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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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Daphne     

Scattering jobs among too many workers,and workers of questionable quality makes it more difficult to supervise and control.

Posted at 11:05 AM on Nov 7, 2010 by CloBird

Totally agree.

1385 days ago
47.

Linda    

Howard M And all the rest are taking advantage of Katherine. She isnt making sound choices right now because of grief and theses idiots no it.

1385 days ago
48.

sofi    

So,it's Mann's fault according to the j clan.Who encouraged him in the first place?Wasn't it katherine who got into business with him when she wrote her book about Michael in the summer?

1385 days ago
49.

vera    

i really truly some of his voice is out there seriusly we will have to see i cant really say if it is i will always be a part of him ou and his music im a big fan i love you mj r est in peace i love you always i my heart i never got a chance to see him in concert ill will ou be 50 this year and i will be performing his songs. ill be posiyou ng it soon i love

1385 days ago
50.

Roseilicious     

So,it's Mann's fault according to the j clan.Who encouraged him in the first place?Wasn't it katherine who got into business with him when she wrote her book about Michael in the summer?

Posted at 12:25 PM on Nov 7, 2010 by sofi

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There ya go, Sofi... :o)


Some are even drumming up conclusions, that others are supporting the delusion that Mann coerced her into it... blackmailed her into it, even.

You know: The poor, pure, saintly, clueless grandma KJ.

*That* clone. ;o)

1385 days ago
51.

mymjj5    

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.
Posted at 11:05 AM on Nov 7, 2010 by CloBird
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I would not turn a damn thing over the Branca/Mcclain. Heck Branca was fired by MJ years ago for embezzling money from him. Branca is back on board and in full control. MJ is not here to explain how or why he re-hired a known thief. I'm shocked Branca and Mcclain haven't taken Mrs. Jackson to court to obtain the recordings and claim that all recorded work of MJ's is property of the estate. who knows maybe they will before all is said and done.

1385 days ago
52.

mymjj5    

This could be an opportunity for the Michael Jackson Estate to finally get Katherine on board
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I believe when I see it. Otherwise those greedy blood sucking executors have no intension of allowing outsiders (LHM) to have any part of the estate. Even if it were true Mrs. Jackson would still need her own legal representation (entertainment attorney) to speak on her behalf.
Branca/McClain/Sony/AEG plotted and killed Mrs. Jackson's son. They don't give a damn about her, MJ's kids or any of the Jacksons. The estate benefits Sony/Branca and CO. and them alone. all of them are just a bunch of liars and thieves who swindled and planned MJ's demise and murder every since the merger with Sony was finalized over 15 years ago.....!!!!!!!!

1385 days ago
53.

wifey    

As much as I respect Katherine Jackson's dedication to stepping up to raise Michael's children, I can't help but to feel she is being straight jacked by these sleaze balls surrounding her now. This is exactly what Michael had to deal with damn near since he was like what 5?! I know that yellow bellied varmint Joe Jackson is behind a lot her her new business dealings. If Katherine was thinking she would realize that financially SHE is straight just because of what Michael accomplished in his lifetime but now all of a sudden she is doing all of this Donald Trump Art of the Deal big boardroom stuff? I just don't see it. She is probably being pressured and coerced by all of these greedy snakes slithering around her. Let's remember she is an 80 something mother, grandmother and great grandmother who was a traditional let's not forget very religious homemaker first and now she is doing all of this? If Michael left a third of his estate to Joe do we think these vultures would even be talking to Katherine about business? She is doing what that slimy should have divorced his a** a long time ago so called husband is telling her to do. I pray for her because these vultures are gonna pick her bones clean just like they did to MJ. They are never gonna let this woman rest.

1385 days ago
54.

HumanNature    

PAPA JOE FINGERPRINTS IS ALL OVER THIS MESS!!!

1385 days ago
55.

babsie    

Tell me are there any other celebrities in this world besides Michael Jack, Lynsay Lohan and Lil' Wayne. I'm so sick and tired of all the articles...can't one do? Sucks big time

1385 days ago
56.

JLS    

Howard Mann took advantage of Katherine's intense grief and longing to protect MJ's legacy. That much is clear. She needs to bail out of any remaining projects that involve him. I stand 100% behind the fan club that is putting him on notice for his actions. We won't stand by and watch his mother, his children or his extended family used. MJ's legacy is one to be cherished and protected at all cost.

1385 days ago
57.

rachel    

yeah I said it too: remake. http://625am.blogspot.com/ Harvey, say something. You're a fan of Michael's music, you say, but you know you'd heard that "noise" before. my initial thoughts on "breaking news." it's either a demo or a fraud, I'll support my reasons on my blog. http://625am.blogspot.com/

1385 days ago
58.

rachel    

oh and everyone should get over this katherine debate. that woman has been through hell. she lived through polio for a gimp limp, to birth how many children into poverty, then follow her adulterous husband to Hollywood, all so she can out live her most talented son and beloved son, all so she can raise his surviving children at 70-what? Leave her alone. She wrote a book about her son and got involved with shady people. That's Michael's life: shady people by the masses. This isn't "breaking news," this is the sad story of Michael Jackson's existence: tragedy affixed to greatness.

1385 days ago
59.

AuntieG    

Listening to this song was like someone scratching on a blackboard . Why would they want to give this to anyone

1385 days ago
60.

Josephine     

Now I understand why MJ did not release this song. This stage, is not where he would want to have the song out. What I heared is not of his production standards unfortunately

1385 days ago
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