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Michael Jackson, the undisputed King of Pop and legendary rapper The Notorious B.I.G. recorded the song "This Time Around" for MJ's album, HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I.
The project which was released in 1995, was recorded between September 1994 and March 1995.
Biggie's 16-year old sidekick, Lil Cease, was hyped up because he would be getting the chance to meet one of his idols, but according to Cease he never got to because Big didn't fully trust Michael.
Around that time Michael was under intense media scrutiny because of accusations made by Evan Chandler that the singer sexually abused his 13-year old son, Jordan.
A civil suit was filed by Chandler. In January 1994 the suit was settled out of court. Jackson reportedly paid $15 million to the family of the alleged victim.
Lil Cease recently appeared on Cipha Sounds' Take It Personal: Improv Comedy Show and detailed the conversation he had with Biggie prior to him heading into the studio with MJ.
"[Biggie] got a call from Puff to go record a song with Michael Jackson," Cease said. "We was in L.A. smoking all that good green stuff riding down Sunset. We got that call and he was like: 'Yo, we gotta go to the studio real quick and do this song with Michael Jackson.' You know, I'm sitting in the back high as giraffe a$$, like, 'We going to do a song with Michael Jackson,' I'm thinking he playing. We pull up to the studio. It wasn't like the other studios we went to. It was gated. It was like a house," Cease continued. "We get in there and the studio was in the guest house, away from the house. Right before we pull up I'm getting excited like, 'This sh*t is real.' I'm 16-years old, I'm about to meet Michael Jackson and style on n*ggas. We get there and the big security guard comes out with the shades on. He comes and grabs Biggie. I'm about to walk in and Big stopped me and go, 'Hold up where you going?' I'm like: 'What do you mean, I'm coming in.' He like: 'Nah, I don't trust Michael with kids.'"
What do you think of Cease's story? Do you believe him?