The searing title track for Bad injected a new level of aggression and tension into Jackson's music. Written by Jackson, the song was inspired by an article he'd read about an African-American student who left the inner city to attend a largely white school and was killed on a visit home. At the same time, Jackson was obsessed with Prince, whom he saw as genuine competition. (During a visit to Neverland, producers L.A. Reid and Babyface sat with Jackson in his home movie theater and watched Prince's film Under the Cherry Moon.) Perhaps to prove who was truly the King of Pop, Jackson and Jones initially conceived "Bad" as a duet – or showdown – between the two men (Prince was supposed to sing the initial "your butt is mine" line). Prince met with Jackson and Jones to discuss the collaboration, but after hearing the song, he passed. As he left the meeting, he supposedly said, "It will be a big hit, even if I am not on it!" The song became a solo showcase, from a seething delivery and mouth-percussion part by Jackson to an organ solo by jazz great Jimmy Smith.