Report: ‘King of Pop’ fled terror attacks with Brando, Liz Taylor

Somewhere, there’s a former KFC employee telling a tale no one has ever believed.

The story? That he was working the drive-thru one night after the Sept. 11, 2001,  terror attacks and Michael Jackson pulls up in a car with Elizabeth Taylor and a hungry Marlon Brando.

It’s far-fetched enough to be a blockbuster film script, but it just may be true.

The King of Pop visits the King of Burgers with Cleopatra, the Godfather and a pet monkey.

The King of Pop visits the King of Burgers with Cleopatra, the Godfather and a pet monkey. (See Vanity Fair article for video)

Vanity Fair is reporting the tale online, but citing Corey Feldman as a corroborating witness doesn’t do much to help the writer’s credibility. But it may help him sell a few books on the life of Liz Taylor.

According to the article, the “King of Pop” had given a concert at New York City’s Madison Square Garden Sept. 10 and invited Taylor and Brando to be his guests. Originally, MJ wanted the faded stars to sit on either side of the stage like “Easter Island” statues while he performed, which sounds believable.

Then the story gets weird.

The next morning, as we all remember, the planes struck the World Trade Center and Jackson, like many others in NYC, panicked. He allegedly screamed down the hall of his hotel for his entourage to flee.

Since air travel was restricted, Jackson, the heroic leader of the famed trio, hired a driver and sought refuge with his friends in nearby New Jersey.

Then, Jackson packed his fellow legends in a car and personally drove Brando and Taylor on a 500-mile odyssey across the Northeast.

The ‘Godfather’ allegedly annoyed his two traveling companions by requiring frequent pit stops at KFC and Burger King franchises along the way. This too seems believable.

Their journey stopped in Ohio, maybe because Paul McCartney called and asked Jackson for his songs back.

An interesting story, even if not true. If it is, Neil Young should change the ‘Pocahontas’ lyrics to “Marlon Brando, Liz Taylor and MJ.”

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[...] Somewhere, there’s a former KFC employee telling a tale that no one has ever believed. The story? That he was working the drive-thru one night after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks and Michael Jackson pulls up in a car with Elizabeth Taylor and a hungry Marlon Brando. It’s far-fetched enough to be a blockbuster film script, but it just may be true. The King of Pop visits the King of Burgers with Cleopatra, the Godfather and a pet monkey. but citing Corey Feldman as a corroborating witness doesn’t do much to help the writer’s credibility. But it may help him sell a few books on the life of Liz Taylor. According to the article, the “King of Pop” had given a concert at New York City’s Madison Square Garden Sept. 10 and invited Taylor and Brando to be his guests. Originally, MJ wanted the faded stars to sit on either side of the stage like “Easter Island” statues while he performed, which sounds believable. Then the story gets weird. The next morning, as we all remember, the planes struck the World Trade Center and Jackson, like many others in NYC, panicked. He allegedly screamed down the hall of his hotel for his entourage to flee. Since air travel was restricted, Jackson, the heroic leader of the famed trio, hired a driver and sought refuge with his friends in nearby New Jersey. Then, Jackson packed his fellow legends in a car and personally drove Brando and Taylor on a 500-mile odyssey across the Northeast. The ‘Godfather’ allegedly annoyed his two traveling companions by requiring frequent pit stops at KFC and Burger King franchises along the way. This too seems believable. Their journey stopped in Ohio, maybe because Paul McCartney called and asked Jackson for his songs back. An interesting story, even if not true. If it is, Neil Young should change the ‘Pocahontas’ lyrics to “Marlon Brando, Liz Taylor and MJ.” Report: ‘King of Pop’ fled terror attacks with Brando, Liz Taylor | News To Me with Geor… [...]

WGtruth

May 5th, 2011
3:54 pm

“What More Can I Give” (written by Michael Jackson) was performed live at the 9/11 benefit concert United We Stand: What More Can I Give. Held at the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium in Washington, D.C. on October 21, 2001.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4RFlEYTMEo

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Aaron Lang

May 5th, 2011
4:58 pm

reminds me of Long Twin Dong and figurine incident.

Queen Nerfballteedi

May 5th, 2011
8:30 pm

Oh that definitely happened. That reminds me of the Elvis, Colonel Sanders and Frank Sinatra debacle in 74′ when they all escaped certain death by leaving Israel on May 14 avoiding the Ma’alot massacre by a single day.

Jason

May 5th, 2011
11:15 pm

I heard Michael was supposd to be renting out Cedar Point Amusement Park that Saturday after 9/11, the park was going to be closed for him and his friends, family etc. But then 9/11 happened and had to cancel.

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Malika

May 11th, 2011
4:15 pm

I am the kind of woman that believes that nearly anything is possible but Michael Jackson (the biggest pop star of all time) personally drove a car for 500 miles? And only 10 years later are we hearing about Brando stopping at KFC’s with MJ and LT? I could even believe they may have chartered a bus cross country to get back to LA. But more than anything, I think this story may stop at them going to NJ to a friend’s until they were able to fly back.

Justin Case

May 11th, 2011
11:10 pm

@Malika – You misread the article. It says MJ hired a driver.

lrogers13

May 13th, 2011
7:00 am

@Justin Case – Malika is correct. The article states that MJ originally hired a driver to take them to NJ, and then MJ personally drove them around the NE for 500 miles.

Bradley Alpert

November 18th, 2011
12:00 am

God is subtle but not malicious.

Aaron Lang

February 10th, 2012
1:26 pm

Shocking story. It reminds me of a book I read: “The Men who Killed Steve Allen”. I didn’t know what to expect, but I took a chance. I never heard of this author before, but I gotta’ say some of the stuff I read in here really had me rolling. I only wish it was longer. He claims that the story is true, but it sounds so fantastic I really have to wonder. Could they really have triggered the events that resulted in Steve’s death? The style of writing reminds me of a story I read some time ago about a loony Korean kid named Long Twin Dong and his shockingly inappropriate adventures with a polycarbonate saint. But I digress. Grano’s book “Killen’ ‘em in California: The Men who Killed Steve Allen” is an inexpensive way to fill your afternoon with laughter, and that easily makes it worth the 5 bucks! Find it here: http://www.amazon.com/Killen-California-Killed-Steve-Allen/dp/1257005332