This song was a highlight of Jackson's live shows, where he performed variations of the 45-degree lean popularized in the video, often leaving the crowd wondering how it was done. The routine grew more elaborate over time; on the Dangerous
tour (1992-1993), he basically reenacted the video with four dancers. The HIStory
tour (1996-1997) brought a more theatrical performance, with Jackson dressed like a 1930s Chicago gangster. He would appear on stage with a prop machine gun and blast away six or so rival gangsters, whose bodies were then dragged off stage to great applause.
The lean was accomplished with specially designed shoes that could lock into an anchor on the floor. Jackson patented the system