„I have no problem with them imitating [me]. It's a compliment. Everybody has to start out looking up to someone. For me it was James Brown, Sammy Davis Jr., Jackie Wilson, Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly.“

— Michael Jackson, On pop groups like N'Sync, as quoted in interview in TV Guide (1 November 2001)<!-- DEAD LINK http://www.accessinterviews.com/interviews/detail/michael-jackson/15570 interview -->
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