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June 27th, 2009
11:30 PM ET

The Man Behind Michael Jackson's "Dangerous"

Music producer Teddy Riley worked with Michael Jackson on the "Dangerous" album and co-wrote some of the hits. But when he talked with CNN's Don Lemon about that experience, seeing one of the videos was all it took to get him choked up.


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  1. Corey Parker

    Michael – I understand now... those weren't just songs you wrote and sang but they were cries for help – like the words to "Childhood," "Will You Be There," "Leave Me Alone" and so many others. All the questions I had about you are all answered now even though it's too late for answers. Thanks for all the hard work and sacrifices you gave just to make us smile to feel good when we saw you dance and sing. May you rest in peace forever and may Christ be with you always.

    June 28, 2009 at 1:55 am |
  2. Atlanta_SeanWilliams

    The loss of Michael Jackson has left a lump in my throat. There is a spiritual void in the pit of my stomach. His music has gotten me through some very traumatic times in my life. He'll be missed. A moment of silence for those suffering the loss of Michael Jackson.

    June 28, 2009 at 2:12 am |
  3. Antionious Brown

    The deep emotions And kindness of Michael Jackson .He was More than the King Of Pop. He was a Friend to The World ,Deprived Children
    ,Fellow Artists and Musicians,And every last Soul who listened to his Music..Here is Teddy Riley A friend in Mourning ,Michael was right it is safer to Invest your time with Children and teach them how to care and LOve their fellow human beings
    Yet this messenger of peace And Love ,Gods Songbird to the World
    Was tortured humiliated and driven into obscurity until This Star refused to Give off light..Now the World is darker..Yet this brillant Stars Light Will continually burn within US

    June 28, 2009 at 3:30 am |
  4. ted cromwell

    Mr. Lemon:
    I know you were as horrified as I was, as you listened to Mr. Jackson’s responses to your very appropriate questions. I couldn’t believe he referred to his son as the greatest pop star in the world, rather than a beloved son. You must have been in shock when he said that he was doing, “great”, and that he callously took the opportunity to introduce a new record company [that he allegedly co-owns], yet had no idea what the name of it was!!

    Even through the television, I felt a sense of evil shoot through my chest. Yet, you had to stand there merely inches from this man. I don’t know how you did it!!! I expect you broke into tears at the break.
    No wonder Michael had so much pain. This man has no heart, yet he lives on!!!

    June 28, 2009 at 8:20 pm |
  5. Gary

    President Obama to speak of his plan Energy Bill who to vote in house it's a plan extraordinary for the environment and also the planet to warm up our river with their level water to drop the salubrity in the air who cause the big tonado the disaster of flood and the hurricane increasing of fire of forest example L. A of the california if we to reduce our consumption of petrol and if we buy of more little car we give the chance of well to breathe in the future and for our child for the country the more poor the citizens cut too much the tree the gas polluant the old car salubrity to cause of illness of breathing

    June 28, 2009 at 9:00 pm |
  6. PFinn

    If Diane Diamond reported in 1993 of Michael Jackson's drug addiction where has his family been for the past 16 years?? It is a little too late since he has been crying for help all his life...

    June 28, 2009 at 9:10 pm |
  7. sharon anderson

    Shame on Don Lemon on his intertview with Joe Jackson at the BET awards show.
    Lemon was trying to suck blood from the old man. Sure Joe Jackosn is not a well spoken man but Lemon was just being a jerk asking the same tired questions about Michale Jackson's last moments.
    Show some class Lemon!
    Los Angeles

    June 28, 2009 at 11:09 pm |
  8. alex

    Mr lemon, you need to be objective and give michael jackson his dues. stop comments like riches to rags defeats any purpose of your reporting. facts is what matters. remember he is a blackman and so are you.or are you.

    June 29, 2009 at 1:17 am |
  9. Beth

    Michael you always rocked. Your creativity and artistry stand towering and shimmering, with touches of the divine. None of the ugly doubt or speculation tainted your body of work. Generously expending massive amounts of human energy, paying homage to the impervious realm of forms.

    June 29, 2009 at 3:38 am |
  10. Maureen (UK)

    PFinn
    Why didn't Diane Dimond get a proper job instead of making money out of harassing Michael Jackson ?
    How much has Dimond given to charity ?

    September 29, 2009 at 7:08 am |