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31 Jan 1993: Entertainer Michael Jackson sings at half-time during the Super Bowl X XVII game between the Buffalo Bills and the Dallas Cowboys at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. The Cowboys won 52-17. Mandatory Credit: Rick Stewart /Allsport

Michael Jackson Denied Dirty Diana Was Written About Princess Diana

Many fans speculated that Michael Jackson’s 1988 hit Dirty Diana was about the famous Diana’s he hung with during his superstar career, however the icon denied the song was about any celebrities during his 1995 interview with Barbara Walters.

In the song MJ sings, “Diana walked up to me / She said, ‘I’m all yours tonight’ / And then I ran to the phone / Sayin’, ‘Baby I’m alright’ / I said, ‘But unlock the door ‘Cause I forgot the key’ / She said, ‘He’s not coming back Because he’s sleeping with me.'”

For years fans speculated that “Dirty Diana” was about Princess Diana, who was a fan and the two spent a considerable amount of time talking on the phone. Jackson even took the song out of his show when he performed in England.

Many claimed the song was about Michael’s “homie, lover, friend” Diana Ross. Jackson’s mother, Katherine, spoke of their relationship in Diana Ross’ memoir calling Diana a “mother, sister and lover all combined in one.”

Michael claimed the song was about groupies, however, he would tease his sisters saying, “‘You’re not pretty until you start looking like Diana!’

Michael Jackson - Dirty Diana (Official Video)

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Like most people in this town, Joe Winner hails from the Midwest. Ohio. When not on the air, you’ll find Joe all over town supporting community events and various charities and handing out fun stuff to all the people. Joe’s on-air features include “Joe’s Meals On Wheels” serving up free lunch, and “Intermission” where the listeners have to name the correct movie of the day to win fantastic prizes.