Michael Jackson often kept his cards close to his chest but there was one interview when he came out fighting and gave a warning about the stories that circulated about him.
The legendary pop singer opened up to Fox News journalist Geraldo Rivera in 2005, when he spoke about the impact the press has on his family and wellbeing.
The interview covered all areas of Jackson's life and when the conversation turned to his family, instead of clamming up Michael revealed what he actually thought.
Jackson was asked: "The way you and Randy react [to each other] I love watching it. Who’s top dog?”
There was no hesitation in Jackson replying that it was Randy.
Michael Jackson believed the truth would win through in the end
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He went on to indicate that he trusted his family and insisted that "blood was thicker than water”, when it came to how he and his siblings were brought up.
Jackson said: “Blood’s everything to us. It’s what we were taught, value, we’re friends at the end of the day, which is important, despite what the public and press say, we’re friends.”
The often proclaimed King of Pop said that the stories about him were "sensationalism."
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Taking down their validity, Jackson said: "It’s not true, it’s like looking at a fictitious movie, because it’s fiction.
"It’s like watching science fiction it’s not true. And I know myself. And it’s sad when other people have to read those things and they believe it."
Jackson believed that he would be justified in the end, saying: "No, because I know eventually the truth will prevail, and I’m about truth you know?
“Does it affect me? Yes but you know I’m very strong, I’ve got rhinoceros skin.
Michael Jackson had a message to his doubters
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"But at the same time I’m human, so anything can hurt like that, but I’m very strong, and I just don’t like people hearing about such false information."
The Thriller star said that he was always going to be shot at because of who he was.
He continued: "The bigger the star the bigger the target, I’m not saying I’m a super duper star I’m not saying that. People come at celebrities, we’re targets.
"Truth always prevails, and I believe in that, I believe in God."
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