A hologram performance by Michael Jackson — the main event at Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards — could be put to sleep before it even hits the stage … thanks to a last-minute lawsuit.Alki David — who says he controls the rights to the hologram technology — filed suit late Thursday against the Michael Jackson Estate, MJ’s production company and Dick Clark Productions … to stop them from showing a hologram of Michael using David’s technology.
According to the suit — a life-size, projected 3D image of Michael will showcase a never-before-released Jackson song, “Slave to the Rhythm.”
The MJ spectacle is similar to the Tupac Shakur hologram at the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival … which David claims was based on the same technology.
David says if Billboard goes ahead with the Jackson performance Sunday … it will destroy his plans for a similar, high-profile holographic MJ performance. He wants a judge to stop it … STAT.
Howard Weitzman, the lawyer for the MJ Estate says,
“This is another Alki David stunt, no different than his claiming that Brandon Howard was Michael Jackson’s son. It is ludicrous … and the show goes on.”