Aaron Carter says Michael Jackson behaved inappropriately “one time” during their friendship
Aaron Carter is now 31, but the American singer has been involved in the entertainment business from a very early age. At just 9 years old, he released his self-titled debut album, which went on to sell a million copies worldwide. During his time as a child star, he met and worked with Michael Jackson, an experience he has been speaking out about in recent weeks.
A sneak peek for the upcoming series of Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars Family Edition features Carter, who talks briefly about an "inappropriate" moment with the King of Pop.
"Michael was a really good guy, as far as I know, a really good guy," Carter says in the clip. "He never did anything that was inappropriate... Except for one time. There was one thing that he did that was a little bit inappropriate."
Here's a clip from the interview:
Given the great deal of attention paid to Jackson's behaviour around young children following the Leaving Neverland documentary earlier this year, fans were quick to speculate on what exactly he meant by this comment, and whether there would be any more details to arise.
However, Carter later took to social media to set the record straight on what exactly he had meant, making sure that everyone knew he wasn't accusing the late singer of any abuse.
And here's the Leaving Neverland trailer:
"Everyone having my back I appreciate you," he tweeted earlier this week. "My reasoning for even speaking on this subject is to tell my truth, be real and to also have his back based on my experiences with Michael. he was an amazing guy, I stand by that. So I ask u not to turn this into something it isn't."
"I'm sorry but where in the definition (of) 'inappropriate' does it mention sexual misconduct?" he wrote to one fan, whose tweet was later deleted, before saying to another user (whose tweet was also removed):
"In my opinion it WAS a Little inappropriate what's the problem with that?... I'm not trying to achieve anything except telling my story to validate he didn't f**king do anything sexual! Are you all this stupid? Honestly?"
He then went on to vent that people were criticising him for an allegation against Jackson that he hadn't actually made. "It's like people want to find someone to f--k with when what I'm speaking about ACTUALLY VALIDATES HE DIDNT DO ANYTHING!" he wrote.
"AS IVE SAID. my story VALIDATES in MY OPINION that Michael didn't do anything sexual to others. (My story HAD to be told in order to protect a man and friend I ACTUALLY KNEW) unlike you."
Just over a month ago, Carter told TMZ that he was planning to "tell my truth" on his relationship with Jackson.
The singer talks about Jackson and the Leaving Neverland documentary:
"I actually have my own experience that happened with Michael, so I'm going to be talking about that in the future," he said in April, before telling the Jackson estate: "Stay strong. I love you guys and even if I say something that you don't like, it's still my truth and you're just going to have to accept it."
The singer has revealed he is working on a memoir at the moment, and will speak about this encounter with Jackson in there.