Following Jackson's untimely death in June 2009, Sony Music released 'Michael' in November 2010, featuring never-before-heard tracks from the late pop icon. Now, TMZ has reportedly obtained details about Paris Jackson's video chat with friends in which she questions the authenticity of the new Michael tracks.
During the chat, which allegedly took place in 2010, Paris reportedly plays her father's song 'Hold My Hand.' When pressed by one of her pals as to why the tune doesn't sound much like Michael, she replies, "It's not him ... the whole album isn't even him!"
Paris went on to identify an MJ impersonator as the real man behind the new music. "Go online ... go on YouTube and look up Jason Malachi. That's him!! I should know if it's him [Michael Jackson] or not, because he would sing to me all the time," Paris insisted.
Apparently Paris even joked about the footage eventually "leaking" onto the internet, and while both Sony and Malachi have denied the claims, TMZ reports the recording of Paris' video chat is being shopped to various media outlets.
This isn't the first time the authenticity of Michael's posthumous music has been called into question. Back in November 2010, his mother Katherine Jackson reportedly claimed some of the singer's former associates gave his label "false tracks." However, 'Hold My Hand' was originally recorded in 2008, prior to Michael's death, and leaked onto the internet that same summer. Some MJ fans have been citing the 2008 leak while suggesting the song was recorded by the legend himself while he was still alive.
Listen to the song in question, 'Hold My Hand,' and a Jason Malachi song -- originally thought to be a leaked Michael Jackson track -- below.