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Michael Jackson's Father Talks Record Label At BET Awards

Michael Jackson's Father Talks Record Label At BET Awards

Three days after his son Michael Jackson death, 80-year-old Joe Jackson hits the red carpet the 2009 BET Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday (June 28) in Los Angeles.

Towards the end of his interview with CNN, Joe took the opportunity to promote his new business venture, a record label. Watch the interview below! The record label talk starts around the 3:15 mark.

And here is the statement one of the family’s publicists read during the interview: “Our beloved son Michael Jackson loved you all. Michael’s children are our first priority. We will have further announcements to discuss our plans going forward. Until such time, however, we have the personal and legal authority to act, and solely Katherine and I have authority for our son and his children. We wish to handle his memory and legacy with dignity. The attorney for the Jacksons is L. Londell McMillan and no one has the authority to speak on behalf of the Jackson family at this time.”

Michael Jackson’s Father Speaks At BET Awards 2009
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  • F u g F a c e M a n ! s t o n

    still a assbag.

  • whatever

    Wow…no wonder MJ was shuch a mess!!!!

  • asha

    wow…3 days was all it took for him to mourn his son???? How sad.

  • Kar

    this guy is an asshole. never should have been the one to represent michael!

  • just me

    What an incredible low life ass! No class at all but we’ve always known that. He is the one responsible for all of Michael’s pain since he was a child. He needs to STFU and just sit down!

  • azul

    What a sleazy famewhore!

    I am not surprised though, considering all the bad things Michael told about him, about how he would would beat the crap out of him,and always be so demeaning towards him.

    Yeah, no wonder Michael was a mess.

    Even one greater reason for me to truly feel so sorry for him.

  • SHopaholic22

    hes such a di*khead …. wtf .. i mean seriously????

  • WTF?

    How sad and insensitive. Couldn’t he wait until his son was buried before he talks about a new business venture??? Ugh!

  • Jolie hot chin not

    idiot! joe jackson should be ashamed. michael admitted how he’d throw him on the wall and beat him to a pulp while rehearsing as a kid. joe is a jerk and why is he not mourning in private? go away joe, this is not about you! terrible man. rip michael.

  • MJ forever

    that was hard to watch… so sad :(

  • MJ forever

    sorry, but what a poor excuse for a father :(

  • Jolie hot chin not

    the idiot says “i’m great”!? jerk! how could u be great when your son just died. that statement was sooo about joe’s interests. and HE gets the kids? poor kids. and he says we lost the biggest super star instead of saying i just lost my loving son. what a JERK Joe jackson is. and he wants to plug his record label????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG!!! two days after his son dies! wow. i am at a loss for words. u guys have to watch this in its entirety. joe jackson is a jerk.

  • jess

    OMG…this man has NO heart! Sad really.

    We love you Michael :)

  • concerned

    made me want to cry! its one of the saddest things I have ever seen , shame on him!!!!

  • jj fan

    he’s on the red carpet? no fool like an old fool. well known to be an ass, poor MJ never had a chance.

  • john


  • What a disgusting pig!!!!!!!!!

    He is doing great?!!! Did he really just plug his new record label? I don’t even know what to think. How cruel to Michael and his family. He was their to pay respect to Michael? The problem is he never respected his son. May Michael rest in peace – finally.

  • wasteland

    so sad his father is so heartless

  • uhhh

    WTF? He is looking all happy and dressed up to be there? When his song died two day ago? That sucks, the man is an asshole. RIP

  • 但、

    i can’t believe he can call him “father”

  • Jessica

    I’m truly lost for words. How can a father do this to his own child. I feel so bad for Michael and the life he lived. I truly hope that the children come out of this…. those poor children will just be so messed up. I’m so heartbroken because I know that no one will love those children the way Michael did, and no one seems suitable to take care of them. SAD… Just so TRAGIC and SAD. :-(

  • Pining for Chris

    So the funeral arrangements are not complete, yet he had the time to go to the awards; off Michael’s back and PROMOTE his record company.
    This “man” is the one who f*cked up MJ, he should be ashamed. I saw pictures of him laughing hysterically just a day or two after MJ’s passing – wtf?!

    This man makes me sick. MJ’s fans are grieving more.

  • Chibiusa

    OMG! That makes me so mad…

    Joe Jackson really? Are you really that cold? :-(

    Michael may you rest in peace. Your real father,God, will now take care of you.

    We will love you forever!

  • W

    Wow, that was sad how disrespectful he was to his dead son. Pimping his record label when his son isn’t even buried yet and he had to have his publicist read the statement. He couldn’t paraphrase it himself and take some time to show some respect for his dead child?

  • LuckyL

    Sorry, he’s a monster. Michael only talked to JANET. And Janet has NOT been involved in this media circus. The rest of them are VULTURES.

  • stellartes


  • stellartes


  • adriana

    WTF…just can’t believe this guy…he is nothing…he cares nothing…he wil make MJ’s death his own personal saving bank…. Can’t believe it!

  • debbie

    He mentions Michael’s kids. Should Joe Jackson has access to children? Is Katherine capable of protecting them. The children should be with their actual biological parents. The Jackson family “dymanic” may be too much for these children.

  • Catnip

    he is too old to raise MJ’s children. Also, a money monger.
    Katherine is his puppet & didn’t Joe molest Michael?
    The guy is soooooo creepy.

  • Rachel

    Pathetic your sun just died have some respect promote your business later. he didn’t look all that broken up about his son dying

  • LuckyL


  • cookie

    so sad.

  • whatthewhat

    just disgusting.
    Michael never needed him, and Michael absolutely do not need anything
    from him now that he has passed away.
    Please Lord don’t let Joe Jackson has any kind of influence on Michael’s children. My heart still hurts so much for Michael. But his father FEELS GREAT. (and in his words, everyone is JUST FINE.)
    *hey Joe, not everyone’s f**ked up like you!!!!*

  • valentina Rodano

    wow what an asswhole. Exactly what does he think he gets for being such a jerk. Micheal never needed a father like him and all that micheal had should be iven to his kids not him. As for custody of the kids they should be with their mother.

  • j.gatsby

    Wow. Well now I really believe that it wasn’t tough love when Michael was a kid. This guy just cares about himself. Promoting his own company, and now i bet hes going to be suing the doctor (even if he was found to have no role) and anyone else he can to get money for this sons death…

  • Nadia

    I saw this live on cnn and I really thought it was some kind of rebroadcast from before Michael’s death.He is great 3 days after his son’s death when I’m not even over my friend’s death which happened 2 years ago! Hell, I’m not over his son’s death! What an idiot! Parents like him should be put behind bars for ruining the lives of their children!

    Rip Mike, always in our hearts….

  • chinchilla villa

    if that doesn’t show how this “father” operates i don’t know what does. no wonder Michael distanced himself from him when ever he could. wow – how shameful.

  • winter

    This guy scares the fck out of me!!! I feel so bad for those kids……I hope he doesn’t beat them like he did his son. RUN KIDS!!!

  • fresh

    I couldnt watch the entire clip. Its pretty pathetic to come out and try to pimp your new business adventure and try to capitalize on the publicity when your son just died a mere 2 days ago.

  • http://aol Patti

    Doesn’t take a genius to see he could give a shit about his son. It is all about the money.

  • whatthewhat

    i think everyone would agree with me if Joe Jackson accidently
    died today, people would actually feel a little better about Michael’s passing. knowing the ULTIMATE MONSTER would be in hell, and can’t harm Michael’s offsprings.

    *i’m not supposed to wish death on someone but i’m taking the risk for

  • liz


  • Eve

    Yup, the guy’s a prick. He was ALWAYS JEALOUS of Michael and ridiculed him (called him ugly, made fun of his hair and nose) in childhood. That’s why Michael tried to escape this tyrant and changed himself aesthetically.

    It’s almost like he’s celebrating his own son’s death, like he’s saying “I won!”, I outlived my son. This old bastard. He’s like Marvin Gaye’s father, except he killed him with words and fists instead of a gun. Unbelievable.

  • Magic

    Hey Joe, Your son just died! What is wrong with you????
    Show some respect for your boy!!

  • ali

    Horrifying man. I also read that Katherine, Michael’s mother, called the former nanny for the children asking where Michael kept the cash he kept in the house HOURS AFTER MICHAEL DIED. They are all corrupt. Hopefully, some safety and guidance and care can be found for the children away from these people.

  • sam

    Michael’s brothers should dial this guy in. He continues to make a mockery of the whole family and everything they worked for.

  • carrie

    joe jackson is obviously a sociopath. meaning he has no feelings. he shows no emotions about his son. he said it himself ” im great”. is he too macho to show any emotion? he lived the good life.

    he got the money and the power he wanted off the back of his son. now i ask, does this man want for more money? I wonder what the financial state of joe jackson is? i hope that michael jackson had the sense to exclude his father from his money. it would be great if the kids ended up with someone who would cut off jor jackson. i would love to see him struggle financially. at some point this man will have to pay the karma for being so evil about his son. why do men like that seem to get everything in life?

  • Helena

    this is the first thread where everyone agrees to each other.

    i make all your words mine.

  • jason

    Great, now he has jesse jackson and al sharpton involved. talk about attention seeking sados. just like this creepy joe jackson. fits find each other.