Ola Ray: “I met Jane Fonda at the studio while getting my makeup done and she asked me to take [Michael] a note and give him a kiss and a hug. When I told Michael about the kiss he said, ‘Well…!?’”
Frank Cascio on Karen Faye: “I called her by the nickname Michael had given her – Turkle. Michael loved Turkle and messed with her all the time. If she was wearing a zippered jacket, he’d try to unzip it. If she was wearing a skirt, he’d lift it up.”
About Michael kissing a fan in 1981: How Michael Jackson, sexy lead singer of the Jacksons, surprised a female fan who broke through a line of security guards at the Forum in LA to give him a gift while he was on stage singing a love song. Although Michael apparently wondered how she had managed to outmaneuver the security muscle men, he accepted the gift then pulled her into his arms and kissed her tenderly.
In London in 1984: During the interval Michael is taken to the hospitality room backstage where he is served soft drinks by a barmaid.
“He asked me what her name was,” says Nick, “and when she said ‘Caroline’ he sang ‘Sweet Caroline’ to her! I don’t think she’ll forget that in a hurry.”
Jermaine talks about Michael flirting with hookers in 1984: We rode together as brothers en route to stadiums, but didn’t always share the same vehicle at others times because the Jehovah Witness elders took up two seats alongside Michael. Often, there was also Frank Dileo and photographer Harrison Funk. Growing entourages meant that it wasn’t always possible to travel together. But the following story was a funny memory of Michael’s that Harrison – whose friendship and less was trusted to roam freely with him for many years – has assisted with.
Their van had stopped at a set of traffic lights in Kansas City when Michael spotted three hookers on the street corner, with one wearing sequined hot pants. Michael’s eye couldn’t help but wander. “Oh my goodness, hurt me!” he said playfully – Jackson speak for, “Oh wow, she’s looking hot.” Then, just as the lights were about to change, he stuck his gloved hand out of the window and waved.
Three hookers did a double take, wondering if that was just… maybe… it can’t be… Michael Jackson? Just to make sure that they were certain, Michael opened the van door a little and, looking back as the van began to move away, he showed his face, chuckled and then slammed the door tight. He twisted around in his seat to watch three hookers jumping up and down in excitement. I don’t know what the two Jehovah Witnesses made of this interaction but it made Michael’s day and made one thing clear: he wasn’t always going to be squeaky clean.
Michael and Tatiana:That first morning, at that time mostly what the 2 did (she and MJ) would gaze at each other back and forth and just smiled & wave at each other the whole time. As she puts it, they just kept on repeating this silent, unscripted and unrehearsed scene over and over again. But it was Michael, who broke the ice and took it to another level.
TY: Though he did regularly gaze at me, I was in awe when I caught him looking at my butt. He just approached me and up close boldly studied my butt. Then he took a moment to look away for a second after he did that and it was as if he was thinking or as if he was somewhere else. Then after he took this little pause he just bluntly asked, ‘Were you a ballerina?’
MJ:’You wore pointy shoes and danced on your toes?’
TY: ‘Yes, I did.’
Michael began asking me questions about my life. A few times he was a little flirtatious, like when he told me I had an incredible walk. I said, “Well, it’s just a walk.” He looked at me and smiled. “No, you have a very sexy walk.”
By our fourth take, the heel of my boot was caught in the cars upholstery and Michael put his hand on my leg to help pull it out. It blew my mind that he had actually touched my leg, which I pulled away and began to tumble out of the car falling on my butt and hard too! Michael started laughing hysterically as Joe Pytka yelled, “Get up, keep it going, keep it going, and don’t stop.” As I did, Michael got out of the car and started wiping my butt off.
The fall caused a run in my stockings and the stylist wanted me to change. I started walking off the set and Michael asked, ”Where are you going?” I explained that she wanted me to change my stockings. He disapproved by saying. “No, I like it. I think the run is neat. It’s sexy.”
During a quick break from the scene, Michael pointed out two birds high above us perched on a ledge — they were making love. He said, “Look,” while pointing up. I became embarrassed and shy and I looked away blushing. Michael stood gazing at me with this sweet smirk on his face that was somehow naughty.
Beverly Johnson: On July 8th, Motown threw a big party for Diana Ross in California to welcome her tour there which opened on July 4th. Though the party was for Diana, Michael Jackson ended up being the talk of the night when he turned up with his date for the evening, supermodel Beverly Johnson (who appears in Jackson’s Liberian Girl video). The LA Times reviewed the party – one quote said: “Michael never let Beverly’s hand go all-night. Could this be true love?”
Rebbie Jackson on Michael: “If Michael were married, the gay rumor would stop immediately. But the press doesn’t see him with many women, not taking into account the fact that he’s a workaholic. Also, with his eyes and his complexion and the fact that he wears make-up before the camera and onstage, he comes off to the press as looking sort of feminine.
But just being around him and hearing the little things that he says about women tell me he’s definitely not homosexual.”
Iman:“We had to act out the kissing scene on Remember The Time three times and if Michael had anything to do with it, we would still be filming it,” she said, shrieking with laughter.
“He really got into it. I told him: ‘You know you’re paying me to do this! You know I’m an engaged woman!’ He thought that was very funny.” “He’s a shy man but he has a great sense of humour. He mingled with everyone on the shoot and I was amazed how easy he was to be with.”
Joe Mantegna on Michael and Madonna:Joe Mantegna who worked on a commercial with Madonna in 1992 remembers that Michael was also working on a commercial in a studio nearby. He said that Madonna walked in and Michael was telling him something like, “You know Madonna can be naughty, a bad girl. Sometimes she needs to be spanked.” He hadn’t realized Madonna was standing right behind him.
With Lisa Marie in 1992: According to Brett Livingstone, when Michael was about to leave, he offered Lisa a penetrating look and in a conspiratorial voice said, “You and me, we could get into a lot of trouble. Think about that, girl.”
Becky Barksdale:Barksdale recalled a concert, in a town she can’t remember, where she got an unexpected surprise from the Man in the Mirror.
It was during Jackson’s mega-hit Beat It, as she ripped through the Eddie Van Halen riffs made famous on MTV. Concentrating on the song, Barksdale was paying attention to little else.
“I came out front with him and we were dancing around and playing guitar, and he was right next to me,” she said, encouraging fans to visit her website to look for photos of the two together. “We never really had any contact with each other. We’re doing the show, night after night after night. One night, I think we were in Buenes Aires, or Chile, I can’t remember which … I had my eyes shut and I’m playing guitar, doing a guitar solo. All of a sudden I feel something on my butt.
I was like, ‘Oh my God, some crazed fan had somehow gotten past security and was on stage. But he was just having fun with me. I turned around and I saw that it was him, and my jaw dropped. And the drummer, I think he skipped a beat because he was laughing so hard,” said Barksdale, who beat out hundreds of other guitarists in a closed audition to win the right to stand on stage with Jackson during the tour.
Stacey McKenzie: I was so blessed to have the opportunity to meet the KING himself. I will never forget that moment for the rest of my life. I was chosen to attend The Fifth Element premier at the Cannes Film Festival as Jean Paul Gautiers’ date, the next day Mr. Gautier informed me that we were invited to attend the premier for Michaels video “Ghosts”. I brought my disposable camera (yes people DISPOSABLE) and took my seat in the 2nd row centre. Soon there was a lot of mayhem, people jumped out of their seats running to get a picture with Michael who was being swarmed by mad security. The security escorted Mr. Jackson to his seat and I almost had a heart attack, it was right in the front row centre behind me!
Once he settled in and the lights went dim, I began to tap him on his shoulder, he would turn around and smile, then speaking in his low boy like voice he said to me,”Hi pretty, are you having a good time?” I couldn’t speak but I was snapping away with my disposable camera. Through out the night, I tapped him quite a few more times and took quite a few more pictures, each and every time he would laugh asking if “I was enjoying myself.” After the premiere, he was willing to take a picture with me, while about to do so a crowd of people rushed him and he had to leave immediately due to security reasons. The last time I saw Mr. Jackson was while he was being taken away from beside me, the last thing he said to me was,”I’m sorry pretty girl, I hope you still had fun”. That was the day I met the KING and I continue to cherish it to this very sad day.
Foxy Brown: Michael called her up out of the blue and kept telling her she was beautiful, and kept calling her Foxy. She said she didn’t feel pretty until he said that.
Pattie Boulaye in 2001: “When we met at Uri Geller’s wedding that was the first time Michael began to tease me about looking like Diana Ross. He’d turn around and look at me in that naughty way and go, (singing) “Ain’t no mountain high enough.” And I’d go, “Michael!” He’d just laugh and giggle and go, “Patti, you look just like Diana – there must be a throwback! She must come from your family.” I said “I don’t think so! I don’t think so at all. (laughing)”
A friend of Michael's: By this time I was about 20 and we had much more to talk about. I’ll never forget the first thing he asked me was about my aunt. He had a thing for my Aunt J in the 80′s. She was ten years older than him and about 100 pounds heavier than him. She had always been pretty big and curvacious, most of her weight settling towards her lower body. It cracked me up that after all that time he was still checking for her. My mother had always told me that she thought Michael was some kind of undercover freak. He tried to be a shy boy in his younger days but he often got caught stealing some peeks. As she says, she thinks Michael was an “ass man.”
We caught up over the phone. He never failed to remind me of what a “pretty woman” I had grown up to be. He also never hesitated to bring up my childhood (and adulthood lol) crushes on Jermaine and Jackie. The Michael I was talking to was no “freak” and he surely wasnt weird. In fact he was way more normal than me. We called each other for the next few years and chatted about this and that. He was the same ol Michael to me. I started to think about making him pay my phone bill because he liked to talk…A LOT.
The Michael that people read about and see on TV was not the real Michael. They portray him to be some weird, quiet, asexual, virgin hermit that he’s not. Michael Joseph Jackson was one of the most flirtatious men I’ve ever encountered. It always throws me that people think he’s asexual or even gay. Michael loves women. Period. Black women, big women, little women, white women, tall women, short women…all women. No woman could be safe around the King of Pop. As shy as he was, he never hesitated to place his hands on my hips or stare at different women. He would be embarrassed to be caught taken a peak at cleavage or a booty. It was always a good laugh catching Mike glancing at someone’s assets. I saw him with different women over the years and I can be a witness to him being very much hetero.
We would get together and drink a little. We chatted about everything under the sun and laughed about everything. No one can make me laugh the way Michael did. He liked to joke about his bad luck with women. Some of the best laughter I’ve ever had was hearing him drop an f-bomb every now and then or his face when I made him dance with me to In The Closet. There was never a quiet dull moment around him. He allowed me to steal kisses from him and playfully tug at his clothes. I’d let him sneak a kiss in and I wouldnt bust him out for feeling up my thigh. I would never pass up the chances I got to get the famous MJ hugs. He has the best hugs in the world. But our relationship was never anything but platonic with a bit of the good ol Jackson flirtation.
At the Invincible signing in 2001: An older woman approaches the table to have her CD signed and MJ says “hi” to her than as she leaves he says, “elderly fish.”
(girl wearing a crop top and wearing a navel ring approaches Michael, Michael gestures and asks to bring her closer, he studies her belly button)
MJ: How does that work? Does it hurt?
After Michael gives the girl a hug, the man wearing grey next to Michael says: Do I see something sticking out?
MJ: You naaasty!
Michael visiting Gary Indiana in 2003
Fans follow the limo and a female fan with large breasts presses up against the glass of the limo as it leaves
MJ: “There’s some GOOD fish!”
MJ: (looking back at the crowd) “There’s some gooooood fish back there! Ooh! That one right there!”
Karen Faye: (laughing) “Oh look at that one right there! Look at her! Look!”
MJ: “Look at her titties! (laughing) Her titties are going… (makes bouncing motion)”
MJ: (watching people still following the limo) “Tell the police to be gentle with those girls, do not be mean – (points at girl) I like that one right there.”
Magdalena: Who would be your ideal leading lady, and why?
Michael: An actress? [laughs] You and I should do a film together. Let’s do it, I’d love that…
With an unknown fan:
Fan (outside car): Michael can I get a hug? Can I get a hug Michael?
MJ: Let her in, let her in, let her, she won’t hurt me.
Fan (entering car): Can I give you a hug?
MJ: Of course. (going to hug her) I’ll give you more than a hug.
MJ: (laughs and hugs the girl)
MJ's Bodyguards talk about Michael
Gonzalezok: am curious about this and i KNOW alot of people would like to know too so here it goes Bill… did you saw MJ flirting with girls alot? was he a natural flirt or just avoided the whole thing cause of his shyness?
MJ’s Bodyguard: I was not going to answer this but I’ll give u guys a little. Yes, MJ was very charming, he did flirt from time to time. Sometimes he would ask me to get someones number or ask do I think someone is cute. It was so funny to watch dude flirt. I tell women I meet that I have a dog, I would hear MJ tell women he has a Zoo! how do you top someone that has a Zoo?
Lenart: When Michael asked you to get someone’s number what would he tell the girl? That he is calling coz she is pretty lol?MJ’s Bodyguard: I cant get into that….yet
Marin Hey, at first lemme say thank u for everything u do, thank u for the way u show your devotion and your love for our dear Michael, there is a question that interests me a lot and if you have time I will be very grateful u to answer me-so can you tell me what kind of women Mike liked ?I mean what should a woman look like… to attract Michael’s attention? thank u beforehand and God bless you.
MJ's bodyguards: ok for the LAST TIME! though I should wait for the book I will say this; MJ admired the way women styled their hair and the way they dressed. He commented about different women just walking buy. He would ask us what did we think about sertain women, he liked talking.
Q: hey when is the book coming out? my question is did Michael ever date a girl a lot younger than him? and welcome back!
MJs Bodyguards We are still working on a date release. He did take someone to a movie and dinner, not sure if he would call it dating.
Sameeha: Hey Guys! Did you ever see a lady turn down/ignore/brush off MJ? LOL. It would be hard to imagine but maybe a funny story? Thanks!
MJs Bodyguards:Never, if they were able to get close to him it was because they wanted to be.
Interviewer: Did he ever flirt with you?
Kai: Oh yeah, he would flirt you know, in his own charming way. I remember Prince coming into the kitchen, “daddy wants to know when dinner’s going to be ready?” I said, “It’s going to be ready at 6:30.” “Okay, well when it’s ready can you come and set it on th table.” So I’m in the dining room and I’m putting the dishes down and the food and whatnot and he walks in. I have menus on the table for the kids to see. So I’m leaving the area and I have on my chef’s uniform, the chef’s jacket and on the back there’s a little opening at the back of the apron. So I have my white jeans on and I remember as I’m walking out, I turn around just to see and all of a sudden “psshht” his head turned and it was right on my tush. I was like okaaaay.
Interviewer: Fair to say that in that moment the King of Pop was reading more than one menu at the same time.
Kai: (laughing) I think so.