Who is Dirty Diana in Michael Jackson’s song?

Released in 1988, Dirty Diana is a single from Michael Jackson’s seventh studio album, Bad.

The title of the song has made fans question who the lyrics might be about since its debut.

Many fans have speculated Dirty Diana is about Diana Ross


Many fans have speculated Dirty Diana is about Diana RossCredit: Reuters

Who is Dirty Diana?

Michael Jackson left Dirty Diana on April 12, 1988.

Throughout the years, many fans have speculated the song might be related to Diana Ross.

She and Michael shared a long and close relationship, from childhood until death.

Others believe the song is related to the late Princess Diana.

Before one of his concerts, Princess Diana is said to have asked him to play the song – he told her he wouldn’t, with her in attendance.

However, Michael himself denied the song was about anyone in particular.

What did Michael Jackson say about Dirty Diana?

According to the late musician’s official website, Michael did not write a song about “Diana”.

“It’s not about Lady Diana,” he said in a statement shared by Location.

“It’s about some kind of girl who hangs out at concerts or clubs, you know, they call them friends.”

He continued: “I’ve lived with that all my life. These girls… they do everything with the band, everything you can imagine.”

“I love Dirty Diana. It’s one of my favorites, because it’s the life story of a musical group – I hate to say the word ‘groupie’, but that’s the thing,” he said.

Michael Jackson was an entertainer for most of his life


Michael Jackson was an entertainer for most of his lifeCredit: WireImage – Getty

What are the lyrics for Dirty Diana?

Dirty Diana begins by repeating, “oh, no; oh, no.”

Michael opens the first verse with: “You’ll never make me stay / So take your weight off me / I know your every move / So you won’t leave me here / I’ve been here many times before / But I’m too blind to see / That you seduce every man / This time you won’t seduce me.”

The pre-chorus continues, with: “She’s saying, ‘It’s okay / Hey baby, do what you please / I got what you want / You’re what you need’ / She looked deep into my eyes / She touched me to start / She said ‘there is no turnin’ back ‘/ She locked me in her heart.”

The phrase “Dirty Diana” is repeated throughout the chorus.

Verse two reads: “She likes the boys in the band / She knows when they come to town / Every musician fan, after the curtain comes down / She waits at the back door, for those who have prestige / Who promises fortune and fame, a carefree life.”

The prequel and chorus follow, with a slight variation on the original.

Then Michael leads into the bridge, singing: “She said, ‘I have to go home / Because I’m really tired you see / Now I hate sleeping alone’ / Why don’t you come with me?” / I say, ‘My child is at home / He’s probably worried tonight / I don’t call / To say I’m fine.’ ”

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