Michael Jackson’s father, Joe Jackson, plans to force the late singer’s children to become a new version of The Jackson 5, according to the claims of a British biographer.
New reports claim the stage parent, now 80, is intent on thrusting the children, Prince Michael, 12; Paris, 11; and Blanket, age 7 into fame, despite the wishes of his late son, who tried to keep his children out of the spotlight.
“Joe wants the children to go on a world tour in 2010. He has also… offered recording contracts to two of Michael’s kids. Now he is talking about getting them the world’s best backing band and taking them on tour as The Jackson 3,” Ian Halperin, who published an unauthorized biography on the King of Pop earlier this year, titled Unmasked , told The Sun on Monday.
In an interview with ABC’s Good Morning America on Friday, Joe confessed that he could see a future in showbusiness for the Jackson children.
This talk is simply absurd! The children have just lost their parent and he hasn't even been laid to rest yet. The family can't agree on where he should be buried. He hated Neverland in the end and never wanted to return so it probably won't be the place.
Gary, Indiana, is a fitting place to lay Michael to rest. If Michael had any sort of normal childhood, it was probably in Gary.
Berry Gordy is pushing for a Hollywood Hills “V.I.P. R.I.P.” burial and went as far as to purchase a crypt there.
It sucks being a celebrity sometimes; especially when you are dead one.