Jackson apparently described Prince as a “meanie” following the encounter.
During his appearance on The Graham Norton Show on Friday, Will.i.am recalled a weird and wonderful anecdote about a night he spent in Vegas with Prince and Michael Jackson.
BBC / Graham Norton Show
Will.i.am told Norton on BBC1 that Jackson had asked to come along to watch a show he was playing with Prince in Vegas.
He invited Jackson to come along to his 9pm show, but he had other commitments. « 'Oh rats, I've got to put the kids to sleep,' » Will.i.am recalled Jackson saying to him, in a spot-on impersonation of the late-singer's distinctive voice.
Instead Jackson joined his friend at a later show. « It was a magnificent night with me, Chris Tucker and Michael Jackson watching Prince rock on stage, » Will.i.am said.