He thinks that the song shouldn’t have been touched.
“I know everybody is gonna take this wrong: We Are the World, I love it, and I understand the point and think it’s great,” the New York Daily News quoted him as telling MTVNews.com.
“But I think We Are the World is like (Michael Jackson’s) Thriller. I don’t ever wanna see it touched,” he added.
The new version of the 25-year-old song — which features stars from Barbra Streisand to Miley Cyrus to Lil’ Wayne — is called We Are the World: 25 for Haiti. The 1985 original was produced by Quincy Jones, who was also involved in the remake, and written by Jackson and Lionel Richie, who performed along with a veritable who’s who of recording greats, from Tina Turner to Bob Dylan. — Bollywood.com.