Hot news off the Twitter feed! Earlier this afternoon, Questlove offered up this retweet from The Official Jackie Jackson Twitter Page (ACCEPT NO IMITATIONS), regarding the are-the-vocals-real-or-are-they-fake controversy surrounding a handful of songs on Michael Jackson’s upcoming, posthumous release: RT @JackieJackson5: John McClain (co-executor) and I have insisted for many weeks to have certain tracks removed from Michael’s new album.
Apparently, the Internet mistakenly thought (or optimistically hoped) that the John McClain referenced in the tweet was actually John McClane—the doesn’t-play-by-the-rules cop protagonist (portrayed by Emmy-Award-winning actor Bruce Willis) of the Die Hard films. Questlove was having none of it. After bearing witness to what we assume was one too many “Yippie Kai Yay, Mister Falcon” jokes, he posted this response (via TwitLonger):
Damn, Internet, you just got served! That probably stings more than falling from the 30th floor of Nakatomi Plaza. The thing is, after reading Jackie Jackson’s official follow-up over at The Official Jackie Jackson Twitter Page—which sadly states, “Unfortunately, our concerns were not taken seriously”—we’re wondering if he wouldn’t have been better off asking Bruce Willis to help instead of asking A&M genius John McClain. Because, last time we checked—despite his many accomplishments—McClain hasn’t single-handedly taken down a team of 12 terrorists-turned-exceptional-thieves.