On Saturday we brought you the news that November would see a new Michael Jackson album. Self-appointed 'personification of hip-hop' will.i.am isn't impressed.

'How you gonna release Michael Jackson when Michael Jackson ain't here to bless it?' he told the Associated Press. 'He was a perfectionist and he wouldn't have wanted it that way. I don't think that should ever come out.'

(Presumably no-one's told will.i.am that MJ's record company reckon they might have ten album's worth of posthumous material to release.)

We can't help but wonder if this doesn't have something to do with the lineup of guest appearances on the as-yet-untitled new Jackson album, though. Ne-Yo and Akon are rumoured to be putting in an appearance... but not the Black Eyed Peas, we notice...

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