MICHAEL Jackson had a string of gay lovers who he seduced by saying: “The King of Pop is going to lick your lollipop”, it was claimed yesterday
I was surprised by what I read in the New York Post yesterday and surprised I hadn’t considered it before: Michael Jackson gay. Investigative journalist IAN HALPERIN has been working on a biography of Michael Jackson called “Unmasked: The Final Years of Michael Jackson” (Simon Spot light). The book, which is eerily set to release this week, claims that Jackson’s health was in serious decline and also that he was homosexual. Could it be?
The book, being rushed out in the wake of Jackson’s death, insists “virtually everybody” around him knew he was gay. And it alleges he would sneak out of his home at midnight dressed as a WOMAN to keep seedy dates with a male lover.
Biographer Ian Halperin claims to have tracked down two of the superstar’s alleged male lovers. One, who Jackson was “madly in love” with, met him for liaisons at a grungy motel which was all the debt-ridden star could afford. And one told Halperin: “The very first time he had sex with me he said, ‘The King of Pop’s going to lick your lollipop’. I still laugh thinking about that.” He said: “Virtually everybody has told me. Even those who are his most ardent defenders, people who maintain he is innocent of the molestation charges, insist that he is homosexually inclined.” He claims the two lovers he traced were a Hollywood waiter and an aspiring actor, “Lawrence”. The actor boasted they met almost every night for three weeks at his Hollywood Hills home in a short but passionate affair. Lawrence added: “He was very shy. But when he started to have sex, he was insatiable.”
Also in the book, Halperin says Jackson was known to slip out to a motel for gay sex in 2007 when he had moved to Las Vegas. He lived in an residential community called Palomino Lane and reportedly fell in love with a burly half-Asian in his early 20s. Halperin alleges: “He rarely left his residence, but when he did, according to one of Jackson’s closest confidants, it was to meet a boyfriend at a run-down motel.” A source tells the book: “He met a construction worker and fell madly in love with him. Michael would leave the house in disguise, often dressed as a woman, and would go to meet his boyfriend at a motel that was one of Vegas’ grungiest dives. Michael was broke. He struggled to put food on the table for his children. It was all he could afford then.” Halperin adds: “A close aide of Jackson who confirmed the affair to me said that he had no knowledge of what went on behind closed doors at the motel. “But the aide said Jackson would dress as a woman after midnight to meet a worker employed by the city of Las Vegas.”
Halperin also claims in his book Jackson knew he was doomed and warned daughter Paris, 11, he was going to die early and not to be mad if he didn’t make it to Fathers Day. Halperin went on to say that despite reports he was fit for the series of 50 London shows, he himself was sure he would not survive it. “I don’t know how I’m going to do 50 shows,” he told friends. “I’m not a big eater. I need to put some weight on. I’m really angry with them booking me to do 50 shows. I wanted to do 10.” One of his former employees was particularly struck by Jackson’s wording that day: “The way he was talking, it’s like he’s not in control over his own life anymore,” she told me in early June. “It sounds like somebody else is pulling his strings and telling him what to do. Someone wants him dead. They keep feeding him pills like candy. They are trying to push him over the edge. He needs serious help. The people around him will kill him.”