Beyoncé as Foxxy Cleopatra in Austin Powers in Goldmember

I like songs with emotions and a message, and a sense of immortality. I like there to be some depth in the lyrics as well as a melodic simpleness that the whole world can sing them. That was my goal to capture that on those songs and I think I came pretty close wherever we went on a tour, people just loved them, I was pleased to have done that. [About HIStory] It’s about people looking at their lives, and taking any seconds of their well being and making something of yourself - creating a legacy so you can look back and look at what you have done. I always wanted that.

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" They Don’t Care About Us has an edge, and Spike Lee had approached me. It’s a public awareness song, and that’s what he is all about. It’s a protest kind of song - It’s not a racist song, It’s an anti-racist song and I thought he was perfect for it." - Michael Jackson about choosing Spike Lee to direct the video.

“I really feel that nature is trying so hard to compensate for man’s mismanagement of the planet. ‘Cause the planet is sick like a fever. If we don’t fix it now it’s at the point of no return. This is our last chance to fix this problem that we have. It’s like a runaway train. The time has come. This is it. People are always saying 'Oh they'll take care of it, the government'll do it.' They’ll…they who? It starts with us…us…or else it’ll never be done.”~Michael Jackson


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