Michael Jackson & Akon: "Hold My Hand" Premieres

November 15, 2010 By:
Michael Jackson & Akon:

This may a bring a tear to your eyes, Michael Jackson fans! The late King of Pop has just debuted his first official posthumous single with Akon called “Hold My Hand.”

Now this is the Michael we all love—that “Breaking News” song was good, but I’m still on fence on whether or not that’s really him. One person who isn’t too happy about this, or any other song from the grave, coming out is will.i.am.

Michael Jackson & Akon Duet "Hold My Hand"

He said, “Whoever put it out and is profiting off of it, I want to see how cold they are. To say that what [Michael] contributed during his life wasn’t enough. He just wasn’t any ordinary artist. He was a hands-on person. To me it’s disrespectful. There’s no honoring.”

“Michael Jackson songs are finished when Michael says they’re finished,” Will says. “Maybe if I never worked with him I wouldn’t have this perspective. He was very particular about how he wanted his vocals, the reverb he used…he was that hands-on.”

Regardless of whether or not Michael is fuming in his grave right now, this is a good jam. And it’s getting me through my Monday blues!