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Rift in Michael Jackson's Family Over Song

11/7/2010 12:12 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

It seems the Michael Jackson song TMZ posted Friday has created some bad blood in Michael's family.

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We posted an MJ song on Friday -- "Opis None" -- along with a statement from Katherine Jackson's business partner, Howard Mann.  Mann, who said he was speaking for Katherine, seemed to be taking a shot at Sony's upcoming MJ album by saying Mann and Katherine wanted to let people hear "an actual authentic Michael Jackson track to the world."

But Jackie Jackson has now  twittered, "I just spoke with my Mother and she did NOT authorize the release of the demo track called Opis None."



And Taj Jackson -- Tito's son -- also tweeted, "Just talked to my grandma.  She didn't  even know about the 'song,' nor did she authorize it.  We are getting to the bottom of this."

Here's what's interesting -- Howard Mann has inserted himself right smack in the middle of Katherine Jackson's business deals, including the Oprah appearance in which Katherine is pitching her book about MJ.

This could be an opportunity for the Michael Jackson Estate to finally get Katherine on board.

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Carmen    

Can somebody please shed a light on what Marc Schaffel and Henry Vacarro have to do with jacksonsecretvault.com ?

Because that bool of Katherine's contains all kind of picutes, that Vacarro tried to sell for years ...

1445 days ago
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KenzieQ    

Whatever.. the song sucks. Not MJ quality.

1445 days ago
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Sophia Volk    

wow....i am super happy that this song has come out but whoever sent it out without katherine knowing needs to get in trouble. this is insane! i love michael i miss him so much! katherine i love you too! i love everyone!!! katherine is in charge! shes the momma!

1445 days ago
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HumanNature    

TMZ Gets Royally Snookered By Michael Jackson’s Family: “New” Song is Remix of Old Song!

TMZ has gotten snookered by Michael Jackson‘s mother, Katherine, via her JacksonSecretVault website.

They’ve posted what they claim is a “new” unreleased Michael Jackson song that they called “Opis None.” But it’s just a remix of a 1978 recording by the Jacksons, their single, “Destiny,” from the album of the same name.

You can hear the lyrics remixed into the track, particularly the word “confusion” from the first line of the song.

“Destiny” is credited on BMI’s website to Michael and his brothers Jermaine, Marlon, Tito, and Jackie.

The original recording of “Destiny” is owned by Sony, not by Katherine Jackson.

TMZ is so eager to go along with the Jackson family’s insistence that the new songs from the “Michael” album to be released December 14th are fake, that they’ve bought this nonsense hook, line and sinker.

Howard Mann, their source on this, bought that warehouse full of Jackson memorabilia, then went into business with Katherine Jackson. What Mann doesn’t realize is that the 300 tracks he found in the warehouse are remixes and outtakes, and video versions, of existing music.

By the way, “Opis” should be spelled “Opus.” Whoever wrote it on the tape that Mann found couldn’t spell, obviously.

Pathetic, all of it!

http://www.showbiz411.com/2010/11/06/tmz-gets-royally-snookered-by-michael-jacksons-family-sad

1445 days ago
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Kayla    

Well they couldve keep that song in the fault it sucked big time and im An MJ FAN . MJ= P-E-R-F-E-C-T-I-O-N-I-S-T

1445 days ago
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Kayla    

BTW:TMZ wheres the New on Conrad Murray? Instead you giving news on Oprah and MJ'S New album by $ony and i dont give a damn abouteither

1445 days ago
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HumanNature    

IT'S NOT A SONG!!!!

BAD MIXTURE OF SONGS!!!

SOMEBODY IS DELIBERATELY SABOTAGING MJ MUSICAL LEGACY!!!!

I WOULD NOT PURCHASE ANYTHING FROM HOWARD MANN, SLEAZE BALL CROOK OR MRS. JACKSON!!!

ANYTHING THAT'S AUTHORIZE BY MJ'S ESTATE IS THE WAY TO GO!!!!!

1445 days ago
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LarryP    

All this family does is deflecting the. First they use the kids to put doubts some songs. Now it's the kids once more defending the grandmother.

They all knew what they were doing, now they're finding excuses. Imagine if they released an actual hit: they would all twtter they had a hand in it.

And to those dysfunctional MJ fans: I'm tired of teeny bopper posts here written in caps. Keep doing it and I'll go Arial Bold Italic on your rear ends.

1445 days ago
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HumanNature    

BTW:TMZ wheres the New on Conrad Murray? Instead you giving news on Oprah and MJ'S New album by $ony and i dont give a damn abouteither

Posted at 7:27 AM on Nov 7, 2010 by Kayla

I HAVE TO AGREE!!!!

I WANT NEWS ON DR DEATH!!!!!

1445 days ago
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HumanNature    

LarryP

I WILL WRITE IN CAPS AS MUCH AS I LIKE!!!

AT LEAST, I CAN SPELL AND GOT YOUR ATTENTION!!!

SIMPLE!!!

1445 days ago
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MJ Fans    

TMZ you still fail to mention that it's not a new song but a remix of 1978 song Destiny.

1445 days ago
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HumanNature    

LONG LIVE THE KING OF "ALL" MUSIC, MICHAEL JOSEPH JACKSON

1445 days ago
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Kayla    

I agree with HumanNature. MJ is the gift that keeps on giving and MJ's familly, estate and $ony Suck it up like Leeches. PAHETIC!

1445 days ago
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Tara    

The song Sucked that's why they are saying she didn't know about it.

1445 days ago
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teka    

TMZ you still fail to mention that it's not a new song but a remix of 1978 song Destiny.

Please, we want honest journalism!

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