Michael Jackson hit out at The Beatles and Elvis in letters revealing fury over racism in pop music

Michael Jackson hit out at The Beatles and Elvis in letters revealing fury over racism in pop music

MICHAEL Jackson rails against The Beatles and Elvis in unearthed letters — which show how racism fired him to superstardom.

The never-before-seen 1987 notes — written at the height of his fame — reveal the singer’s anger over racial inequality.

A controversial figure throughout his life and since his death in 2009, he accuses popular US magazines and music network MTV of shunning black entertainers.

Jacko even takes a swipe at white rock and roll stars, declaring “Elvis is NOT King” and vowing to show Bruce Springsteen “who’s boss”.

And in a shot at the Fab Four, he adds: “Yes these guys were good, but they weren’t better singers or dancers than the blacks.”

Jacko declares he will one day rule as ‘the King’, declaring: “I am not prejudice, it’s just time for the first Black King now.”

He rails against America’s racist Ku Klux Klan organisation and targets parents he fears are raising children to be prejudiced.

The Man In The Mirror songwriter reveals he had set himself a lofty target of selling 200million copies of 1982’s Thriller — to make him a role model for kids of all races.

He wrote: “My goal is to become so ‘Big’, so powerful. To become such a hero, to end prejudice.

"To make these little white kids love me by selling over 200,000,000 albums.

“Make them look up to me. I will change the world.”

Thriller is regarded as the biggest selling album of all time, but fell short of Jacko’s pledge, with an estimated 66million copies sold.

In a passage, attached to a June 1987 newspaper clipping about a Klan march in South Carolina, he vows to use his creativity to stop racism seeping into the next generation.

The troubled megastar, who collapsed and died aged 50 after suffering a cardiac arrest, ended his rambling thoughts with the message: “I want what’s fair. I want all races to love as one.”

One confidante said the singer removed the notes from his infamous Neverland ranch in California during police raids over child abuse allegations in 2003.

They were passed to a pal.

Our source said: “Michael trusted his friends more than his family, and he wanted his treasures to be in safe hands.”

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