Previously unheard conversations between Michael Jackson and Jewish scholar Rabbi Shmuley have revealed the late King of Pop’s surprising disdain for Madonna. Shocking to say the least, the conversation, in which Jackson calls the “Vogue” singer a “nasty witch,” aired on NBC Friday. “Madonna laid the law down. She said, ‘We are going to the restaurant, afterwards we are going to a strip bar.’ I said, ‘I am not going to a strip bar, where they cross-dress.’ Guys who are girls and girls… I am not going there. I am not going.’ I think afterwards she wrote some mean things about me in the press and I said that she’s a nasty witch,” Jackson told Shmuley in the recording, referring to his infamous date and night out with the icon. Also referring to Madonna as one of the people jealous of his success, Jackson said “Madonna. She’s not nice… She hadn’t been kind. She’s a woman and I think that’s what bothers her – women don’t scream for other women and men are too cool to scream for women, and I get that. I get the fainting, the adulation and the notoriety – but she doesn’t get that.” The recorded conversations, come just weeks after Madonna spoke of Jackson and their date during a special tribute at the MTV Video Music Awards. At one point during her speech, Madonna admired Jackson, stating: “Yes Michael Jackson was a human being, but yes, he was a king”. Contrary to Madonna’s sentiment, Jackson told Shmuley he was put off by her kinky ways and books with women “who were tied to walls”.
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