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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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229 Responses to “Michael Jackson's Father Talks Record Label At BET Awards”

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  1. 1
    F u g F a c e M a n ! s t o n Says:

    still a assbag.

  2. 2
    whatever Says:

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

  3. 3
    asha Says:

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

  4. 4
    Kar Says:

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

  5. 5
    just me Says:

    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!

  6. 6
    azul Says:

    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.

  7. 7
    SHopaholic22 Says:

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

  8. 8
    WTF? Says:

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

  9. 9
    Jolie hot chin not Says:

    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.

  10. 10
    MJ forever Says:

    that was hard to watch… so sad :(

  11. 11
    MJ forever Says:

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

  12. 12
    Jolie hot chin not Says:

    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.

  13. 13
    jess Says:

    OMG…this man has NO heart! Sad really.

    We love you Michael :)

  14. 14
    concerned Says:

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

  15. 15
    jj fan Says:

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

  16. 16
    john Says:


  17. 17
    What a disgusting pig!!!!!!!!! Says:

    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.

  18. 18
    wasteland Says:

    so sad his father is so heartless

  19. 19
    uhhh Says:

    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 *******. RIP

  20. 20
    但、 Says:

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

  21. 21
    Jessica Says:

    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. :-(

  22. 22
    Pining for Chris Says:

    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.

  23. 23
    Chibiusa Says:

    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!

  24. 24
    W Says:

    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?

  25. 25
    LuckyL Says:

    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.

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