RAPPER LL Cool J claims the words to his remix of Michael Jackson’s hit Billie Jean were penned by the late singer himself.
The 41-year-old musician —— whose real name is James Todd Smith —— told Billboard magazine: “Michael was one of my childhood idols and has always been a great inspiration to me.
“After hearing the tragic news of Michael Jackson’s death, the lyrics for the Billie Jean remix came to me in a dream.”
Smith scribbled down the song as soon as he woke up and decided to call it Billie Jean Dream: Written by Michael Jackson.
He recorded the song days later and released it on his official blog.
Smith has also invited his fans to submit their own Jackson tribute songs.
The entries will be judged by a panel of music industry professionals headed by Smith and the winner will be promoted on Smith’s website. —— Entertainment.stv.