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REBBIE (MAUREEN) JACKSON (married name: Brown) recently made a painful acknowledgment about her beloved brother, Michael.
“My brother had a problem with drugs, and he was in denial,” said Jackson. “There were many interventions by family members. It was such a sad thing and it hurt so bad.”
By the way, Rebbie, who had a Top 10 hit in 1984 with “Centipede,” produced and written by Michael, is performing again. She also had hits with “Reaction” and “Plaything.”
I have always loved “Centipede,” but never understood what the lyrics mean.
Hard to believe but true: Saddam Hussein, tyrant president of Iraq, 1979-2003, received the key to the City of Detroit in 1980. It was for donating money to a Chaldean church. Coleman Young was mayor at the time.
Rapper/actress Eve’s next album will be titled “Lip Lock.” (Well, that’s different!)
Mo’Nique’s brother, Gerald Imes, made himself look even worse on the Oprah Winfrey show.
Some time ago Mo’Nique went public with having been sexually molested many times as a girl by her brother, whom she feared. She wanted to bring it out in the open to help other girls and women who had or are having the same horrendous experience.
Imes had to audacity to say, “Most of the time the abuse took place while she was asleep or it appeared that she was sleep.”
As if that lessens the offense!
IN LAST WEEK’S column we told you about Anita Baker saying there would be a number of surprises on her next album. Well, believe it or not, one of them will come by way of Baker’s remake of “Give Me Your Love,”written and first recorded by Curtis Mayfield and a big hit for Barbara Mason in 1972.
Baker’s rendition will feature a rap by Snoop Dogg!
Wow, not sure what to think about that! Baker should be praised for trying something new, but some will surely say this is pandering. Still, I am looking forward to hearing it.
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