Michael Jackson producer Teddy Riley called in to an Atlanta radio station last night and told as much as he could about the making of “Breaking News” and other new Jackson tracks.
Among other things, Riley says Jackson estate co-executor John McClain “challenged” him on the recordings for the new album. “Now all of a sudden it’s not Michael’s voice because his [McClain's] songs didn’t make it.” Riley says McClain wanted him on the project just so his own name–McClain’s–would be associated with Riley’s. Yikes.
Riley also revealed he hasn’t been paid for his work, still has no contract, and took just five hours to remix “Breaking News.”
He also said that a Jackson duets album is in the works, mixing newer artists with old Jackson vocal performances.
Move the cursor under the video to around 1:37 where the conversation gets interesting.
Riley also says, enigmatically: “There’s been a conspiracy from A to Z.”