Michael Jackson Turns 50 Today, Talks To GMA About His Life, Future
Posted on Fri Aug 29, 2008 01:37 PM PDT

Michael Jackson MJACKSON011604_001_X17.jpg LOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Michael Jackson joins fellow 80s icon Madonna in turning 50 today, and ABC's Good Morning America spoke with the reclusive King of Pop about his life and what he looks forward to in his "golden years."

On his career:
“I am still looking forward to doing a lot of great things, so that’s hard. I think the best is yet to come in my true humble opinion.”

The happiest moment of his career:
“The happiest? The recording of the Thriller and the Off the Wall albums, that meant very much to me and seemed to be received so beautifully by the public and the world. You know, I enjoyed it very much.”

On his favorite artists:
"I love James Brown. Some of the younger newer artists – I think Chris Brown is doing wonderful and Timberlake. I really admire what they are doing.”

On his children:
“I am letting them enjoy their childhood as much as possible. I really do – I let them go to the arcade and go to the movies and do things I think that comes naturally. I want them to get to do things I didn’t get to do. I get pretty emotional when I see them having a wonderful time, when they are on a ride and they are screaming and they are happy and they are running. It makes me emotional.”