Keeping Up With The Jacksons: A THRILLER
It has been a very dramatic couple of weeks for the famous Jackson family. Stuff that is so real, it’s realer than “Reality TV and with each passing day it seems to be getting messier and messier.
If you have not been in the loop I will give you a quick run down of what’s been going on.
It all started early last week when there were reports that the matriarch of the Jackson family had gone missing. There were a number of contradicting reports about Mrs. Jackson’s whereabouts. Her son Randy Jackson informed the media that his mother was ok, and had suffered a mild stroke and was ordered to go to a health spa to rest and not be in contact with anyone but this was later contradicted by Michael Jackson’s eldest child; Paris who took to her Twitter account to tell her uncle that he was lying and that her grandmother was indeed missing and the grand kids had been cut off from having any contact with her.
It was then that Paris would start counting up he days that would pass without her having any contact with her grandmother, via her twitter account. On Thursday she was on Day 9.
TMZ then later broke the news that Katherine was actually ambushed by her children Randy, Janet, Jermaine and Rebbie and they had taken her to secret location against her will. The ploy was for them to challenge Michael’s estate without any interference from Katherine, as she is the main benefactor in Michael Jackson’s will and then his three kids.
Michael did not put any of his siblings or his father in his will therefore when Katherine dies, his estate will be split against his three kids and his siblings left in the cold.
So it seems like the plot amongst the Jackson siblings is to make it seem as if Katherine is no longer capable of taking care of the children, and then one of the siblings will take over as guardian of Michael’s children and thus have access to Michael’s estate, even when Katherine dies.
Soon a video surfaced on the TMZ website which shows three of Michael’s siblings (Janet included) arriving at the Jackson mansion, ambushing the kids.
The video is not that clear, but you can see Janet having some sort of a struggle with Paris, trying to take her phone or something. Allegedly Janet was trying to confiscate the kids’ phones since Paris had been tweeting to the world about the going on’s of the family. It is alleged that Janet slapped Paris and told her that she is a; “Spoilt little Bitch”. Apparently Paris slapped her aunt back and told her to; “Fuck Off, this is not the Jackson family home, it’s our house”.
Encouraging celebs such as Gladys Knight to voice their opinions and go on national television saying; ‘If Paris was her niece and she had spoken to her like she spoke to Janet, Paris would have no teeth.” I get where Aunt Gladys is coming from, but I believe people who live in glass houses should not throw stones. I’m not saying this was a similar scenario, but why the hell did she not knock out her niece; Aaliyah when she ran off to marry an older man (R.Kelly) at the age of 16? So Gladys should just sit down and mind her own business.
The only person who has a say hear, but has kept quiet is Diana Ross. Who is the official second legal guardian to Michael’s kids. I honestly believe as a friend, Diana has let Michael down. I believe there was a reason Michael didn’t want to leave his kids behind to his family members, except his mother. He knew of their greed and evil ways and therefore had trusted Diana to do right by his kids if he was not around. But it seems like Ms. Ross is not bothered and is busy sipping MOET somewhere in a corner, singing; “In My Times”.
In a bizarre twist of events, Tito Jackson’s son TJ tweeted Paris and told her that what they are doing to them (the kids) is wrong, and he will try to help them out.
I need to ask, don’t the Jacksons know how to BBM/ SMS/ Email etc? Why are they allowing all of this to happen so publicly on Twitter?
A few days later it was announced that Katherine Jackson was stripped of custody of the kids, and TJ Jackson had been given temporary legal guardianship of MJ’s kids but soon after it was reported that Katherine was making her way back home to fight for custody of the kids.
In the two days that she was supposed to be home, Paris took it to Twitter again that she still had not spoken to her grandmother and was denied access to her. Another one of the Jackson siblings; Marlon also tweeted similar frustrations saying that Randy, Janet and Jermaine had told everyone that their mother was too ill to speak to anyone and they blocked access to her, but yet the Mafia threesome were seen doing television appearances with their mother.
Today, Michael’s eldest son broke his silence after his beloved grandma finally made it home, and in a very long tweet, eluded that his father had warned him against certain family members and now he will speak the truth.
He then went on to post a screen grab of an MMS chat he had with his aunts and uncle, asking to speak his grandma. Prince says that, his aunts did not know that he was still in the chat, and the following message was from Janet saying they shouldn’t allow them (the kids) to speak to their grandmother.
This is some very dodgy stuff happening with the Jackson, and poor Michael’s grave is probably 60 feet deeper, because he is not just turning, but he is spinning and drilling holes.
He was so protective of his children, and the devotion that his children have for him shows that he was a very protective father. So imagine how he is feeling right now, looking down and seeing all of this happening, It is very sad.
I also believe that Michael did not think things properly through, knowing his fame/ money hungry siblings, I believe to protect his children he should have left his siblings a fair share, so that they back off from his kids.
But should have, could have is not going to solve anything right now. I just pray for those children and hope that these events do not damage them for life.
By Zamani Khethelo