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Joe Jackson Linked to Unauthorized MJ Memorial

6/24/2010 1:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The Michael Jackson estate and others have been asking ... who's behind an unauthorized MJ memorial set to go down Saturday night at the Beverly Hilton -- now, there's a smoking gun pointed at Joe Jackson.

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As we previously reported, the bash is being thrown by a website called VoicePlate.com -- but no one could identify the person responsible for pulling the strings. It's also unclear who convinced Katherine Jackson to record that awkward, scripted promotional video for the tribute.

But now -- a clue ... and it all has to do with the featured entertainment at the MJ tribute  ... a band called the Chi-Lites -- they had a couple of hits in the '70s, including "Oh Girl" and "Have You Seen Her."

If you recall, just days after MJ died ... Joe Jackson shamelessly held a news conference to introduce his new business partner, Marshall Thompson ... a member of the Chi-Lites.

Think it's coincidence that the band got a brand new gig ... at an MJ event?

Didn't think so.

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mysteria333    

i'm sure joe was abusive to his children. i experienced the same thing my entire childhood. and i certainly do'nt condone cruelty. however all the fame and love Michael has is a direct result of his dad putting the children in show business. it's the only reason we know and love Michael. and joe cannot be all bad, Michael came from him. no one could produce such a wonderful, loving, caring son who was pure evil! have you ever heard of the word forgive? learn about it, put your negative feelings for joe aside and let's concentrate on Michael. lets pray for Michael he needs our prayer rather he is ALIVE or deceased. pray for the entire family, please.

1480 days ago
47.

Marie    

Even after his sons death he is still trying to make a buck. What a ****ing loser.
Posted at 8:45 AM on Jun 24, 2010 by Vincent



Joe Jackson is a very poor excuse as a father. He treated his kids like big fat cash cows all their lives and Michael Jackson (aka Katching Jackson)like an ATM machine. He never said to his sons the words 'I LOVE YOU'. All he would say to Michael was 'WHERE IS MY MONEY?'

1480 days ago
48.

wow    

I have to agree with the person who said they'd rather the money go to family than outsiders. People get pissed with their family members at time but in the end the love is always there. MJ's family were with him during the lowest point of his life at those trials. Everybody gets rich off him, even those who hate him. Why not family?
People say MJ didn't leave Joe anything but listening to the Glenda tapes MJ said Joe wanted money and he was a poor businessman so he would give the money to Katherine. Well, that's exactly what MJ did. He left the money to Katherine knowing she would take care of Joe and the others, just like he did in life. In a roundabout way, he did leave Joe something. MJ did bear too much financial responsibility for his family but at least they're his true relations. Mj got his work ethic from Joe. This old man will hustle till the grave. It's probably not just about money but his desire to work and control things.

1480 days ago
49.

Laura    

jerk

1480 days ago
50.

Laura    

This guy sucks

1480 days ago
51.

Grump    

Joe made the Jackson 5 happen and Michael was the magic behind it all...



Let Joe Jackson make his tribute, that's his father and their are other thieves who are making bucks out of MJ and had no relation, only money interest.



As long as his memory is kept alive and Joe fights for his son, I am all for it!




Go Joe!



1480 days ago
52.

Bizz50    

The Chi-Lite had more than a couple of hits TMZ sometimes you are as bad as the main stream media .

1480 days ago
53.

Annie    

Joe Jackson is pond s***

1480 days ago
54.

mysteria333    

PLEASE REMEMBER MICHAEL WANTED US TO LOVE NOT HATE LETS HONOR THAT, LETS BE KIND TO ALL THOSE WE ENCOUNTER I MJ'S NAME. GUESS WHAT APHRODITE JONES HAS NEW WEBSITE ON MJ! ITS A MUST SEE.

1480 days ago
55.

hoocheekoo    

In death as in life, the Jackson family continues to wrap itself around Michael with one controversy after another. I have 100% understanding why he held them at bay and seldom saw them. No one could live around that and not be negatively impacted.

1480 days ago
56.

MichaelJACKSON    

I bet Joe is mad that he didn't think of this tribute LAST June 25 afternoon. Joe sees the world in green and its disgusting that this failed musician didn't work his whole life, made his living by exploiting his children since the age of 5. Joe, aren't you done living? Walk towards the light, Joe!

1480 days ago
57.

MichaelJACKSON    

@mysteria333



here we go with that ignorant statement "If it wasn't for Joe, there wouldn't be Michael"! Michael owes his success to Gos & his own hard work. Joe oiled down and whipped....I am sorry, I meant Joe "trained" 8 other children, do you see them having similar success as MJ? MJ became a star NOT because of Joe but DESPITE of Joe. MICHAEL ANSWERS IT BETTER, START LISTENING FROM 2:35
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSv0t_52qPg

1480 days ago
58.

Tellit    

24. What a pathetic excuse for a man and father. Can he stop money grubbing long enough to make it even look like he is mourning the death of his son?
Posted at 9:30 AM on Jun 24, 2010 by Donna
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Are you serious?
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Joe Jackson...June 26th while Michael Jackson was supposedly on the 1st autopsy table.
http://x17online.com/gallery/view_gallery.php?gallery=jjacksonhomept2062509_X17
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Joe Jackson at BETS...June 30th.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H27665VPRmQ
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Joe Jackson at the VMAs
http://x17online.com/gallery/view_gallery.php?gallery=jjackson091309_X17&index=3

1480 days ago
59.

Mike    

Only reason I would go is because of the Chi-Lites............amazing group...........Michael Jackson who?

1480 days ago
60.

MichaelJACKSON    

Michael imitating Joe "If it wasn't for me, you wouldn't be where you are today" we got into a big fight and I told him "that's halfway true but do you know what I grew up in the business and I learned a lot. You had a lot to with it in the beginning and i thank you for that but I CAN'T PAY YOU BACK FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE, YOU CAN'T KEEP THROWING THAT INTO MY FACE. I know the business better than you do. It took you to get ME started but after that I was my own businessman' - MICHAEL JACKSON



michael jackson private phone conversation leaked part 1 of 4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSv0t_52qPg

1480 days ago
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