Flex Alexander Says He ‘Had A Family To Take Care Of’ As He Explains Ill-Received Michael Jackson Role

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Flex Alexander Says He ‘Had A Family To Take Care Of’ As He Explains Ill-Received Michael Jackson Role

Sometimes you have to do what’s needed to make ends meet.

It’s no secret that there are drastically mixed reactions to the 2004 biographical drama “Man in the Mirror: The Michael Jackson Story.” One of the biggest debates surrounding the movie is whether Flex Alexander should have been cast as the King of Pop. It’s been almost 20 years since the TV film premiered, and people are still looking for answers behind the ill-received project. More recently, the public has started to take to the TikTok account of Flex Alexander’s daughter Imani in hopes of learning more about her dad’s decision to portray Michael Jackson.


The rising singer couldn’t answer the “burning question” herself, but she did recently tap her famous dad to hear his side of things in a recent clip posted on the video-sharing app. Explaining how he got the part, Flex Alexander said,

“So I sat down at this table and these producers they said, ‘Man, you do this, you’re gonna be a big star! Bigger than Will Smith, Bigger than Denzel [Washington]!”

In a more serious tone, he continued,

“Listen, the role came up, I had took a meeting and I didn’t think they were going to pick me. I really didn’t. I said, ‘I’m 6’4, there’s no way you’re gonna pick me.’ And they did.”

He added,

“I have a family to take care of. I had [my daughter] and her brother and, yeah, [I] had a family.”


Replying to @Ms.Librat there you have it? me and my brother came along so it was gonna have to give HEE-HEE!? #fyp #2000sthrowback #parents #michealjackson #oneonone

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This isn’t the first time that Flex Alexander has addressed his MJ project. He’s previously shared how shocked he was when he was cast in the role and the moment he learned the film would not include any of the “Beat It” singer’s actual music.

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Authored by: Twila-Amoure McDaniel