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“I Held His Pen!s Every Night” Conrad Murray Talks Michael Jackson’s Sexuality, Kids, Plastic Nose & More
Over the weekend, we reported that Conrad Murray claimed, once again, that he didn’t kill Michael Jackson, that Michael accidentally killed himself. Murray has been saying this for years now. But this particular interview with The Mail, Murray had faaaaaar more than that to say. In the lengthy interview, Murray attempts to “clear” his name by describing the friendship he and Michael shared. And because the two were so close for the icon’s final years and Michael trusted him, he was privy to some of the most intimate details of Jackson’s life. And I do mean in-tim-ate. This interview answers many of the questions we’ve had about Michael Jackson for decades now, including why he was so adamant about bleaching his skin, the biology of his children, his sexuality and the abuse Jackson had suffered at the hands of his family and others he had once trusted. You can check out some of the highlights below.
Michael’s drug use
Murray says that when he initially went to work for Michael in 2006, he was already using propofol. When he came to his home to help him prepare for his comeback tour, he realized that Michael had a personal stash of the drug which Murray did not supply.
He told me there were doctors in Germany that gave it to him. I didn’t agree with this at all, but Michael wasn’t the kind of man you can say no to. He would always find a way.
So I acquired propofol and gave it to him over a two-and-a-half month period as I weaned him off it, which I finally achieved three days before he died.
I would never have recommended propofol to Michael.
But when I got there he was on it – he called it “milk” – and he needed to get off it. I wanted to help my friend.
How he and Michael were able to develop such a close friendship.
He liked me because I wasn’t starstruck. The children loved me. We shared similar backgrounds.
He had a very unhappy childhood and was beaten and abused by his father. I came from poverty and didn’t meet my father until I was 25. We were both forgotten little boys.
Michael had a lot of lingering pain. He would sing the song The Little Boy Who Santa Claus Forgot to me and say, ‘That’s our song.’
I protected him. I am only speaking now because I have been unfairly vilified.
He told me he believed he had been sexually assaulted by one doctor while he had been under sedation. You name it, he had experienced it.
The prediction Michael made that came true in a very tragic way.
You know, for the rest of your life and my life our names will become inseparable.
I asked him, “Michael, what do you mean?” and he smiled and said, I am clairvoyant.
Murray said Michael craved porcelain skin and he helped apply the cream he used. He rubbed it on Jackson’s back.
He transformed himself because he wanted to obscure where he came from. He wanted to look different from his family. He wanted porcelain, flawless skin. Those were his words.
More quotes about Michael’s children, his sexuality and the plastic nose on the following pages.
There is really something to be said for knowing when to humble yourself and be quiet. It is clear, however, that Conrad Murray has not learned that lesson.
In his first interview since being released from prison, Conrad Murray opens up to The Daily Mail about life with Michael Jackson. He says things got very crazy towards the end, but he was not responsible:
“He was in crisis at the end of his life, filled with panic and misery … By the end, Michael Jackson was a broken man. I tried to protect him but instead I was brought down with him.”
Murray says MJ was so paranoid that he wouldn’t allow housekeepers to clean his underwear because he thought they would sell them. Yes, well, drugs will make you think a lot of things that would rarely cross your mind if you were sober.
Murray says that he was only trying to protect Michael but was taken down with him. In fact, he says they were very close friends. How close, ask?
I held his private part every night to fit a catheter because he was incontinent at night.”
Yeah. Moving on.
In the end, Conrad Murray says he didn’t kill Michael Jackson but rather, Michael accidentally killed himself.
You know, the only real truth is that no one will ever know what really happened. It’s no secret that Michael had bouts of paranoia. But we also know that Conrad Murray isn’t the most trustworthy person.
No matter the “truth,” it is about time for everyone to stop doing interviews about this and keep whatever they know to themselves.
Naomi Campbell is usually only in the media for two things: (1) She’s gotten really upset and reacted in the same vain or (2) she’s giving us catwalk fever.
The supermodel appeared on Britain’s The Jonathan Ross Show in a long flowing gown and in a seemingly great mood, she asked, “So should I sit or should I lay?”
As she discussed her role as mentor on The Face and how personal she takes it when one of her mentees is eliminated, Ross led her directly into a conversation about her anger issues. Campbell said:
“I think I made the name anger management famous. Anger is an emotion. There’s things I had to deal with it like us all. How we deal with it…”
As we know, Naomi is just as famous for throwing phones and punches at assistants and anyone else who makes her extremely angry.
She also discussed her drug addiction and how she’s been able to overcome it:
“I’ve enjoyed my life. I’m happy where I am today. I live in the day. I stay in my day and I’m happy. I don’t want to go back. I think everyone comes to their conclusion no matter what it is that you’re addicted to. You can be addicted to work. All it is in an escapism. For me, I came to my realization at 29 that I didn’t like the way I was. And that was it. “
Campbell says everyday is a work in progress and she fights her urge to smoke daily (she wears a patch).
Later in the interview, Campbell, who was hilarious during the interview, went on to talk about “finding the one” and settling down:
“I kind of did settle down, just not the right person. This is my life and I’m happy. I’m not settling for nothing that’s not worth me.”
Naomi Campbell added that she doesn’t approach men – ever – and when it comes to sex, it takes a”looooong” time before that happens.
I actually loved the interview. Naomi Campbell seems to be in such a great place right now and it looks like her anger management classes have done a world of good.
Check out Naomi Campbell’s interview on The Jonathan Ross Show on the next page!
TMZ, the media outlet who has been the forerunner in reporting all the recent dirt associated with Lamar Odom and his alleged drug use, have reported that on Tuesday, Lamar Odom tested negative for drugs.
According to TMZ, and only TMZ at this point, Lamar was set to fly to New York today to meet with leaders of several basketball teams with proof that he’s clean and sober. TMZ sources have confirmed that on Tuesday Lamar underwent blood and urine tests to prove he hasn’t been using. Other sources say that this lines up with Lamar’s behavior when he and Khloe reunited as they went to visit the Kardashian household on Tuesday as well. Lamar was said to have been lucid, showing no signs of being under the influence.
Lamar was supposed to meet with several teams to discuss the possibility of him playing for them, with the proof that he was sober. He was also there to visit with his family and get away from the negative energy. But in a weird twist of events became “uneasy” when he learned that TMZ had leaked the news of his visit. He has yet to reschedule.
This whole thing is hella weird ya’ll. For weeks Lamar has been on drugs, been in rehab, on the verge of divorce with his wife and more. Now, all of a sudden he’s clean? He and Khloe are riding around together and he’s supposed to be meeting with basketball teams?
What the hell is going on?!
And then to top it all off, Lamar who’s been without a team for too long now, decides to cancel his meetings because TMZ reported the story? This is all types of backwards. I have to tell you, I don’t believe any of it. I would say that I’ll listen when Lamar finally gives a definitive answer. But right now, I don’t know what’s up.
What do you think is going on in this situation? Who do you believe?
Let it be known that although Kim Kardashian gets the most shine, Khloe Kardashian is more of a “fan favorite.” Yes, I include myself in that so this is unfortunate news, if true.
TMZ is reporting that Khloe has gone into the “for better or worse, in sickness and in health” part of the vows in an attempt to save her husband from himself. Allegedly, Lamar Odom has been dealing with a serious drug habit for the better part of two years and Khloe is taking drastic measures to help him go into recovery.
Initially, Khloe allegedly convinced Lamar to go admit himself into a drug rehab center last year but he wasn’t into the idea at all. She had private investigators and security guards stick around the facility to make sure he didn’t leave. He stayed for three weeks and upon release, was able to stay healthy enough to play during the NBA season with the Los Angeles Clippers.
Unfortunately, according to TMZ sources, that wasn’t enough and once the season was over, he went back to recreational drugs.
More recently, there’s apparently been an intervention involving Lamar and the entire family asking him to go get help, but he declined. TMZ states that after he declined to go to rehab after the intervention, Khloe asked Lamar to leave the home.
Sad indeed. Lamar Odom did not grow up with his father in his life because his dad was a heroin addict for many years. During the season Khloe and Lamar’s show aired, Lamar was shown trying to repair his relationship with his father. Hopefully, he isn’t going down the same path.
Odom has been married for four years to Khloe and has two children from a previous relationship. If these reports are true, we hope he gets better to save himself and also to be around for his family.
In the world of professional sports, having a competitive edge over an opponent could be the difference between winning, losing and millions of dollars in endorsement deals. These athletes risked it all and put their careers on the line when they were caught taking banned substances.
One of the fastest sprinters in the world, Tyson Gay went into the 2012 Olympics in London and ran away with his first medal. However, a year later his reputation was tarnished after he tested positive for a banned substance. Gay, the American 100-meter record holder, lost his endorsement deal with Adidas as a result. “I don’t have a sabotage story. I don’t have any lies. I don’t have anything to say to make this seem like it was a mistake or it was on USADA’s hands, someone playing games,” said Gay as he fought back sobs during his explanation. “I don’t have any of those stories. I basically put my trust in someone and I was let down.”
Lenethia Leakes is back in the news. Having recently announced her re-marriage to husband Greg Leakes, she has also taken very strict precautions in ensuring all goes smoothly during the ceremony.
According to RadarOnline.com, Leakes is forcing all wedding attendees to sign a confidentiality agreement, promising an exhausting list of things to attend, including but not limited to:
“I will not be under the influence of any medication or drugs that might impair my physical or mental ability to engage in the Activity or that might impair my judgment while engaging in the Activity…”
“I represent and warrant that I gave nothing of value nor did I agree to give anything of value to anyone so I could be in the program…”
There is also a pretty weird demand from guests who are considering a career in politics, asking them to promise that they are, “not currently and during one (1) year from today do not intend to be a candidate for public office.”
With all of the drama that usually surrounds “The Real Housewives” star on the show, we can totally empathize and understand taking preventative measures to ensure a beautiful wedding ceremony. No one wants their wedding to turn into a circus. But we think this might be just a bit too much, NeNe. Why not just invite close trustworthy friends and family instead of dealing with this hassle — and having all of your reality TV friends in the ceremony? It seems that this wedding might be very dull one if anyone shows up at all.
Do you think NeNe’s confidentiality agreement is over-the-top or spot on?
Deep down, most of us fantasize about what it might be like to be famous. We dream about the money, the attention, the shopping. But fame has a dark side too. These celebrities found out the hard way that sometimes fame comes with a price you can’t afford.
Someone had to say it. And we’re glad the conscious boy wonder rapper, Kendrick Lamar had the
balls gall to step to the podium and let the world know that this Molly thing is played out. He’s not the first though. Earlier this year, Joe Budden spoke about how his use of the drug caused a slew of negative side effects.
At the end of Kendrick’s “B!+ch Don’t Kill My Vibe” video, the words “Death to Molly” flash across the screen. In an interview with MTV’s Sway, Kendrick recently discussed how the consistent references to the drug, MDMA, are compromising the culture of Hip Hop.
“When everybody consciously now uses this term or this phrase and putting it in lyrics, it waters the culture down. So it’s really just time to move on.”
Kendrick also mentioned that many of the rappers including the drug in their lyrics don’t really use it to know the severe and harmful side effects it can cause.
“You may have certain artists portraying these trends and don’t really have that lifestyle and then it gives off the wrong thing. And it becomes kinda corny after a while.”
Though Kendrick is just now starting to get major shine, in his short career he has spoken and rapped openly about his anti drug stance. In his song “Swimming Pools (Drank)” he discusses his grandfather’s and his own personal struggles with alcoholism, including how peer pressure played a role in all of that. Kendrick has also been very vocal about the fact that he doesn’t smoke weed, the stereotypical Hip Hop drug of choice.
Kendrick is one classy guy. He could have easily taken the immature route and started naming the litany of artists who’ve glorified Molly use but instead he kept it professional and anonymous while simultaneously petitioning his peers to do better. Kudos.
Watch Kendrick express his thoughts on the drug and trends on the next page.
Insensitive? “BBWLA” Star Draya Michele To Sell “Say No To Drugs” Shirt With Whitney Houston On It For Her “Fine A** Girls” Clothing Line
As we’ve told you in the past, Basketball Wives LA star Draya Michele is not just a reality star or hip-hop booty model. She’s actually a businesswoman trying to push makeup and clothing, doing the latter through her second fashion line, Fine A** Girls, which is known for fun tees, as well as sweaters, lingerie and skull cap hats. When speaking with VH1 not too long ago about what the line is all about, she said it’s about empowering women:
“I just wanted to start something that could motivate girls. It’s like a confidence booster. I’m lucky enough to hang around really good people, I have really amazing friends, and they’re also really beautiful and we take a lot of pride in looking how we look. We’re just trying to be all-around good people, so it’s just a movement for empowerment.”
But she’s been catching a bit of heat for an upcoming shirt she’s working on with the line that shows a young Whitney Houston holding a Boston Herald “Say ‘No’ To Drugs!” anti-drug bumper sticker back in 1986. Houston was about 23 at the time, smiling it up, not knowing the direction drugs would take her life in as she got older. For the shirt, the words “Early 20′s” are featured over her smiling face, and the shirt seems to be a warning for others. We guess…Here’s what she said when she posted the pic on Instagram:
“New from #finea**girls….#early20s #saynotodrugs…#yesiknowits420″
But when her followers called her out for being a bit insensitive, she posted the original picture and set the record straight:
FYI: we would never disrespect the DIVA … She held up the sign herself … Just raising awareness among girls #early20s
I guess the reality personality was trying to claim that she wants young ladies to be aware and to stay away from drugs, but did we really need to use Whitney Houston’s face to push the point? Especially since none of the other tops on her website use anybody else’s image, including her own, on the shirts to sell the shirts or send a message. Seems like a bit much too soon, and in all honesty, I don’t know if it would be appropriate in five years, 10 years, 15 or more–it just comes off very unnecessary.
What do you think?