Despite the massive PR hype over Michael Jackson's comeback record to help the victims of Katrina, "From The Bottom of My Heart", it seems that he may have jumped the gun a bit when it comes to confirming who actually will be appearing with him.
Raymone Bain, Jackson's publicist, claims that James Brown, Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliott, Lenny Kravitz, R. Kelly, Snoop Dogg and Ciara will all appear with Jackson.
However, representatives for some of the artists are saying that it is premature to say that their clients were going to appear.
Jay-Z's publicist, Jana Fleishman, said that he had "been approached, but Jay told me directly he is not yet confirmed to be on that song.".
Several other publicists said their clients were in talks, and had yet to confirm.
However, Bain is sticking to the message that Jackson had personally contacted all the artists himself. She said Jackson will record the tune on 2 Seas Records, the label owned by Sheik Abdulla bin Hamad Al Khalifa, son of the king of Bahrain.
Sheik Abdulla also confirms Bain's view of events.
"He made every single call himself".
Some feel that this song is a rerun of Jackson's failed attempt to rebrand himself, after the 9/11, when he tried to record a song called "What More Can I Give."
The time and place for recording "From The Bottom of My Heart" has yet to be set.