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“MJ will be my new name. No more Michael Jackson. I want a whole new character, a whole new look. I should be a totally different person. People should never think of me as the kid who sang “ABC”, “I Want You Back”. I should be a new incredible actor, singer, dancer that will shock the world. I will do no interviews. I will be magic. I will be a perfectionist, a researcher, a trainer, a master. I will be greater than every great actor roped in one. I must have the most incredible training system, to dig and dig and dig until I find. I will study and look back at the whole world of entertainment and perfect it. Take it steps further from where the greats left off.“ - November 6th, 1979/Destiny Tour (Journey From Motown: Off The Wall.)


“And the idea of being separated from [your brothers], does that hurt?”

“No. It doesn’t because there’s other kinds of sounds of music that I’d love to do. It hurts when it’s inside of me and it can’t get out, and it’s hidden from the world. When I do those solo albums and I’m doing all kinds of different music…it’s wonderful. I feel like I’m accomplishing what I’m supposed to do.”  – Michael Jackson [x]