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"If people can think Elvis is still alive why the F--- I cant [sic] think Michael is still alive," tweeted Riley, who produced a few cuts off MJ's upcoming album 'Michael.' "I don't care about a check and I know they are all watching. Truth is truth and I'm gonna call it how it is."
A fan responded to his rant by writing to the producer, "Akon said he believes Michael is in hiding and will be coming back one day. Im curious to know what ya think bout that." In response, Riley shared that he isn't the only one who believes that MJ's death was faked. "Akon is my friend and we think alike," he tweeted.
Flooded with responses claiming that he was off his rocker, Riley reiterated that it was "a belief" of his. "It's what I can believe in my heart," he wrote. "I don't play ... I take life serious."
'Michael,' featuring production from Riley, Rodney Jerkins and will.i.am, is set for release Dec. 14. The previously unreleased music video to MJ's 2003 track 'One More Chance' surfaced online recently. It is featured on his new music video box set, 'Michael Jackson's Vision.'