Manu Dibango. This is what Dibango told me: "Well, there are two issues. At that time, Dibango had not pursued legal action but a few years after this Jackson settled with Dibango out of court. Later the issue would resurface when Rhianna asked Jackson for permission to use the riff, Jackson gave permission without asked Dibango first. I was very nervous as I began my first interview with an African music legend.
Source: Bangkok Post March 30, 2020 20:15 UTC