Since Jackson’s passing, there have been talks and debates over who will prove themselves to be as iconic as the ‘Thriller’ singer.
To put it to a stop, Rolling Stone published a piece with the caption: ‘Harry Styles: How the new King of Pop set the music world aflame’.
Michael Jackson’s nephew, Taj, In a bit to disagree to to his Twitter page and wrote: “There is no new King of Pop. You don’t own the title @RollingStone, and you didn’t earn it, my uncle did.
“Decades of dedication and sacrifice. The title has been retired. No disrespect to @Harry_Styles, he’s mega talented. Give him his own unique title.”
“Well said Taj!!” a second agreed. “The King of Pop title is owned by your uncle and him only. The Rolling Stone knows this, they did this to be controversial and to get people talking about it, the magazine and Harry all while blatantly being disrespectful to the true and only King of Pop.”
A third weighed in, commenting: “100% agree. When Michael Jackson departed this world, the title of King of Pop left with him. It’s an insult to give that label to anyone considering the struggles the Jackson family went through back in the day to get to where they are. it’s retired.”
However, other fans took to the comments and defended Rolling Stone naming Harry Styles as the ‘new King of Pop’.
“I mean… let’s use context clues… The NEW King of Pop… which means there was/is a FIRST King of Pop… which is your uncle. We all know this. Let people also shine,” one wrote.