Chris Tucker He turned to a private jet to fly to New York – after landing in Los Angeles – because Michael Jackson He wanted to see him.
said the 51-year-old comedian. GQ Acting in the ‘Rush Hour’ franchise helped catapult him to fame. It also gave him the opportunity to meet one of his childhood heroes, a music legend.
Tucker remembers the first time he met Michael Jackson, turning a plane around to do so
“I was in New York waiting to meet MJ for two days. I took a private jet there. I said, well, I haven’t heard from him, I have to go. The private jet went back to LA, and as soon as I landed, I had a text saying, ‘Michael Jackson wants to see you tomorrow morning,'” Tucker recalled.
The actor immediately told the captain that money was not an issue. Before he set foot on Los Angeles soil, the pilot asked him to fly him back to New York.
“I was still on the plane. I went to the captain and said, ‘I’ll pay you whatever you want to bring me back to New York.’
Tucker thanked Michael Jackson for encouraging him to make more movies in Hollywood
Tucker told the newspaper that the two eventually became close friends, with Jackson pushing him to make more movies in Hollywood.
“He always said, ‘Let’s make history,'” Tucker told GK. “‘We want to see more of you, Chris! What are you doing?'”
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Tucker added that on Jackson’s advice, since 1998’s ‘Rush Hour’, he has only been working on film roles that really inspire him.
Michael Jackson and Chris Tucker at the 8th Annual Palm Beach International Film Festival, 2003 pic.twitter.com/QmCFrYC9IJ
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Chris Tucker and Michael Jackson: The History of Friendship
Jackson and Tucker, the former They had a long and close friendship in the years leading up to his death in 2009. In 2001, Tucker appeared on stage with Jackson for his 30th anniversary tour.
Usher, Michael Jackson and Chris Tucker, September 10, 2001. pic.twitter.com/cMlJgTj0S1
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In addition, the actor also starred in Jackson’s 13-minute Music video In 2001, “You Rock My World” b.
Today, Tucker returns to the big screen and is produced in the film ‘Air’ Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. Basketball icon reports Michael Jordan Impact on Nike in the 1980s.