King of Pop Michael Jackson is reportedly planning to enter London concerts riding an elephant.
The 50-year-old also wants a panther, snakes, tropical birds and three monkeys for a set that will have a jungle, circus and weather theme.
“He hopes to make it the most spectacular gig ever. For the jungle section, he wants to ride out on an African elephant with panthers led on gold chains. Parrots and other birds will fly behind him. If it goes to plan it will look incredible,” the Mirror quoted an insider, as saying.
According to sources, the ‘Thriller’ hitmaker also hopes to rope in 100 Masai warriors for the 50 gigs at the 02 Arena starting in July.
Jackson’s managers don’t think that getting animals is a good idea and fear the costs and insurance premiums.
There are also animal welfare laws banning the use of some non-domestic creatures in shows.
However, the source said that the singer ’desperate to find a way around it.’