Friday, August 27, 2010
Spike Lee and Michael Jackson
The Root: Why did you start the annual Michael Jackson birthday bash in Brooklyn?
Spike Lee: Are you coming? We are doing it again Aug. 29, Prospect Park. DJ Spinna is going to be on the wheels of steel. It was a great success last year, and we want to keep celebrating for as long as we can Michael's birthday, the king of pop. And it's fun.
The Root: But there are people who are conflicted about him, particularly around the accusations of his relationship with children.
Spike Lee: They don't have to come. [Laughs hysterically.] They don't have to show up. We had 25,000 last year, and we expect more this year.