Michael was the biggest kid in the world, a real prankster. When we were working, he shot off a tear-gas gun in the studio. He screamed, "Everybody get out!" We all ran outside, scared as hell, and we saw Michael driving a black van down Ventura Boulevard, laughing his butt off. Another time, he was upset because someone in the press had quoted him as saying that "Africa stinks." He said, "I don't think Africa stinks; I love Africa. Tomorrow, I'm going to bring in some of my friends from Africa." The next day, this African man and woman came in, and it was like Coming to America, with the rose petals, gold lion medallions and everything. They were talking about the hospitals that Michael Jackson built in Africa.