Joe Jackson was on the red carpet at the BET Awards tonight. He talked about how they “lost the biggest superstar in the world” and that he showed up to pay tribute to his son.
He then had his publicist read a statement from the Jackson family:
“This is written on behalf of Mr. Jackson and the family. Our family sincerely thanks all of you around the world for your love and support during our time of grief. 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. And the attorney for the Jacksons is Lemdell McMillan and no one else has the authority to speak on behalf of the Jackson family at this time.”
Joe then told the interviewer that everyone is fine and afterward, promoted his record label, Ranch Records.
Roberta Ferguson has been blogging professionally since 2006. Roberta hails from Cleveland, Ohio, but calls North Royalton her home. She shares her life with a wonderful man and her two sons in the small city that could only be otherwise known as Mayberry.