■Michael Jackson Interview with GetMusic.com - Part 2
Most memorable moments were, it was… of all my albums I would say this one was the toughest.'Cause I was hardest on myself. Uh, I wrote so many songs, I don’t want to say the number, just to get to uh, how many are on there, 16? Just to get to the 16 that I think are acceptable. And, um, it’s the album where… I didn’t have children before other albums, so I caught a lot of colds; I was sick a lot. Cause my children got. So we had to stop and start again and stop and start and… constantly. But I enjoyed it very, very much.
We're gonna find out what's special about his brother, There's something special about his brother. Okey? 彼の弟の何が特別なのか見つけ出そう、彼の弟には特別なものがあるんだ、いいかい？
Now Sammy sometimes get a lift to his school in the car with us and even though he still can't say my name, when I wave goodbye in a sad sort of way he waves back to me. And sometimes we go to the park, I don't play with my friends I just lie in the green grass with Sammy instead and we watch the sunshine shimmering on the leaves of the trees and we both smile because its beautiful, in a shimmering sort of way. And sometimes when Sammy and I are in the sandbox, I don't build castles or dig long, long tunnels. I just sit next to Sammy and let the silky sand trickle through my fingers instead. It feels so soft and smooth and it makes us laugh. ズズッ（鼻をすする音） And when we feels happy in this special sort of way sometimes I think I'm lucky to have a special brother because that makes me special too. ぱたん！！
This is a time when a person reflects on the child that will always live inside him, but more importantly, the grown man that continues to emerge intellectually, but never lost his child-like innocence. A lot of what you'll be seeing from me in the future will celebrate the youthful imagination that has always been a part of who I am, but also the adult perspective of a father and artist and member of our community.
On Dec 31, 1999, my publishing contract with Warner expired, thus emancipating the name I was given before birth, Prince, from all long-term restrictive documents. I will now go back to using my name instead of the symbol that I adopted as a means to free myself from all undesirable relationships.
And as long as middlemen control the means by which the consumer consumes, this will never change. The problem is not a complex one, and the solution is simple. Let the baker make the bread. I'm a Musician, I make a music.
It was interesting the other day. A friend of mine said 'So what shall I call you now?' and I said 'You can call me Prince' and it just felt good to say that again because I hadn't in so long, so I'm really curious to see what happens next.
Can I just say something? I’ve never really spoken publicly about Michael, but we should all just kind of like chill, because he may know something none of us really know. Just like, well.. let's wait and see. Let's wait it out, you know, just wait it out. You never know, right? You just never know. Ultimately, we all gotta come back home, so let's just make a home for everybody.
It was less about competing with Prince and more about respect. Michael felt God was going to give ideas to the next deserving artist who he felt was Prince. That’s a true respect, true admiration for Prince. He mentioned several times how he loved the song “Purple Rain.”