LONDON — As Michael Jackson prepares for his performance at the World Music Awards in London on Wednesday, only Access Hollywood is with the King of Pop every step of the way.
Our cameras were with Michael inside Earl’s Court Arena as he rehearsed for his performance and MJ confirmed to Access he will be performing “We Are The World” at the awards show.
And while all was quiet inside the arena during rehearsals, outside it was a much different story. Being with Michael since he landed in London, trust us the hardest part of his day is wading through the mob of fans to get in and out of his car.
Fans even waited for hours outside of Michael’s hotel for a glimpse of the superstar and a glimpse is what they got when Michael appeared on his balcony.
The fan frenzy went into overdrive when Michael emerged from his hotel to get into an awaiting van.
But the scene would get even wilder.
Ten minutes later, photographers converge on the restaurant Nobu as Michael’s van pulls up.
And as soon as MJ steps out of the fan, all rules are off as it’s a photo frenzy.
Once safely inside the restaurant, Michael dined with a party of 12 and even posed for some photos with Access’ Billy Bush and designer Roberto Cavalli, who will be dressing Michael for the World Music Awards.
Not only will he be performing, but Michael will also receive the Diamond Award, given only to those who have sold over 100 million albums.
But the relaxing dinner ended two hours later when Michael met up with the mob scene outside.
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“I was in the middle of this madness and let me just say I couldn’t imagine going through this every time I stepped outside,” Billy said.
On Tuesday morning, it was a bit less chaotic as Michael and our crew arrived at the offices of the Guinness Book Of World Records, where Michael picked up an award for breaking seven world records.
“Thank you for everything. God bless you,” Michael told those in attendance.
And Billy took the opportunity to remind Michael of one of his records.
“I have a trivia question. Speaking of records, what album holds the record for sales in the world?” Billy asked Michael. “Do you know? I’ll give you a hint.”
As Billy hit play on “Billie Jean,” Michael smiled and laughed.
A brief moment of levity before the Michael madness resumed.
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