Both Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett will be featured on the cover of the September issue of Vanity Fair. Fawcett will grace half of the covers and Jackson will feature on the remaining half.
The issue will be hitting newsstands on August 11th, but excerpts from both features have been released to the press. The articles touch on key themes from the two late superstars' lives, pieced together through quotations from friends and old sound bites from the celebs themselves.
These are excerpts from Jackson’s Vanity Fair issue.
On his love life: "No I don't date, no. I like girls and everything, but [laughs] … Oh, you think I'm one of those? No! I'm just not that interested right now." — Michael Jackson in February 1977
On dealing with fame: "And a lot of entertainers don't know this, but interviewers help entertainers 100%. I don't mean promotion-wise; I mean like when they ask you questions, it helps you to look at your future yourself." — Michael Jackson in February 1977
On the first mix of the Thriller album: "It was terrible. And I cried at the listening party. I said, 'I'm sorry — we can't release this.' … Everybody at the record company was screaming that we had to have it out and there was a deadline. … So we re-did a mix a day. … We were overworked, but it all came out OK." — Michael Jackson in 1984
On his plastic surgeries: "You know, many stars do that, but the press picks on certain people. I think if more people could afford it, they'd do it, too. I see nothing wrong with it. You have to feel good about yourself." —Janet Jackson in October 1986
On conflicts with family: "I've always tried to do everything first-class. Use people who are the best. But it was a different story with the family. And the fact that it was the biggest tour that ever happened, and my success had been so overwhelming, it's as if they're wanting to throw darts at you, too." — Michael Jackson in 1984 after the Jacksons' Victory Tour
Rest in peace Michael. We miss you.