Do you think this was a compliment or an insult?
Watch this video and become familiar with the uses and meaning of this slang word.
Thinking about Michael Jackson, a great many respects have been paid to him and his music since his death. With the benefit of hindsight (this means looking back in time with the benefit of what is known today), I wonder what those people would call him now?
A 'freak' or a 'legend'?