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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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31.

dd    

#8 Dustin you're not as clever as OhWell so give it a break. I'm sure Michael is saying a prayer for your hateful soul right now...You are not OhWell so stop being a copy cat it just makes you look like the biggest loser.

1343 days ago
32.

Roby    

So obviously a bad remix of Destiny. They really thought that MJ fans wouldn't notice??? or his borthers who sang it with him?

1343 days ago
33.

mj fan forever    

I do NOT believe to what Katherine or family says! They are interested in money. Katherine used Michael's children in more than occasion and now putting them on Oprah-bitch-show!! I just don't think Katherine would want to be on the same board of the Estate because she tries to hamper the release of the new album trying to put doubts on its veridicity!! Katherine is like Joe if not worse. Michael trusted of her and she betrayed him in every way for money!!!

1343 days ago
34.

HumanNature    

WHEN YOU LAY DOWN WITH DOGS, YOU END UP WITH FLEAS!!!

MJ'S FAMILY IS SABOTAGING HIS MUSICAL LEGACY!!!

YOU DON'T CARE ABOUT MJ'S LEGACY!!!!

MJ FANS KNOW HIS MUSIC AND WILL CALL YOU OUT ON IT!!!

MRS. JACKSON AND PAPA JOE, YOU SHOULD BE A SHAME!!!!

1343 days ago
35.

really?    

People may dislike Sony but they don't release false statements about Katherine like Howard Mann did.

Where is this actual vault (at Howard Mann's house??), and if Sony bought rights to release the unheard songs, can't they sue Howard Mann for putting any of the material on the internet for free? Didn't Sony pay $250M for distribution rights for any of the material?

TMZ should have verified with Katherine before posting the "song".

1343 days ago
36.

dd    

Michael knew his mother for 50 some years..HE TRUSTED HER SO GET OVER IT!

1343 days ago
37.

HumanNature    

MRS. JACKSON IS SURELY NOT PRESERVING HER SON'S MUSICAL LEGACY!!!

ESPECIALLY, WHEN SHE TEAMED UP WITH THE LIKES OF HOWARD MANN!!!

1343 days ago
38.

T    

Maybe now the world will understand why MJ did NOT want the Jacksons managing his estate - or anywhere near it for that matter.

1343 days ago
39.

get it right    

TMZ:

"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."

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Same Taj that tweeted when talk of PPB on O show news hit the scene, that he talked to grandma, and she said "NOooo, we're not letting O interview PPB." (AFTER they had taped it, and waiting on scheduling to air) He said there, like now, "We'll get to the bottom of this."

Same Jackson that went squeal whining to gramma K that the MJ/Cascio tracks shoulda been HIM with MJ tracks "Waaaaaa... not faaiiirrr!" when THAT news of the release hit the air waves. Right behind that: TAJ saying that P&P claimed MJ's voice was phoney on those tracks.


Yeah but, "Saint KJ" = NO clue about none of that either - Didn't hear and doesn't know a damn thing about anything from JJ beating the living **** out of MJ (the most)screaming getting whipped with electrical cords, and throwing him into walls while she was standing there, to had no clue the interview with O would include PPB, to no clue about this here "authorization" deal with her business partner.


Nuff clues... Nuff said.

1343 days ago
40.

liennguyen    

Hey poster #8, you're just so jealous of Michael Jackson. Let me tell you this, whatever comes from the "heart" will last and just look that the world loves Michael because millions of people knows the true Michael that's why we love him forever! God bless you Michael and your loved ones.

1343 days ago
41.

Cookie    

This is so not an MJ composition - it's boring.

1343 days ago
42.

get it right    

No. MJ did not trust his mother. Was he going to publicly blare out that he woke up to her true nature.. after saying he thought she was "a saint" so many times in interviews, before he finally allowed himself to get real about her? No, I don't *think* so.

Safe bet whether this will they claim is the official last will of MJ's, or it isn't, that ANY will he had written up said the same thing about whom he would NOT allow in control of his Estate should he pass before his children were of age: NO JACKSONS, PERIOD.

1343 days ago
43.

Daphne     

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

She should have been on board from Day 1. No offence, KJ should really be careful who she associated herself with. I already ordered the album, Michael. Looking forward to Xmas with all things Michael.

1343 days ago
45.

CloBird    

It is time Katherine turned over the Vault works to more credible people,like the Estate Lawyers,Branca and McClain.It is Katherine,Branca and McClain who should be working on anything posthumous.Scattering jobs among too many workers,and workers of questionable quality makes it more difficult to supervise and control.

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