It’s a year since the public memorial service for singer Michael Jackson. His revolutionary music attracted fans in the hundreds of millions, but who were his more personal connections?
July 11, 2010 12:06 by Samuel Potter
But Sulayem wasn’t the only Bahraini royal to attend Jackson’s 2005 visit to the Gulf.
Abdullah Hamad al Khalifa, second son of the king of Bahrain, reportedly “housed, fed, chauffeured,” and entertained Michael and his imported guests during 2005, according to Fox News.
But all that glitters was not gold for their friendship, as Jackson was later sued by Sheikh Abdullah for failure to follow through on an agreement that Jackson would make a CD and start a record company with the prince.
“Abdullah expects Jackson to make his record and put it out so the prince can begin to recoup the millions he invested in Michael during their friendship,” Fox News reported in 2007.