Michael Talks To Oprah(February 10,1993)-(7)
Michael: I remember hearing that all the time when I was little. They used to call me a 45-years-old midget wherever I went. I just used to hear that and wherever I went. Just like when some people would ask, when you were little and you started to sing, did you know you were that good? And I say I never thought about it, I just did it and it came out. I never thought about it really.
Oprah: So here you were, Michael Jackson, you all had hits, you all had so many hits, four hits in a row, and you were crying because you couldn't be like other kids.
Michael: Well, I loved show business and I still love show business, but then there are times you want to play and have some fun and that part did make me sad. I remember one time we were getting ready to go to South America and everything was packed up and in the car ready to go and I hid and I was crying because I really did not want to go. I wanted to play. I did not want to go.
Oprah: Were your brothers jealous of you when you started getting all the attention?
Michael: Not that I know of, no.
Oprah: You never felt a sense of jealousy?
Michael: Oh, let me think... no. No, I think they were always happy for me that I could do certain things, but I've never felt jealousy among them.
Oprah: Do you think they are jealous of you now?
Michael: I wouldn't think so. I don't think so, no.
Oprah: No. What's your relationship like with your family? Are you all close still?
Michael: I love my family very much. I wish I could see them a little more often than I do. But we understand because we're a show business family and we all work. We do have family day when we all get together, we pick a person's house; it might be Jermaine's house or Marlon's house or Tito's house and everyone will come together in fellowship and love each other and talk and catch up on who's doing what and....
Oprah: You weren't all upset about LaToya and LaToya's book and the things that LaToya has said about the family?