[b]Michael Jackson helps teen musician[/b] Pop star Michael Jackson has again demonstrated his close ties to Norwegian friend Omer Bhatti. Bhatti has convinced Jackson to record a song with him and his friend, 18-year-old rapper Jae-R, and Jackson has reportedly granted permission to release the track, newspaper Dagbladet reports. Jae-R has now circulated a four-track demo that includes the Jackson assisted song, and the Furuset youth has unsurprisingly attracted the interest of at least two Norwegian record companies. Jackson has had ties to Norway before thanks to his friendship with Bhatti, most notably dedicating his album invincible to the memory of Benjamin Hermansen, an Afro-Norwegian teenager killed by neo-Nazis. The Jackson assist is perhaps even more noteworthy as the eccentric superstar seldom contributes to the work of other artists. The Jae-R demo is produced by Norwegian company Dublyou entertainment, which also has Bhatti in their stall, under the alias O-Bee. Dublyou director Sajid Malik told Dagbladet that two of their artist had recorded with Michael Jackson, but had no other comment. Jackson discovered Bhatti in 1996. Bhatti was standing outside Jackson’s hotel in Tunis dressed like Jackson and bearing a red rose in his hand. Since then they have been close friends, and Bhatti and his family have been frequent guests of Jackson’s. Bhatti was most recently photographed with Jackson at the star’s 45th birthday celebrations in Los Angeles. Bhatti and two of his teenaged friends were visiting Jackson’s Neverland Ranch when the recent raid and subsequent charges of child molestation against Jackson occurred. Bhatti has reportedly refused to speak to the press after newspaper VG put a photo of him and Jackson on their front page after the Neverland raid. :arrow Source: [url=http://www.aftenposten.no/english/local/article.jhtml?articleID=685116]http://www.aftenposten.no/english/local/article.jhtml?articleID=685116[/url]

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