Billie Jean- The dark story behind the Michael Jackson classic.

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Who doesn’t know this classic Michael Jackson song? I have heard the song thousands of time and never gave the lyrics a second thought. It was not like it was controversial or anything, after all it was written by squeaky clean Michael Jackson, right??

But there is a darker side to the song, although not verified by Michael himself but by one of his biographers,J. Randy Taraborrelli, when you listen to the song it makes sense.

Michael Jackson claimed Billie Jean was based on the groupies that used to hang around Jackson and his brothers when they were in The Jackson 5.

'60s R&B Quintet "Jackson 5"

“Billie Jean is kind of anonymous. It represents a lot of girls. They used to call them groupies in the ’60s…They would hang around backstage doors, and any band that would come to town they would have a relationship with, and I think I wrote this out of…

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