Then, in an amazing sequence, a pirouetting Michael shadow-boxes with Ali, and asks if he has what it takes to “float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.”

Ali says: “You’ve got the butterfly part down, Brother Michael, and you sing real sweet for the cycle. But before you can sting people out of their wits, you gotta put on some meat and keep on eating your grits!”

Jackson’s response? “Man, you cold.”

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