Michael Jackson’s Son Shuts Down Claims That Harry Styles Is The New ‘King Of Pop’

Michael Jackson’s Son Shuts Down Claims That Harry Styles Is The New ‘King Of Pop’ Good Morning Britain

Prince Jackson has shut down claims that Harry Styles has taken over as the “King of Pop.” Rolling Stone named the former One Direction singer as the “new King of Pop” in early 2022, which many of Styles’ fans agreed with. However, Jackson’s son Prince is having none of it, and he’s not afraid to say so.

  1. Prince appeared on “Good Morning Britain” in the UK. During the interview, Adil Ray, one of the hosts of the morning show, asked Prince what he thought about Styles replacing Michael Jackson as the king of pop. “It’s caused a bit of controversy among fans. What do you think of that?” Ray asked. Needless to say, Prince wasn’t really impressed.
  2. He has nothing against Harry Styles. Prince was actually pretty gracious about Styles, insisting that he’s an “incredible artist.” However, he did say that the “Watermelon Sugar” singer was nowhere near his father’s level. “He’s got his own genre and he’s definitely an amazing artist. But, the ‘King of Pop’ was a moniker that really my dad earned,” Prince explained.
  3. It’s unlikely that anyone will ever replace the original “King of Pop.” In Prince’s eyes, Michael Jackson‘s title is specific to him alone. “”With so many other social factors that you have to take into consideration at that time, I do feel that my father is the King of Pop, will always be the King of Pop, and it’s not something that you can ever take away, because we’ve just evolved so much as a society that those same factors will never be the same,” he explained. “So when you look at the…from where my father started to where he ended, versus where all these other people started to where they ended, it’s just night and day of a difference.”
  4. If you think about it, he’s actually right. Regardless of Michael Jackson’s private life, musically speaking, what he achieved was unique and specific to his time. The idea that it could ever be replicated now or in the future seems unlikely.

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