Michael Jackson on brink of 'genius and insanity'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 10 September 2013
Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson "teetered between genius and insanity," according to Pharrell Williams

Michael Jackson "teetered between genius and insanity," according to Pharrell Williams.

The 40-year-old producer-and-singer was humbled by recent comparisons between himself and the late star - who died in 2009 from an overdose of Propofol - but isn't sure he could ever live up to his legacy.

Speaking to GQ Style about his apparently likeness to the 'King of Pop', he said: "That's like, incredibly generous and kind and overreaching. That's hard for me to process. I could never dance like him. He had everything.

"Michael was teetering on that line of genius and insanity and you've never seen anyone walking that tightrope for so long and he did. That man was a special one."

Pharrell, 40, has long admitted he was inspired by the 'Thriller' star, who was due to start his 'This Is It' comeback shows before his untimely death.

He added: "He kind of lived with no time... I've not met many people like that, who don't perceive parameters. He was where I realised 'can do'-ness because he never lived with boundaries."

The N.E.R.D star was once interviewed by his idol in 2003 for Interview magazine, where they talked of their mutual appreciation.

Pharrell told the 'Beat It'star: "If I never work with you, just know that you are unstoppable ... when you were 20, you were outdoing people that had been doing it for 20 or 30 years ... You're amazing, and I just wanted to tell you that, man. I hope that I can be half as dope as you one day."

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