Paris Jackson, 11, is consoled by her uncle Marlon Jackson after delivering a tearful tribute to her father.
MICHAEL Jackson's three children are being groomed for stardom.
Family patriarch Joe Jackson, who famously had a troubled relationship with his own children as he guided their careers, believes his bereaved grandchildren have the makings of showbiz domination just like his late son, Michael.
Joe Jackson, 79, told Good Morning America that the three children Prince Michael, 12, Paris, 11, and Prince Michael II (also known as Blanket), 7, could follow in the footsteps of their father.
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Joseph Jackson is playing with fire here. Michael Jackson was abused as a child and no one deserves that kind of treatment. I wish that Paris, Michael I & Michael II (Blanket) would just leave relatively normal lives. I agree totally with Al Sharpton's speech at the memorial – there is nothing strange about MJ, it was strange what he had to deal with.
If the children want to pursue a career as an actor, dancer or singer then that should be totally up to them. I know they have been sheltered from the world, but, I can truly see the love that the Jackson family has for them.
I do believe that Joe Jackson is trying to make a quick buck from these children by exploiting them. Just let them be.
I think joe jackson sould have nothing to do with what they do as far as show business is concerned,
Its been said that Michael did not put his father in the will, So that must mean he wanted joe to have nothing to do with his kids
I hope and pray Debbie R gets a restraining order ASAP for the protection of those beautiful children. I have no words to describe my feelings about Joe Jackson. They are most likely the same feelings Michael had. Ironically the week Michael passed away, the sunday before his death, VH1 or MTV played the Jackson story movie of which was 6 or 7 hours long. I had never seen it before but I watched it while I worked in my office and I understood so much more about Michael and his family. While Katharine would be good for the children, she could not even protect her own children from Joe Jackson so I have no faith she could protect Michael's children from Joe Jackson. I think both Debbie and Grace and Katherine need to be in the children's lives sharing custody and of course Joe Jackson needs a restraining order for their protection. I hope that these adults and lawyers can be adults and reach agreements without a court battle for the sake of these children. These children are not objects, they are human lives and have been devastated by loosing their Dad. They do not need anymore stress in their lives. I as well hope someone is getting them into counseling for they will need it just for the support.
Joe Jackson should leave these kids alone! I can only imagine what will happen to these 3 beautiful kids if he gets involved!
I thought he was seperated from his wife and that he lived in Las Vegas?
Let him go back to Las Vegas and let the rest of the family look after Michael´s kids!
Michael would not have wanted Joe Jackson in his children´s life!
I hope someone intervenes and tells Joe Jackson to leave the kids alone!
I don´t want anything to happen to these 3 beautiful youngsters and neither did Michael!
Only he isn´t here now to defend his kids!
Twin towers was to New york as Mj was an irreplaceble single tower in entertainment world.
Gone to soon, But will Never be forgotten!!
I watched Michael Jackson memorial on CNN and it was a very emotional tribute to Michael. I was particularly touched by the emotional words spoken by Marlon about his brother. I have lost both my parents, so I could empathize with the family. After the cermony, I sat down and wrote a poem for Michael, Marlon, the Jackson family and anyone else who has lost a family member. I would like to share the poem, hoping it may help in a small way.
Hug My Brother
Today you are where I was
Tomorrow someone will be where you are now
Although your pain is shared by others
The desperate intensity is yours alone
Still, you cling to their kindness
Hoping something they say with move you from this place
You tightly grip a picture from the recent past
Staring with such fervor
You believe the photo will come alive
So you close your eyes
Breathe in the memories, and smile
Slowly, opening your eyes
Your journey continues
Gradually, gently, leisurely
No need to rush
Solace comes from the heavenly embrace of one brother to another
It would not suprise me that Joe Jackson is seeing more dollar signs with Micheals Kids, the same way he did with his own. Thankfully he is too old to push them around the country. Micheal was a beautiful person and if the doctors involved did something to take Micheal away from us. They should be held accountable.
I understand the family and authorities must determine the cause of Michael Jackson's sudden death, however, when will Michael finally be able to RIP?
Vita, among anything I've read you have made the most common sense. I just wish all the media would read what you posted because I've been trying to say the same thing but it hasn't been as eloquent as you have just stated it. Thank you
I am not sure if the kids would feel comfortable with their grandfather. You know, Joe Jackson is from Gary, Indiana and these kids are from Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Iran.
our condolences go out to the jackson family on the loss of michael jackson. our prayers and thoughts are with them. may god bless the jackson family. our prayers and thoughts are with you all. he will live in our hearts and soul and his music will live on forever
So what about what joe jackson said. This is just another case of media distortion again. Stop making the jacksons look bad. As far as I'm concerned the Jacksons did good with their kids. I have never heard that this large family of 9 ever had jailbird kids...have you!!!!!!
Jackson's son looks like Dr.Klien's clone. Same Face!
Larry, am I the only person who views MJ on his last rehearsal as being very pale,and extremely thin.? He did not look like a healthy person at all. Also his dance steps were not his usual smooth perfect moves.... I thought his dance moves were jerky and unstable.....not at all like he has been seen in the past.
Everyone keeps saying he looks great and I thought he looked so very weak and sickly.
The Memorial Service for Michael was so special, I think a DVD should be released so that fans can have something memorable to hang on to. Condolences to his family. I saw the group on stage in Kingston, Jamaica in 1975.
did Michael Jackson graduated from high school?
No offense! But I really hope that Joe Jackson dosnt take his granchildren throught the samne thing that he took Micheal Jacckson through. That was really hard for the kids loosing there father and all and now they have there granfather trying to make singers out of them some one help them.
Michael was sent by God to help unify the peoples of Earth. When will we see another?
I dont think that the kids should be singers just because Joe wants to make some quick bucks. He really did Micheal wrong. And for the person who left the firs tcomment your stupid the bible does say that but hte bible doesntsay Beat your kids either. I c nunderstand a spankin here and there but getting beat just because you cant some steps down or just because messed up at a concert is STUPID !!!!!!
Bless the Jackon family espically MJs kids
Michael Jackson- Is the King of Pop and forever will be THE King of Pop. May M.J. rest in peace.
@ Bette Benson......
I agree 100 % with you. in music world Micheal is untouchable. R I P
I will not be surprised if one of this days I will hear in the news that Joe Jackson is also dead. Leave this old man alone. Michael Jackson loved his father so much. Joe Jackson is very old now and if the media will pressure this man he would get sick and eventually he will die too! It is normal in the family to have some misunderstandings. Michael Jackson parents may not be that perfect but I can say they did their best to raise their 9 kids. Michael already mentioned to Oprah before about the abuses of his father did to him but he already forgiven his father. Michael Jackson was so blessed in life to keep grudges in his heart forever. Life is too short to be angry all the time and Michael Jackson is a very intelligent man not to know this.
Hmmm............I'm not going to judge Mr. Joe Jackson in the slightest bit. I'm not God. But MJ himself has said that for all of his father's abuse and shortcomings as a father, if it wasn't for him he wouldn't have been the success that he was. I also remember Joe Jackson being front and certain everyday with his son during his trial. Clearly, in his own way, father and son did love each other.
None of know his father but I'm sure that the man is reeling from the loss of his son. And for obvious reasons. No parent deserves to lose a child. None of us are part of that family so we cannot comment on how MJ's children feel about their grandfather. It's plain to see that they have a loving relationship with ALL of the Jackson family.
Let MJ R.I.P. and leave his kids alone.
MJ you are always in our hearts R.I.P.
Did anyone help so leave him alone and let him rest.
I think that mj's mother shold get kids and not joe
My heart goes out the Jackson Family. Micheal was we love you!!
I were to Michael Jackson I will make my own black kid but there is nothing wrong adopting and treating these white kids as his own. It would be amazing to see the real Michael Jackson kid someday inheriting his talents, his looks and of course his billions!
Debbie Rowe is the won I am worried about because its all about the money. She could care less about these children. She said it in interviews, she not the mothering type. She look like she could also be mean. Debbie Row did her job . She was a sarogate. Mrs Jackson have all kinds of help if she should need any with the big family & friends she has. Debbie Row is by herself and everybody know what she is about .$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
Media, please remember there are 3 very young children who have already been traumatized by the loss of their father & they hear everything that is being reported by the media so please don't make their lives into a circus.
Let us all pray that (all 3 children) will be loved & well cared for.
Let's also pray that their grandfather Joseph Jackson doesn't get near the children. Statements he has made during interviews like "make them "strong"Jacksons indicate there's a good chance he will abuse these kids like he did Michael.
I would just like to say that I have loved Michael since I was a little girl. I have woundered over the years what happened to his physical appearence. We all have changed over the years not just Michael. So don't be so hard on the man. He did take it a little to far I feel bu, that is his business. And that doesn't cahnge the fact that he was a great performer, a wonderful musician who loved his fans dearly. And we love him and will miss him. I pray that I will see him again in heaven someday.
It would be really nice to see Prince, Paris and Blanket as singers, but if they don't want to do that I think Joe Jackson or anyone else shoud not push them to do something they don't wanna do!
That man should not be allowed within 10 miles of those kids... He will just mess them up like he did Michael and the rest of his children. He's already saying that they should sing. And just look at the way he has behaved since MJ's death... he does not look like he has been under one iota of strain at losing his son! Instead he has used the circus surrounding the whole thing to promote a new record label. What a digusting person! I hope to God that MJ's children are kept well away from him.
i hope that michael rest in peace. i wasn't a fan of michael jackson's music but today i am feeling sorry that i didn't recognize this man before his death. when i heard the news that michael jackson was death i don't know how i felt.....to tell you the truth i felt sadness in my heart and i came to search about michael jackson's life and about his music. i didn't knew anything on him either on neverland......never heard on it.........and didn't knew that he had children...........now that i think i knew almost everything on him and what he had done i can tell you that i felt in love with this man even with his music and the way he dances and how he does those amazing moves. i really am sorry for myself for not letting michael jackson's music to be in my home............he did so much for the world and for sick children.......he was a wonderful man and i can say that we lost a man with a big heart............he was a great hearted man and a great entertainer. i saw the memorial and i can say that i really cried for the man that we lost but michael jackson says that we are not alone in the morning,afternoon and evening.....he's always with us and we are in his heart and needs to smile though our hearts are aching. i cannot smile since the day that he died........as i am listening always to his music that he left us and i cannot bear it to listen the music he gave us and not cry
I think we are giving Joe too much credit and not enough to Kathryn. You bet, after what has happend to Michael, I find it hardly unlikely she will let Joe have much to do with the kids. I am sure if she had to choose between the kids or Joe, hands down she will fullfill, love, and protect those kids from all that she can ....and Joe can go back to Vegas.
Debbie Rowe is living in a middle to lower income area, you cannot take children whom have lived the high profile celebrity lifestyle with 24 hour protection and let them live as she does in a small 3bdr house.................come on folks get real. Do you think she should get millions to give this lifestyle to them? No and it is obvious MJ cut Debbie completely out of his will. The Jacksons are friends with people MJ and the kids were friends with, the Jacksons have experienced decades of being famous, they live a celebrity life but more balanced than MJ could live, so the children get the best of both worlds, staying wih such a devine women as Kathryn............still having protection, keeping their friends from their father but yet more access to other things they could not do with their fathers fanatic fan following. I am sure the Jacksons will involve Grace is some capacity and let's leave Debbie where she as been for the past several years tending to her horses.
Remember MJ left 80% of his estate to Kathryn and his kids. We need to focus on the Executors of the will fullfilling the duty of what is best for the estate of MJ and his kids and not every money monger out there wanting to sue and get a piece of the action.
One final comment when children are adopted and the adoptive parents die do we search so hard for the biological parents that gave them up, same as artificial insemination? No, so why torture these poor kids over gossip and it does not matter, please folks
Let's have some logic and deal with this horrible loss with dignity, that goes for Debbie Rowe especially! Please let the children morn the loss of their father and their grandmother the loss of her son whom she loved so much.
As I do not know Michael on a personal level, I feel like I have known him for a very long time. He exudes such a caring, generous, and wonderful heart. I know if he was watching everything going on, he would want more than anything for his family to take care of his children. Michael did a fabulous job with his children, and although, he is in the heavens above, he is still watching after his 3 beautiful children. I strongly believe, if Katherine is not able to take care of the children in time, then custody should be given to Michaels siblings. To this day, when I listen to one of M.J's songs, I think about how Michael should still physically be here with us, it saddens me, that he isn't. Though, he is and always will be in our hearts, forever. We love you, Michael!!
To Michael Jacksons family
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all through this difficult time.
Thanks for the memories
John N family
What a beautiful job he did with those children. See how they loved / love him? My heart is so sad to for their and all of our loss. If he only knew while he was alive what he meant to everyone...People...wake up and remeber to tell the ones you love what they mean to you. No written guarentees any of us will be here tomorrow. To the Jackson family from a working woman in Las Vegas Nv. my deepest prayers are with you now and always...
I have listened and danced to Michael for decades. One great memory is of my brother, who just passed away, doing the moonwalk and other dances. Both me and my sister were backup dancers.
I appreciate the genius of his music and the memories all of the music has brought back. The world was a better place because of his musical and humanitarian contributions
Michael Jackson was such a great man. He really cared for his fans,the world. He will never be gone in our hearts. Michael may rest in peace. I love Michael Jackson. when i first heard he died i couldnt stop crying. He was my idol. Ever since he has been gone i cant get his songs out of my head, I always stay home listening to his music. I grew up listening to his music. 2 months ago i was dancing to Thriller ,making a real fool out of myself. I just cant believe that he is gone. Everyday im watching news about Michael Jackson, researching on him, Im watching everything about Michael. Its shocking. Michael will live forever. I even watched the memorial. I feel bad for his children because now it wont be the same for them. But he will always be protecting. Michael is their guardian angel. I will never forget his moves and my favorite dance move "THE MOONWALK".
This whole thing is such a horrible tradgity. I know from expeirence what it is like dealing with grieveing children, having lost my husband and father of our 3 beautiful children.I hope the media will back off and allow the Jacksons time to heal. And I pray to GOD that those babies are not taken from the Mrs. Jackson, that would be so much worse on them. I agree however that Joe should have limited access to them. No touring, they are Michaels children, not Michael. If thats what they want to do I am sure they will have all the open doors the need. But not until they are ready, if ever. I pray that the lord blankets Mrs. Jackson and the children with his strength and love. Best of luck to them all. A huge fan of your son/daddy!!!
Prince, Paris, Blanket remember no matter what is being said in the media, Michael was your daddy and you all know that and that is all that matters...what you 3 think and feel!!! Again best of luck and all gods blessngs... I will pray for you always and keep you in my thoughts.
paris jackson's words in MJ's memorial made me sooooooo sad and even though i was really sad already it just was emotional!!!
I loved michael he is the best ,im 41 i loved his music.and he had 3 beautful kids and he did a great job with them .his kids loved him ?my heart goes out for the Jackson family ,and I hope that the kids get to stay with mrs.jackson and the jackson family .thats what michael wanted .I just wanted to let the family know that Michael was the best ,Ive listened to his music for years and they will never be another guy like michael ,they aint no boby out in this world that can dance like him and song .RIP MICHAEL JACKSON I will Miss you!
You are the best
with love MJ
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all through this difficult time
I hope that michael rest in peace.
Condolences to his family special paris,Prince Michael, Prince Michael II (Blanket)
i feel that michael jackson wanted to kill himself;and thats why he said the nigh t before he dided ,this is the final certain call.I feel in michaels mind .michael took the medication so that he could sleepFOREVER.Idon't believe someone that brillant can also be that stupid.Michael Jackson wanted to die.If all the man new was music
without that michel new in his sick mind that he had nothing else
to live for;and the sad thing is ,is that he did have something to live for.
Iam sure that michael has talk about killing himself through depression,weather to a thearpist or to a friend,Ialso feel that changing his face so many times was a result of trying to change who he was on the inside,i don't feel he like who he was on the inside.maybe he was gay We will never know for sure,I feel that michael was in hiding within his ownself,And now michael Jackson is at peace;the war is now over in his sick mind.may he rest in peace.I am highly intuitive,and you can rest a sure his sprit will live on in his home.
I am a great fan of Michael. When Michael's daughter cried, i cried a lot too. Because I do not have or know my own father. Yes! I do believe Paris Jackson that Michael was and is the best father!
after seeing Michael's daughter saying how wonderful her dad was, i believe that everything Michael suffered when He was still alive vanished and now people truly know how wonderful and loving person he is. We really lost a one great person who gave not just his talent but his heart to everyone. We love Michael.. you made everyone feels that WE ARE NOT ALONE. More power to your show!
May Michael rest in peace.......and for Joe Jackson, i pray he never gets his greedy abusive hands on those beautiful, loving children that Michael raised. It only goes to show how wonderful a father he was because he never had his children in the public eye so they did not have to go through what he went through as a child star. I've contiuously cried my heart out for 2 weeks now over this tragedy. Those children lost there father, Katherine lost a son, all the siblings lost their brother. Your not given a second chance ever in life after it's over. He was larger than life and I'm sure in the mind of the biggest star and entertainer in the world..he probably thought he was invinsible. But underneath it all, I just hope justice is served. I pray that the wonderful children will be where they are surrounded by love and nothing but good memories of their dad. I wonder if they always knew how big of a star their dad was? Or was he just dad to them. Lossing Michael Jackson has been like a bomb has hit earth. I can't even think of anyone else whos death at this present time could have made such an impact. I am a huge fan and his music will never die but the lives of so many have been wrecked by this tragedy. I just pray he's looking down and seeing the out pouring of his fans that he always had to begin with, but how they can come together and love one human being so much to the point that it's numbing. Maybe he was so troubled and turned to drugs because his allegations ruined his name and he thought he could never comeback. I just wish he had the chance to see the love we all have for him. I loved him then and will love him forever in my heart. He was not just a superstar entertainer, he was a human being with a beating heart and love to share. For the people who couldn't say "no" to him...i hope you get what you deserve. We have lost a person who now my children will never forget, and they are young. I want to thank my dad for always playing those Jackson 5 and Michael Jackson records when i was a kid and us just listening to them for hours and dancing. Music is an important aspect of childrens lives. They can strike some memory that you've forgot, but by hearing a song from that particular era..it comes back. Thank you Michael, for all the amazing music, videos, and for your legacy. The world was a better place with you in it to share your love and support for others in need. I hope now in death, others will come forward and try to live up to your ongoing fight to end world hunger and other things going on in this world. You will be missed for eternity and may god bless you. I love you... :( R.I.P.
I watched Micheal's memorial and i cried from start to finish, i love Micheal with all my heart and i want my son to follow his foot steps. THE KING OF POP will live for ever,
Joe Jackson needs to go away – please, someone help him disappear into the woodwork. While it may not be his intention due to his lack of grace and etiquette, he is appearing very much like an opportunistic, money hungry idiot! If Debbie Rowe is in agreement to let the children stay with Katherine Jackson and raise the children with the support of the rest of the family with the condition of Joe staying away, prayerfully the legal teams can make it happen! It's in the best interest of the children not to be split up and Debbie Rowe has no genuine interest in the children.
when i heard that micheal jackson past away i was shock i didnt want to belive it .it hurt me to my heart that he was gone.he was one of the best pop stars ever and a very tanleted singers and also can dance i like his moves.i been with micheals music ever since i was little.
awww poor baby....I love u paris n especially u balnket.....paris all is well...believe that your father is in heaven smiling down at....at least he's happy n he doesnt have to worry about people or the media bothering him any more... but believe that you are not alone even though he's gone so far away jus know that he's in your heart...your father made a great impact on the world n i do believe through n your brothers you could fulfill ur father's legacy....we love u ....we love ur father....we love ur brothers n we love da jacksons.....stay strong sweetie ...i kno its hard but do it for blanket u kno he's young n its goin to be even harder then it is for him then anyone....at least u had a chance to see your father and his up comin success but blanket ....his eyes are finally open ....jus wen he had a chance it was taken away from him....so make sure u tell him wonderful stories about your dad...n i couldnt agree wit u more that you do have the greatest dad in the world...doesnt matter if he's black or white you girl are lucky to be MJ's daughter ......so stay strong n i really really love u .....hope u get this ......R.I.P MJ may your soul rest in perfect peace love u
i think Joe Jackson can add harm by making this comments knowing his pass, but at the same time I do not believe the children are in harm's way. And in no way should they go to DRowe. No one can say she is a mother and no one really knows her background. Think about it – would you have done what she done and be called well-fit mother. In my opinion, DRowe and Joe Jackson are the same kind of people. The children are in awesome care and that's the way it should stay. I do no t believe Joe Jackson can harm them,nor will he be equip to do so, financially, physically and socially. Leave the children be. Like I stated before if DRowe has interest, she only be involved to established a relationship, that she never had nor was never interested! You can't denied the fact of past either. And get this, the children does not know her, like the know Joe Jackson who again does not have say for them, especially since he has been away as a husband. This is why his bidding. Trust me he won't get it. And all, let's not forget the orders MJ left for "his" children.
The man will single handedly mess up any chance the Jackson family has to retain custody of the three children. They need a stable environment and need to have a chance to act and be treated like CHILDREN. He is an IDIOT!
I do not belive that Joe Jackson should be involved in the childrens live. Katherine and the rest of the Jackson family should raise them. Go away Joe Jackson. I cried from the start to the end of the memorial and still my eyes fill up when I think what people have done to him. I hope they find out who caused his death and that the law does justice.
Leave Michael alone and let him rest in peace.
Love you Michael
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It's so funny how everyone is dissin' Joe Jackson when clearly Michael loved his father. Sure he had his problems as a youth, but as a grown man things were different. Joe Jackson was by Michaels side during his dark days with the court. Every footage on television where I saw Michael going in or out of court, his father was right there. If Michael didn't like his father then he would have told him to stay home.
Also, the family just said last month that Michael attened a family gathering for his parents. It's also funny how no one else in the family talks bad about Joe Jackson as well. Latoya doesn't count cause she'll say one thing then change up her story.
My point, I think alot of this is blown way out of hand. Y'all need to leave Joe Jackson alone!!!
The kids belong with Michaels family and not Debbie Rowe. She sold her kids. You think Joe Jackson is about money, look at Debbie. At least Joe Jackson never sold his kids. They probably had to work hard, but to sell your kids is crazy. Where the love at???
MJ's mission here on earth has ended. His journey begins in heaven.
OMG !! WHY am I not surprised ?? I keep forgetting that Joe spells the family name ""jack$on"". I pray there is a judge ethical enough to keep evil Joe away.
Joe Jackson go hide. You're not worth me wasting my time. I am so glad Michael looks like his mom, if ugly was cash you would be off the chain.
Joe Jackson reminds me that people do get old and don't know what they are saying. I wouldn't pay attention to anything that he says.
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