Alicia Keys, LL Cool J, Ludacris verurteilen die Behandlung von Jackson

Bei den Vibe Awards, am Donnerstag, den 20.11. äusserten sich mehrere Promis zu dem Thema Michael Jackson. Einige Zitate könnt ihr im Folgenden nachlesen.
Alicia Keys said: „I’m upset at the way he’s being treated in the media,“. I think they’re really trying to slander his name, and I really think that’s unfair for the way that he’s contributed to the American culture since the day he was born. I think he deserves much more than that.“ „It’s not funny,“ she said. „This is someone’s life, and I don’t think he should be reduced to a joke. He’s far more than that.“
Kelly Osbourne agreed: „I think that DA was a little immature and inappropriate with his comments,“ she said. „He should be a little more professional.“ (DA:District Attourney,
Nicole Richie, Lionel Richie’s Tochter und Jackson’s Patentochter believes: „I grew up with him and I’ve spent a lot of time at Neverland and nothing has ever happened with me in any way,“ Richie said. „You have to look at both sides. I do think it is very convenient that his album came out and all this stuff is happening. I definitely do think that’s very convenient. … It really hurts me to see that his whole life is ruined.“
LL Cool J said: „What it always seems like is guilty until proven innocent, and [even] then we might still think you’re guilty, until I see some evidence that says he’s guilty, I support him publicly.“
„I have to recognize the fact that there are two sides to every story, and I’ve always been one person to say, ‚Who are we to judge?‘ “ said Monica, who performed at 2001’s „Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration, the Solo Years“ event. „There only is one judge.“
„I don’t think that plastic surgery means you’re a pedophile,“ LL Cool J said. „You can’t judge a book by its cover. Some people look perfect, like the [killer in the movie] ‚American Psycho.‘ When you get to the point where you give someone a $3 million bail, [that’s ridiculous], I mean, people hit court with 50 kilos of cocaine and don’t get $3 million bail. Murders don’t get $3 million bails.“
„Definitely people are trying to go after him ‚cause he’s a celebrity, trying to make an example out of him,“ mentioned Ludacris. „Hopefully, justice will prevail.“
„I don’t know what to think, I don’t have enough information,“ said Quincy Jones, who produced Jackson’s classic Off the Wall, Thriller and Bad albums. „I just pray for him, and I pray for everyone involved.“
„I don’t know, man. It’s something you hate to see,“ was all a solemn Pharrell Williams could say.
„He’s my biggest influence so that’s why I’m very defensive,“ Missy Elliott said. „I’m ready to fight about Michael Jackson, so we pray to God he didn’t do it, ‚cause I might go to jail trying to defend him.“ (excerpts mtv news)