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Spike Lee talks to GQ Magazine about the impossibility of any ''new' King of Pop.
- GQ: Details magazine just labeled Adam Levine from Maroon 5 the "new king of pop" on their cover.
- Spike Lee: The king of pop?
- GQ: The new king of pop.
- Spike Lee: Look, I have nothing personal against my man [Adam Levine] and I don't think that he called Details up to tell him to do that, but a lot of the time magazines will get you in trouble with titles like that. I remember M. Night Shyamalan was on the cover of Newsweek and it said he was the next Spielberg. Now I'm not trying to be disrespectful to M. Night, he didn't tell Newsweek to do that. When people see that cover they're going to be like, alright, this movie better be good. Just look at Spielberg's filmography...Signs was no Close Encounter.
- GQ: Who would you say is the closest to what Mike [Jackson] was?
- Spike Lee: That's a very interesting question. I don't think it's anybody, I mean there are some people who could dance, look at Chris Brown—the way he dances. Usher...
- GQ: Maybe a younger sensation, like Justin Bieber?
- Spike Lee: Justin Bieber is the new Michael Jackson? Interesting thing is that we interviewed Justin Bieber for this documentary, and you know he idolizes Michael. And I love Kanye and Jay and everybody else, but there's only one Michael Jackson. So if there's only one Michael Jackson, how can anybody be the new king of pop?