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At 75-years-old, Joe Jackson is still holding on to the limelight.
The elderly tyrant has vowed to make his grandson, Prince Michael II, aka, Blanket, the biggest star since his late father, Pop Sensation Michael Jackson.
Papa Joe explained that he believed a fortune teller who once predicted Blanket would be a sensation. With a little “proper training”, Blanket could fill the shoes of his father.
“They said there would never be another Michael Jackson and I said that we already have one. But I said he just has to be trained,” said Joe in conversation with an interviewer.
“That kid is a spitting image of Michael when he was smaller.”
Joe’s comments evoked the harsh memories of how he physically, mentally and emotionally abused his five sons and pushed them into the music business at such young ages.
Michael, at the time five, and the rest of his brothers were frequently beaten with a strap or a tree branch if they missed dance steps during practice and forever despised their father for such treatment.
Joe on several occasions said he was never apologetic for his tactics in discipline and claimed “it kept them out of jail and kept them right.”
After years of alleged abuse, Michael’s friends said the late Pop Star never forgave his father.
Elderly Joe’s tales and revelations will be featured in an up and coming documentary titled “Remember Michael,” a film produced by Michael’s mother, Katherine Jackson and funded by fans of Michael.
Along with stories from Michael’s brothers and mother, his three children, Paris, Prince I and Prince II, who speaks on camera for the first time, share memories of Michael and how the prepared for his big comeback before his death in 2009.
In clips already released to the public, Paris Jackson sobs in tears as she says “He (Michael) promised he would teach me how to moonwalk, but he never got around to it.”
She also opens up about her attempted suicide in June and says her life was so isolated and secluded, she didn’t know her father’s name until the age of six. Paris says her father only wanted to be called “Daddy” because he didn’t want her and her brothers to know him as a celebrity.
In Blanket’s interview, the 11-year-old says some of his fondest memories were going into Michael’s room and watching videos of him dancing.
If Joe’s claim is true, we hope Blanket is kept far away from his granddad.