After rumours over who the song was about reached a fever pitch, Michael finally had to explain what the song was really about.
In 1997, in an interview with Barbara Walters, Michael confessed the true meaning once and for all, and specifically debunked one rumour about the Princess of Wales.
He said: “I wrote a song called Dirty Diana. It was not about Princess Diana.
“It was about certain kinds of girls that hang around concerts or clubs. You know; they call them groupies.
“I’ve lived with that all my life. These girls…they do everything with the band, you know, everything you could imagine. So I wrote a song called “Dirty Diana.”