Did the TIs have Jacko killed?
I'll admit, when I first heard that the doctor Jacko was with when he kicked was a black guy, I figured he may have given Jacko the wrong pills and accidentally killed him.
I saw a picture of the guy over at Gawker, and the first thing that came to mind was that guy who killed Kanye West's mother. I remember they were saying he had some issues with some DUIs, and he may have accidentally killed a few other people. But Kanye West's mother didn't know and may have chosen him over several other doctors, in a show of racial solidarity. Or maybe she didn't have any business having cosmetic surgery, and he was the only one who would do it, because he had some legal fees to take care of.
I scanned the post at Gawker for potential lulz, and, wouldn't you know, Jacko's doctor had his own share of issues, including bankruptcy, outstanding fines for driving with expired plates and no proof of insurance, liens for failure to pay child support... At one point, I had to check and see if I was reading a post about a doctor, or my cousin Andrew. (My bad, Andrew, if you're reading this.) No but really, the bankruptcy I could kinda see, if he fucked someone's shit up and got raped on malpractice, but leave it to a black doctor to be riding around with expired plates.
Then I started reading some other reports on Jacko's untimely demise, and I wasn't sure what to think. I saw over on RapPravda where Akon was saying that Jacko was the picture of health. Akon didn't sense there was anything wrong with Jacko, and Jacko was actually giving Akon tips on how to stay healthy on the road. I'm tempted to believe this is true, for a couple of reasons. 1) Akon seems like a very healthy guy. Word on the street is that he's secretly in his 40s. If he doesn't catch AIDS, he'll probably live to be 110 years old. 2) Jacko himself was notoriously obsessed with his longevity. He used to sleep in that oxygen tank, which was supposedly gonna allow him to live for 150 years. That's gotta count for something, right? Also, we know he used to drink red wine, which is rich with antioxidants.
In that sense, it's hardly any wonder that this doctor of his, the guy who was feeding him all of those pills he probably didn't need, was hired by his employer, AEG, the company that was putting on those concerts over in London. Damn. If only Jacko had anyone around him with some sense. Anyone who's ever been hit by a car while chasing a meth addict through the parking lot of a low-end retail establishment knows good and well you can't trust a doctor that's been hired by your employer. All they're gonna do is take one look at you and tell you you're fine, and even if you do have any problems, it's probably from something you did while you weren't at work. Speaking of which, pee in this cup, to see if you might have been on weed at the time.
Or does than not happen at anyone else's job?
Anyway, I was consulting the Google this just now, and I stumbled upon a post by a guy who thinks AEG might have had the doctor slip Jacko a hot dose. No fishsticks. The theory being that the TIs got Jacko on the hook for all of this debt, from all of those kids' families he had to pay, the upkeep of Never Neverland and what have you, and they were gonna have him play all of these concerts to pay it off. But then they couldn't get anyone to insure the concerts, in case he dropped dead on stage, or decided to stay home and paint pictures instead. So, if Jacko went through with the concerts, which he was going to, and there was a problem, the TIs were gonna be screwed. But if he died before the series of concerts began, they could sue him for the Beatles' publishing, plus his life insurance.
Don't be surprised if, in the next few weeks you see the TIs trying to get the Beatles' publishing back, on the grounds that Jacko owed them all of that money, and, damn, he died before he had a chance to try to pay it back. They probably would have tried to anyway, but their claim is gonna be that much stronger now, with Jacko having died when he did. The question is: did he have to?