The Jackson family feud currently ongoing seems to have been stewing for some time, but now that Michael Jackson’s kids are old enough to speak up via Twitter and the press (after their dad spent so many years fiercely protecting them from the media that relentlessly pursued him), it doesn’t show any signs of abating.
It appears that the Jackson family feud goes back to the kind of thing that even non-famous families often fall apart over — money and a will. And now that the Jackson family’s biggest earner and most prolific member is no longer with us, of course the battle between his many siblings, parents and other interests over who controls his considerable assets will become heated.
But the Jackson family feud just got weird with the disappearance of Katherine Jackson, Michael and Janet’s mom, earlier this month and Paris Jackson’s tweeted concern for her MIA grandma. Things got even more bizarre when Katherine resurfaced, saying she’d been away of her own accord and that concern over her well-being during the planned trip was misplaced.
Then, Tito’s son TJ, who is 34, wound up with custody of Paris, Prince Michael and Blanket. During the trip to a spa with four of the older Jackson kids, Paris became worried due to the fact her grandma’s whereabouts were secret to her, and she tweeted:
“8 days and counting . something is really off , this isn’t like her at all .. i wanna talk directly to my grandmother!!<|3″
Ultimately, it seems an agreement may be reached in which Katherine Jackson will retain custody with TJ as a co-guardian. A lawyer for the Jackson family matriarch said:
“Mrs. Jackson is extremely pleased with the prospect of enjoying the pleasure of raising Michael’s children without the day-to-day tedium of items such as managing the large staff that goes with such a high profile family and focus her attention on being a grandmother and raising Michael’s children.”
Do you think concern over the welfare of Michael Jackson’s kids is at the heart of the Jackson family feud, or do you think that his money is more a factor?