late pop singer Michael Jackson delivered several hits during his career and one of them was Dirty Diana. Speaking of the song, he once changed his list of appearances ahead of his show at Wembley Stadium in the UK after Princess of Wales, Diana and Prince Charles arrived for the show. He said the decision was made with respect for the princess. (Read also: When Bappi Lahiri’s Golden Ganesha Necklace Donned MJ, He Said ‘Fantastic’

Saturday was the 13th anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death. He died in 2009 after a drug-induced cardiac arrest. He was 50 and was at his home in Log Angeles at the time of his death.

As fans continue to remember Michael, a throwback video of him and Diana has surfaced on the internet. The video shows him greeting Diana at an event while talking about her and prince charles visiting his London concert in 1988. As part of his Bad World Tour, Michael told Barbara Walters in a 1997 interview that he changed his playlist during the show as a sign of respect for Diana.

Michael said that when he met Diana for his show, she tried to convince him to add Dirty Diana to the show. She said to him, “Are you going to do Dirty Diana tonight?” To this Michael said, “No, I took it off the show because of you.” He said the song was Diana’s favorite. “At that point, I couldn’t bring it back to the show because it was too close to showtime,” he added.

Michael also remembered Prince Charles walking up to him and Diana as they talked. He said, “I remember Prince Charles leaving the line and walking over us and saying, ‘What are you talking about?’ She said, ‘Oh nothing.’” It was said that Michael and Diana were good friends.

Michael’s Dirty Diana was his fourth of his five consecutive Billboard hit singles, from the 1987 album Bad. It was written and composed by Michael himself, while co-produced by Quincy Jones and the singer. Speaking of which, after Michael clarified that the song was not about Lady Diana as the title implies. “I wrote a song called ‘Dirty Diana’. It wasn’t about Lady Diana. It was about certain types of girls who hang out in concerts or clubs, you know, they call them groupies. I’ve lived with that all my life. These girls… they do everything with the band, everything you can think of. So I wrote a song called ‘Dirty Diana’. But I got it out of the [Wembley] show in honor of Her Royal Highness,” states his website,

Meanwhile, Michael’s sister, singer Janet Jackson, has shared a throwback photo to mark the anniversary of the late singer’s death. She captioned it with a white heart emoji.

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