Aaron Carter will always keep the King of Pop near and dear to his heart. The singer opened up about his friendship with the late Michael Jackson and more exclusively with Us Weekly Video on Monday, April 4.
“We’ve been through some crazy stuff, Michael and I together. He had a lot to say to me. He really didn’t want to do much but sit down and talk to me and not shut up,” Carter, 28, said when he dropped by Us‘ NYC headquarters.
“Michael was an amazing man. All the people who ever said anything about him are just all full of crap,” the “Fool’s Gold” singer continued. “I was there with Michael and I know him. I know his true colors.”
Carter often speaks highly of the icon. Last November, however, he received harsh criticism when he tweeted that Jackson “passed down the torch” to him. Carter made the same remark on Monday.
“I got so much hate when I said that Michael Jackson passed the torch to me. You guys realize that I have his jacket. I have his glove,” Carter told Us, without giving further details on how he obtained the items. “I have lots of things from him — memorabilia that I would never even tell you about that’s sitting in a vault right now.”
He added: “Michael passed the torch to me about love.”
Carter previously performed at Jackson’s 30th Anniversary Celebration concert at NYC’s Madison Square Garden in 2001, eight years before Jackson’s death. Carter also hung out at Jackson’s Neverland Ranch when he was younger.
Carter’s upcoming album LØVË (his first in 14 years!) is set to drop in late 2016.
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