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Wednesday, 27 November, 2002, 17:29 GMT
Jackson: 'I don't like pop'
Michael Jackson recnetly visited Berlin
Jackson bought classical music - but no pop
Singer Michael Jackson has told a German magazine he does not like pop music.

The singer told Bunte magazine he went on a shopping trip to a Berlin music store and bought two classical CDs - but no pop music. The singer dropped in to the store unannounced, and without bodyguards.

Asked why, he told the magazine: "I don't like pop music."

Jackson at his hotel window
Jackson shocked fans by dangling a child outside his hotel window
He added: "I'd like to go shopping again for CDs in Berlin. It's just unbelievable. No matter where I am I'm always being followed. I need the experience that I can walk into a store as a completely normal person."

Jackson, a fixture of the pop industry for over 30 years, was in Berlin to pick up a prize for pop musician of the millennium at an awards ceremony.

It was during his visit to the German capital, which ended on Saturday, that the singer sparked international outrage by dangling his baby out of the fourth floor window of his hotel before a crowd of shocked fans.

The 44-year-old held the child, Prince Michael II, over the railing with a towel draped over his head. German police declined to press charges against him.

Controversy

Jackson also courted controversy when took his three children, covered in veils, on a visit to Berlin zoo.

The veils were thought to be a ruse to prevent his children being kidnapped.

The magazine interviewed the singer in Berlin and commented he was wearing make-up and lipstick.

Jackson also told the magazine about his children's life at home on his Neverland ranch in California.

He said he read fairy tales to them over their breakfast.

"Playstations or computers are not allowed in the house," he said.

"And they're only allowed to watch television when I'm around."

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