Michael's cousin Keith Jackson
5 keyboard player Ronnie Rancifer, who Keith say is like family, give an interview about Michael, fan reactions and share some of the happier moments of Michael Jackson
's life as a kid.
Ronnie Rancifer: Michael as a child, he was a mischievous child. He liked to play pranks.
Q: What’s a Michael Jackson
RR: A good Michael Jackson
prank is like when you’re asleep in the bed and he’d sneak in there and hit you with a water balloon while you were asleep or something. Pillow fights, he was notorious for pillow fights. One real funny one was coming home one night for a party or something, and he had this boa constrictor thing…
Q: Wait a minute, wait a minute. That sounds terrible, that sounds like the scariest thing I’d ever heard…
RR: Michael loves animals.
Q: Where’d he get a…
RR: Jermaine and Mike had this boa constrictor named Crusher.
Q: What was he called?
Q: Well, there you go.
RR: He’d be playing with him and believe me he would wrap around your arm and you could feel him constricting you.
Q: He’d put a hamster in there for Crusher…
RR: He put him in the bed… I said, “Johnny [Jackson
], get your butt out here.”
Q: This is your bed Ronnie that it’s in?
Q: My question is what happens if you lay down, I mean who knows what you’re doing before then, you’ve had a few too many and you lay down and try to go to sleep?
RR: Well, the bottom line is always learn to check your bed, like the cowboys say, always check your boots in the morning before you put them on, ’cause there might be a scorpion in there, so you always check.
Q: Alright so always check your bed before you sleep near the Jackson