Vincent Price says it all at the end
Well, MJ might be involved or he might not.
These artists might have "pinched" some of his ideas in order to promote their own stuff. I mean I have read some articles about the dark side of the music industry and certain of the artists mentioned in this video may in fact belong to this side. Boyonce has danced for Ghaddaffi ( sorry about the spelling ) and tried to promote herself by hollering some kinds of tributes to MJ. At the same time she in an interview compared her own background to those of the Jackson 5 boasting that she came from a superior background to them. Money seems to be her driving force. As far as Britney is concerned this might be more plausible since she knew MJ and also she did change her image and rebell durirng one stage in her career. She also has a perfume called "Circus" but I cannot remember when that was launched.
Christina Aguilera? Well that video took place in the 1950ies didn't it? So those hats were de rigeur for most men during that decade.
I don't mean to put a damper on stuff, Butterfly. I am just doing my own bit of thinking.It was a really interesting video but who is behind it?
To conclude,I'd go for Brittney and her Thriller moment as the most plausible as regards MJ directing things.
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