"He looked like a character from Shrek. He was a black to white minstrel. He was crucified by that court case when he was accused of child molestation - that killed him.
"He personified the pain and anxiety of a black man in a slave country. We all watched as he changed from black to white. He was living performance art.
"I think it was fortuitous that he died. He was supposed to be doing 50 concerts in London.
"It wouldn't have mattered how good or bad he was. He wouldn't have managed to do all of them and the press would have destroyed him."
His view of Michael Jackson's death...such a bitter queen.