Unreleased “Behind The Mask” music video leaks online

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An never-before seen version of the “Behind The Mask” short film – directed by Alex Topaller and Dan Shapiro, who form the duo ‘Aggressive’ – was leaked online today.

The footage, choreographed by one of Michael Jackson’s “This Is It” dancers, Chucky Klapow, and world renowned dance crew The Jabbawockeez, was shot in early 2011 and was originally slated to be used as the track’s official music video.

Instead, the Michael Jackson Estate opted for a completely different concept – officially releasing a video compiled of thousands of clips of Jackson’s fans singing and dancing along to the track.

Click here to view the officially released “Fan Project” video.

“Behind The Mask” was originally recorded by Michael Jackson during the “Thriller” sessions in 1982. It was going to appear on the album until negotiations between Jackson and Yellow Magic Orchestra’s management broke down regarding royalties.

The Michael Jackson Estate and Sony Music released the track 18 months after Jackson’s death, in December 2010, as part of their highly controversial “Michael” album.

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