Simon Fuller: Shame I didn't work with Michael Jackson

Simon Fuller says it was a "shame" he turned down a chance to work with Michael Jackson

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Music Manager Simon Fuller says it was a "shame" he turned down a chance to work with Michael Jackson.

The 53-year-old entrepreneur - who has worked with the Spice Girls and heads the 'American Idol' franchise - decided against working with the late King of Pop as he anticipated it would have turned into a "complicated situation" due to the "people around him".

Speaking on BBC Radio 2 documentary 'The Fuller Picture', he recalled: "There was a minute there where I was going to become his manager.

"I actually advised him not to do touring because I felt that he'd already been seen touring and I felt there was more to offer in a different way. It was quite a complicated situation and complication isn't something I crave in life but the people around him would have made it challenging.

"If it had been just down to me working with Michael I think we'd have done something extraordinary but I thought better to just let it go, it was a shame."

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