Shit, that's only half if they like you
That ain't even the half what they might do
Don't believe me, ask Michael
“I wrote this before MJ died, and his death only proves my point: When he was alive, the King of Pop, people were tireless in taking him down, accepting as truth every accusation made against him, assuming the worst unit they drove him away. When he died, suddenly he was beloved again — people realized that the changes against him might really have been bogus, and that the skin lightening was really caused by a disease, and that his weirdness was part of his artistry. But when he was alive and on top, they couldn’t wait to bring him down.” — Jay-Z, Decoded.
That would be Michael Jackson, who faced controversial child sexual abuse accusations in the 1990’s and again in 2005. In the former he settled while admitting no wrongdoing, and in the latter he was acquitted on all counts, though both cases took a huge toll on his image and well-being
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