So this is what it looks like.
E! News scored an exclusive tour of the Las Vegas mansion the King of Pop rented while negotiating a possible comeback gig—and though any personal items belonging to the eccentric artist are long gone, it's still fascinating to put a place to the increasingly odd face.
Here's the scoop we got from realtor Zar Zanganeh, who leased the 10-bedroom house to Jackson in 2006 and 2007 and is now showing it for seller Coldwell Banker Real Estate:
Jackson obviously wanted to keep his kids close to home—that's where they played and went to school, and a security team was on hand at all times to keep them safe.
Vegas businessman Jack Wishna, who was trying to get a Sin City concert residency rolling for the Thriller artist, told E! News this week that Jackson and his three children all slept in one room.
Zanganeh maintained that Prince Michael, Paris and wee Prince Michael II (aka Blanket) had their own bedroom next to their dad's 2,000-square-foot suite—and that's where they slept, on three separate beds.
Albeit three separate beds squished together in a room meant for one bed.
"Michael slept in his bed every night as far as I know," the realtor said. "There were plenty of times I came over and he was still in bed. He always came out of this room," he added, motioning to the master bedroom. "The kids were right next door."
Zanganeh did not dispute, however, Wishna's story about Jackson leaving his Christmas '06 tree up until the day his family vacated the home the following summer—but he put a much sweeter spin on it.
"He liked it so much he left it up for his entire stay," he said simply, adding that rumors of Jackson leaving a mess behind when he moved out were totally false.
"He left the property in great condition, professionally cleaned up. He was a complete gentleman," Zanganeh said.
The gated residence—replete with tennis and basketball courts, a playroom, three office suites, au pair quarters and an impressive yet eerie back story—has remained empty since the most storied branch of the Jackson family called it home.