Is Miki Howard Billie Jean? The story of Michael Jackson’s alleged son just took a new twist as some sources are claiming the real father might be Joe Jackson.
In a related report by The Inquisitr, a recently revealed DNA test claimed Brandon Howard was Michael Jackson’s son with a supposed 99.9 percent certainty. This had some speculating whether Miki Howard was the topic of the famous song Billie Jean, since she also used to go by the nickname Billy. The song was released shortly after the birth of Brandon and includes the lyrics, “Billie Jean’s not my lover” and “The kid is not my son.”
Miki Howard would have been 22 years old at the time she was represented by Jackson family patriarch Joe Jackson in the 1980’s. Since Joe was Michael’s manager this means Miki and him would have spent a lot of time together. Miki was apparently close to the family since she even appeared with Janet Jackson in a movie in 1990’s. But according to an unnamed source, Miki Howard’s Joe Jackson connection may be weirder than previously thought:
“I’ve been hearing for years that Brandon is Joe’s son.”
Well, that might explain the paternity test results. And that means Michael wasn’t lying when he denied Billie Jean was his lover, although it seems slightly odd that Joe wouldn’t connect the dots with the reference.
But how did this paternity test come about, anyway? Alki David and his company, FilmOn.com, managed to get hold of a dental impression from Michael at an auction and with the DNA contained inside they did a DNA match with the consent of Howard. Dr. Joseph Goodman performed the test and claims there is proof but all the other information was “redacted as a security safeguard.” David’s statement also challenged any doubters:
“I’m sure that there will be doubters and there will be haters and there will be those who create, build a controversy, but it is what it is.”
Some reports claim that a paternity test may not be as certain as claimed:
“One physician reported that two unrelated men (one African American and the other Caucasian) both tested with a probability of paternity at 99 percent for the same child. The American Association of Blood Banks is the body that accredits the paternity testing labs and even they say that the paternity test results from the laboratories are not intended as the ultimate answer.”
Brandon Howard, for his part, isn’t trying to grab fame by claiming to be the son of the King of Pop:
“I’ve never self-proclaimed to be Michael Jackson’s son. I’m definitely not suing the estate. I’m taken care of very well. And also, I make my own cash, OK?”
Of course, if the IRS has their way with Michael Jackson’s estate then he might want to avoid any claims like the plague.
What do you think about the allegation that Joe Jackson, not Michael Jackson, was the real lover of Miki Howard?