scrubbing of these songs is part of a lawsuit between Jackson’s estate and Sony Music against attorney Vera Serova, who filed a class-action lawsuit against Sony and Jackson’s estate in 2014, “claiming the three songs violated consumer laws, unfair competition, and fraud.” Serova claims that the songs were sold the Song from Angelikson Productions, and Jackson’s children, father, mother, sister, and nephew have all publically stated they do not believe it is their brother singing.
The website spokesperson shared, “The Estate and Sony Music believe the continuing conversation about the tracks is distracting the fan community and casual Michael Jackson listeners from focusing their attention where it should be — on Michael’s legendary and deep music catalog.”
Jackson’s mother, Katherine Jackson, said, “some of the tracks on the album are fake,” his sister LaToya Jackson echoed, asserting, “It doesn’t sound like him.”
“How they constructed these songs is very sneaky and sly,” Taryll tweeted. “I KNOW my Uncle’s voice, and something’s seriously wrong when you have immediate FAMILY saying it’s not him.”
– Excerpt from an article for theGrio by Matthew Allen. Read the full article here.
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