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How Did These Celebs Get Their Nicknames?

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Even though it is widely believed Elizabeth Taylor bestowed Michael Jackson with the nickname "The King of Pop," an oral history of MTV says Jackson actually gave the name to himself.

Past VJs reported that Jackson required stations to refer to him as "The King of Pop' starting in 1991, if they wanted to air his groundbreaking, 11-minute video for "Black or White."