Aaron Carter might not be the biggest name these days, but back in the late ’90s and early ’00s he was hot shit. As the younger brother of Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter, Aaron was riding on a wave of teen pop success that couldn’t last forever. Back in 2013, he reportedly declared bankruptcy, raking up around $2.2 million in debts. Since then, he’s started work on his upcoming fifth album, which has yet to surface, leaving his 2002 album¬†Another Earthquake as his most recent release.

He seems to be doing a lot better these days, especially if his Instagram is to be believed. On the cusp of a possible comeback, Aaron took to Twitter in a since-deleted post saying, “Remember one very important thing. Michael [Jackson] passed down the torch to me. I never had to ask for him to do that.” He followed up that tweet with an onslaught of comments defending the original tweet, constantly referring to his friendship with Michael back during the height of Aaron’s popularity.

Inexplicably referring to Michael as “Dookie” during his pseudo-rant, he said that he didn’t compare himself to Michael, but Michael did compare himself to Aaron. “Little do you guys know…. When Dookie gave me his JACKET PERSONALLY he was passing a torch to me verbatim don’t need 2 explain myself,” he said. He finished off the series of Tweets with a longer note, in which he said, “It’s so sad you guys have no idea what I’m even talking about and turn something so amazing into something so bad.”

Read the rest of his note regarding his comments here.