Joe Jackson Denies Using Son's Death To Plug Label

0
0
Subscribe to Michael Jackson alerts

Michael Jackson's father Joe Jackson has defended his decision to make seemingly inappropriate plugs for his latest business venture during a press conference over his son's death.
The Jackson patriarch has come under fire from fans and commentators over his behaviour since the star's tragic demise - and has been accused of using the passing of his most famous son to boost publicity for his newly-launched record label.
During an interview with CNN, in which he was expected to make comments about Jackson's funeral, the 79 year old introduced his business partner, Marshall Thompson, and went on to explain the workings of his new venture.
He told reporters, "Marshall and I have - we own a record company. Talking about Blu-ray technology. That's the next step."
But despite the outcry over Jackson's apparent lack of emotion, he has explained he is "crying on the inside," and was simply answering questions posed to him by journalists about what his own future holds.
He says, "I was asked a question last night about the record company... We have a lot of good artists fixing to come out.
"I was asked that question and I answered just like it was asked because they wanted to know what else I was doing."
And close family pal Reverend Al Sharpton also defended Jackson's self-promotion tactics, insisting his comments on the business had been misconstrued by the press.
He explains, "Some misinterpreted (what) Mr Jackson said. He said it because he wanted to send a signal to the world that the Jackson family's going to continue doing what Michael did."
The Thriller hitmaker always insisted he endured a troubled relationship with his father - claiming Joe beat him and forced him to abandon his childhood to pursue fame and fortune.


Contactmusic

Tags: Michael Jackson - Joe Jackson - CNN

0
0
Subscribe to Michael Jackson alerts
Advertisement

More Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson and Freddie Mercury Duet To Appear On New Queen Album

Queen Forever, a new album being compiled by Queen’s guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor, will feature a previously unreleased duet between frontman Freddie...

Michael Jackson's Legacy And Earning Potential Live On With New Video "A Place With No Name"

It’s about time for another round of Michael Jackson nostalgia, with A Place With No Name, the first single off his posthumous album, released yesterday....

Beyonce To Receive Vanguard Award At The VMAs. But Mostly, YES, She Will Perform!

Umm, Beyonce will be performing at the MTV Video Music Awards... is anyone really , surprised? Bey is everywhere these days. In the wake of...

Could Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch Fetch up To $85m?

We previously thought Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch would cost around $60m, but various reports are suggesting that the 1040-hectare (2,600-acre) estate could fetch anything up...

Advertisement

Michael Jackson's Neverland to be Sold: What Can You Buy For $60m?

What would you do if you won the lottery this weekend? Buy a yacht? A football club? Well, you could also buy Neverland. Michael Jackson’s...

Jackson Family To Star In New Reality Show - But Who Is Alejandra Jackson?

Members of Michael Jackson's extended family are set to star in a new reality series but most people have never heard of the focus of...

Michael Jackson - XSCAPE documentary 2.0 teaser Video

A new teaser has been released for the forthcoming documentary on Michael Jackson's posthumous album 'Xscape'.

Michael Jackson - Love Never Felt So Good (DM CLASSIC RADIO MIX) Audio Video

The DM Classic Radio Mix for Michael Jackson's posthumous hit single 'Love Never Felt So Good' has been released as an audio. The track featured...

Advertisement

Comments

Michael Jackson Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Michael Jackson

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All