Looks like the Jackson 3 just became the Jackson 4.
Joe Jackson, who can't sit in front of a television camera without dropping a bombshell or two, didn't disappoint in an interview with News One yesterday, confirming the long-simmering rumor that Michael Jackson did, in fact, have a secret son.
Or at least a son who was secret up until last month, when 25-year-old Norwegian Omer Bhatti's placement next to the Jackson family in the front row of his memorial—not to mention his undeniable resemblance to the late King of Pop and the fact that he spent eight years living at Neverland Ranch—got tongues wagging.
Papa Joe's included.
"I knew he had another son, yes I did," he said. "He looks like a Jackson, he acts like a Jackson, he can dance like a Jackson…"
But can he be steered into a career in entertainment like a Jackson (setting aside, for a moment, Bhatti's own denial of a biological connection)?
Ignoring what appear to be dollar signs in his eyes, we'll leave the final word on that matter to Joe: "I don't know. I can't say that yet. Not until I see it happen."
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