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Aaron Carter: Michael Jackson gave me cocaine

Aaron Carter tells Australia's OK! magazine that Michael

Aaron Carter tells Australia's OK! magazine that Michael Jackson gave him drugs and alcohol when he was just 15 years old. (Feb. 9, 2009) Credit: AP

Aaron Carter, who's seventh single release, a remake of The Strangeloves' (and later Bow Wow Wow's) "I Want Candy," solidified his place in pop culture in 2000, has said that when he was just 15 years old, Michael Jackson gave him wine and cocaine. The two hung out together, apparently, which isn't odd because Jackson, who was around 45 at the time, was known for befriending children and teenagers.

Carter, 23, told Australia's OK! magazine, "I never talked about it . . . This is the first time," and added, "I miss Michael . . . I have spent such incredible times with him. I did things with him that nobody else did . . . But I was also troubled about what he did to me."

"He gave me cocaine," the magazine quotes Carter as saying. "I felt weird about that and other stuff . .  .We spoke afterwards, hours and hours, on the phone. I admired Michael, but his behavior bothered me a lot. Then my mother called the police…'

Carter, who has since gone on to perform on "Dancing with the Stars," said he recently attended rehab for  "some emotional and spiritual issues."

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