Jackson bans women to concentrate on new album

Michael Jackson is holed up in a studio with producers RedOne and Akon, according to reports. And he's so serious, he's banned members of the opposite sex

Michael Jackson is back in the studio, and this time he's serious. How serious? He's not only banned women from the studio, he's also banned his kids.

After years of on-and-off recording, Jackson's now returned in earnest to the project. He has holed up at the Palms studio in Las Vegas, according to the NY Post, where he is working with producers RedOne and Akon.

"Michael is [making] the album himself and then will sell it to a record company when he's finished," the Post's spy explained. "He realises this is very important and doesn't want any distractions."

The "king of pop" has continued to be dogged by financial woes - not to mention sordid punchlines - spawned by a decade and a half of legal battles. Earlier this year, his Neverland Ranch was reportedly in danger of being sold off from under his nose.

For the duration of these new recording sessions, Jackson will spurn any personal relationships with women, the Post reports. He had reputedly been seeing his kids' nanny, Grace Rwaramba, but she too has been banished from the studio.

We admire the gumption of whoever told Michael Jackson that the only things standing between himself and another great pop record were children, women and nannies. Alas we suspect there are another few reasons why Jackson's best days are behind him. And only one of them is Uri Geller.


Sean Michaels

The GuardianTramp

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