Michael Jackson's new song hit the Internet this week, and his longtime producer, Teddy Riley, is far from pleased with fans and family insisting it's a fake.
Riley, who produced Dangerous, HIStory and Invincible, defends "Breaking News," the lead single off Michael, his first posthumous album due out Dec. 14.
"My heart cried hearing Michael again. The vocals sounded very polished, very on key and processed," he said. "I have no doubt these are Michael's vocals."
Jackson's former manager, Frank DiLeo, says he spoke to Michael during the recordings sessions in 2007 (featured on the album) and that MJ loved them.
Sony-owned Epic Records, at the behest of Jackson's estate, even hired forensic music experts to establish the vocals were real. They got the green light.
Still, Michael's mother Katherine Jackson, his children and his nephews Taj, Taryll and T.J. have all espoused conspiracy theories of late. So what gives?
It's unclear why they insist it's not real, whether they have evidence to the contrary or are simply upset at not being consulted. It's a bizarre situation.
Listen to the track after the jump and see what you think:
What do you think of Michael Jackson's "Breaking News"?