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Michael Jackson

the most collected artist in the world

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What Should You Believe?

A new documentary called Chase The Truth has been released, defending Michael Jackson against the child sex abuse allegations made in the controversial Leaving Neverland.

One of Michael Jackson’s many pearls of wisdom;

“If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with.”

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Highest Prices Paid for the King of Pop

It has been over 10 years since the ‘King of Pop’ departed from this world, yet so many of us remember him as the King of Pop AND his Controversy. 

With an HBO documentary, several other allegations and even a picture that labelled him a child predator, the revolutionary singer sure put his entire legacy in question. 

A new documentary called Chase The Truth has been released, defending Michael Jackson against the child sex abuse allegations made in the controversial Leaving Neverland.

On the flip side, millions of fans from all over the world had found his magnetism via his music undeniable. Michael Jackson is still loved by the millions.  Still, no one ever seems to question his illustrious career that spanned over four decades during which he managed to sell over 750 million albums on a global scale.

Out of his biggest achievements, however, his 13 Grammy Awards and 13 ‘number one in the box office’ singles truly etched his title, the ‘King of Pop’, in stone.

King of Pop AND Controversy

Of course, statistics alone don’t contribute to an unquantifiable legacy. Even after his death, Jackson’s legacy was constantly dogged by controversies. His accusations and eccentricities for sexual abuse continue to be splashed around to become a source of public comment.

In addition to this, the fact that Michael Jackson’s Wikipedia page is, by far, the world’s 3rd most edited (a close runner-up after Jesus himself) page, demonstrates the passion with which the world still debates his legacy.

It is safe to say that even after he faced serious allegations of child molestation, the global public is divided between those who think of him as a philanthropic giant and an artist and those who are determined to cast a shadow upon his name.

Since you’re probably standing in no-man’s land after all these years, we’re about to present 3 arguments for each type of fan. Once you’ve decidedly chosen a side to stick to for many years to come, we’re going to introduce you to some of the rarest Michael Jackson collectibles in the market!

A Smooth Criminal

1.    Inappropriately Crossing Social Boundaries

Long before HBO’s Leaving Neverland had debuted in 2018 at Sundance Festival, a New York Times article had traced the fading star’s accusations and behavior against the fan’s tolerance of other artists with addictions. However, they did note that child abuse is where fans draw the line.

Even though Jackson managed to blot out his sexual abuse accusation of 1993, his relationship with children was still perceived strangely by audiences and sparked their suspicions. In fact, in a 2005 trial, it was found that most Americans actually thought all of these allegations were true!

In reality, Jackson was acquitted from all the accusations we may or may not know of, in 2003.

2.    Charges of Abuse Were Filed Against the Star’s Estate After His Death

Even though Jackson’s case was concluded with a large settlement, the sheer volume of allegations laid down by his former acquaintances is alarming. It is quite understandable that if money was the entire basis of lawsuits on celebrities, there would be many more lawsuits in Hollywood.

Ironically, there are many similar cases where accusations for a particular crime were laid down by a large number of people on one celebrity. A few famous examples include assault accusations laid down against Bill Cosby, not to mention countless others including Louis CK, Charlie Rose, Matt Lauer and Harvey Weinstein.

Of course, this doesn’t mean that the officials shouldn’t take the investigation seriously. However, until then, these celebrities should be known as ‘suspects’.

3.    Jackson Was Known to Create Controversy to Generate Buzz

Most of the White-Gloved pop star’s exploits are bizarre and well-documented, even if they are set against Hollywood's modern standards. For instance, during the 80’s, his constant companion was a chimpanzee named Bubbles.

Other than this, Jackson stood confidently through 2 impromptu weddings, the construction of an amusement park in his backyard and repetitive changes in his facial features and overall appearance.

A former publicist of the star said in an interview that Jackson intentionally leaked strange rumors about himself in order to stir the public’s attention. Among the most well-known rumors before his death was that he was nominated for knighthood from the Queen of England so that he could divert the world’s attention away from sexual abuse accusations. 

Today, although Michael is not with us, a plea for his Defense is still actively argued, and argued well in that new documentary called Chase The Truth.

Unbreakable and Invincible

1.    He Chiseled the Path of Modern Art

There is no question about the fact that Jackson revolutionized live performances and music videos. His masterpiece called ‘Thriller’ was among the first ever music videos to use special effects that were reserved for cinema and multi-million dollar budgets.

Oftentimes, Jackson would also use magic to captivate his audiences and to justify his actions, he famously said, “An artist’s imagination is his greatest tool. It can… transport you to a different place altogether.”

As if to confirm that the world had heard Jackson’s definition of a true artist, the King of Pop’s legacy was displayed in London’s National Portrait Gallery. His legacy can now be seen next to the likes of Frida Kahlo and Andy Warhol.

2.    He Set the Tone for Celebrity Philanthropy

Most fans would know that Jackson used to donate millions of dollars in charity and he was even one of the first celebrities to establish their own charitable foundation. He even used his celebrity status to rally famous performers for charity anthems such as ‘We Are the World’ and ‘Heal the World’.

Social justice was a recurring theme in most of his music and he inspired social consciousness by writing and singing songs such as ‘They Don’t Really Care About Us’ and ‘Man in the Mirror’. Using his words, Jackson was successful in popularizing the spirit for shared responsibility and harmony.

3.    Controversies Had a Cash Value When They Involved M.J.

The controversies that engulfed the King of Pop’s hard-earned legacy were (and still are) pieces of a jigsaw puzzle that, when pieced together, form a multi-million dollar industry. The ‘Wacko-Jacko’ headlines on tabloids were used as sale-boosting strategies and his publicist also admitted to writing an unofficial biography for the celebrity when he was broke.

A few headlines had also suggested that some of his relatives, more specifically his siblings, weren’t any higher than attempting to take advantage of his assets - both in life and after his death. If some reports are true, a few of his family members had spurred those controversial topics to milk some more cash from the singer of ‘Beat It’.

What Should You Believe?

What you choose to believe about our beloved moon-walking legend is completely your choice. Even if the whole world was to turn their back on him, his song, ‘Thriller’, will still shine on as the 2nd most sold album in the world.

Despite his so-called friends and fans using him as a potential source of money, you can choose to differentiate yourself by taking responsibility for some of Jackson’s most valuable and rare belongings.

Michael Jackson’s Wig and Other Costumes

If you came looking for Michael Jackson collectibles you should know that Memorabilia Expert has gotten a hold of some of the rarest belongings of the pop legend. Kieta, co-founder of Memorabilia.Expert Auctions states,

"Since his death, so many of Michaels's costumes have already graced auctions and collections but his allure is stronger today than ever before. This specific collection has never been seen or ever released to the public. 

Elvis and Marilyn although timeless, are not as relevant as Michael has been in the collectible world especially within the last 10 years.  He is closer to our current times than the other Iconic figures. " 

Each of these 5 costume pieces were donated directly by the Jackson family and they were sourced from the exclusive collection of Marsha Stewart.

Who is Marsha Stewart, you ask?

Marsha was an integral part of the Jackson family and was known to be very close to Joe Jackson, who also passed away, at the age of 89. According to the family tree, Marsha Stewart was Michael Jackson’s cousin and Joe Jackson’s niece.

Marsha also happened to be the Chairwoman of Michael Jackson’s fan mail and she transitioned as the official caretaker of Joe Jackson towards the end of her life. Both of these roles in the Jackson family prove how exclusive these personal items are, from both Joe Jackson and Michael Jackson.  Heck, you can even bid on Joe Jackson's denture! 

There is a whole trove of cherished family heirlooms and memorabilia.  

Never Seen Before: Michael Jackson’s I.V. Bag Right Before He Died

Since Marsha Stewart was the legal caretaker of Michael Jackson’s articles, t-shirts, documents and fan mail, she was also gifted with something that actually had the King of Pop’s essence on it.

As part of this collection, Memorabilia Expert would also like to present Michael Jackson’s Death IV for the biggest fans of the legend. With these items and more, we fans can help conserve the legacy of Michael Jackson and his memory of unfaltering in his fight for the greater good while this cruel world showered him with accusations and grief.

Before we part ways, we would like to end our conversation with one of Michael Jackson’s many pearls of wisdom;

“If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with.”

Where is the Collection?

You can view the collection in its entirety in Las Vegas.  What a great excuse to make a trip to City of Lights! Come down to the showroom and see it live.   If you can't make it to Las Vegas anytime soon, go on line and view the auction at Memorabilia Expert or check out the YouTube Channel for LIVE footage. 

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