24 Outrageous Prince Stories

13. He Thought Being Asked to Sing on “Bad” Was an Insult

Was Jackson’s smash hit was originally intended to be a duet with Prince? Longtime Prince confrere Alan Leeds told Vibe, “Michael coming to Prince and wanting him to do ‘Bad,’ that really pissed him off. Prince was like, ‘Oh, he wants me to punk out on record. Who does he think I am, crazy?’ He probably couldn’t get outside himself enough to realize that it was the kind of thing that probably could have benefited both of them.”

via Vulture.

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