Michael Jackson’s writing on an Elvis figurine at Neverland:
"If I can only find a white man, with a black man’s sound, I could make a million dollars." - Sam Phillips, Sun Record
(Sam Phillips is responsible for launching Elvis’s career, and would famously tell people at his record label that before discovering Elvis)
Do people get how full of shade this is from Mike about the essential racism involved in Elvis’ career? He wanted to make sure people knew what the most important fact about his career was. I love it. And that’s why Mike never not once ever gave any credit to Elvis.