Thursday, March 15, 2012

Liberian Girl-Why MJ frontin'?

At the end of the star studded video Michael zooms in on the camera.
Michael Jackson in the Liberian Girl video
In his defense maybe Michael was playing the camera man. LOL.
"Liberian Girl" was the ninth single to be released from Michael Jackson's 1987 album Bad. The song starts with the Swahili language phrase "Naku Penda pia, Naku Taka pia, Mpenziwe!" (I love you too, I want you too, my love!), which was sung by South African singer Letta Mbulu (although Swahili is only commonly spoken on the opposite coast of Africa). 
Directed by Jim Yukich, the video for the song featured many of Jackson's celebrity friends who wait on the set to film the music video for "Liberian Girl", only to discover he was filming them all along. As named in the closing titles, featured in the video are:
  • Beverly Johnson
  • Malcolm-Jamal Warner
  • Sherman Hemsley
  • Paula Abdul
  • Carl Weathers
  • Whoopi Goldberg
  • Quincy Jones
  • and more

Read more about the song and the video at Wikipedia