Jack Ma Says in Weibo There is an “Arty Youth” in His Heart

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Jack Ma just sang a song with famous Chinese singer Li Jian in Yunqi Computing Conference (云栖大会). He texted on Weibo today claiming that deep inside, there was an “arty youth” in his heart. He decided to have this youth to play his role and also to find another job direction for the rest of his life. Ma texted, “there are other things I feel good about myself. But my family and friends think I’m crazy.”

This tweet sparked a flurry of speculation: what would be these ‘good things’? Considering Ma’s power, once he becomes an arty youth, he may take a big move which is bound to shake the literary circle.

Besides, Ma revealed that the day after he singing with Li, he “recorded the theme song for a movie with a top singer”.

Who is this “top singer” and will this theme song be Ma’s “debut”… Some netizens speculated that Ma may decide to devote himself entirely to the singing career he loves. But some netizens think that singing alone seems unlikely to have Ma’s family and friends calling his as “crazy”.

Ma didn’t give an exact answer on Weibo. The only thing for sure is that it is known that Ma has deep love for art.

This year, Ma has completely released himself in the aspect of art. He sang Peking Opera, played minion, magic, danced Mike Jackson’s dancing, sang with Li Jian and sang a theme song for film… But these may be just appetizers. Signs show something more shocking will happen.

Original text by Jack Ma:

These days I have been reading comments on my singing at the music festival. Some comments are too funny while some really let me down… Under your ‘encouragement’, the next day, I sang a theme song with a top singer for a movie. I know that my singing rhythm is “often out of control” (the undetermined singer and the music team may be affected), but the real great singer needs a sense, isn’t it? !!

This year, I played crazily. I sang Peking Opera, played minion and magic, danced Mike Jackson’s dancing… There are other things I feel good about myself. But my family and friends think I’m crazy. But I found there was an “arty youth” in his heart. For years, my inspiration, creativity and source of happiness all come from ‘him’, an arty youth loving having fun… Now, I am in my 50s. I decide to have this youth to play his role and also to find another job direction for the rest of my life. Just take it as crown performance. I am happy if I could make people like me happy; and I am even happier if I make people don’t like unhappy.

This article originally appeared in Lieyun and was translated by Pandaily.
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