Michael Jackson had attributed his changing skin colour to the rare disease of vitiligo but his close friend and Thriller producer Quincy Jones has come out saying that the singer altered his appearance because he did not like being black.
Jones claims that Jackson, who died last week, lied about his skin condition as he just “didn’t want to be black”, reports said.
Jones, the man behind some of Jackson’s greatest hits including Bad and Thriller said that whenever asked about his changing appearances, the pop star always claimed that it was a disease that lightened his skin from black to white.
“You’re justifying something that’s destructive to your existence. But when somebody’s hell-bent on it, you can’t stop them. What his face turned into is ridiculous. Chemical peels and all of it. And I don’t understand it.