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Jackson Family Divided Over MJ Tribute Concert

7/25/2011 1:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jermaine and Randy Jackson are DEAD SET against the Michael Jackson tribute concert announced today by members of the Jackson family ... calling it "inappropriate" and "ill-timed."

Katherine, La Toya, Jackie, Tito and Marlon all attended a press conference today to announce the show in Cardiff, Wales on October 8. Katherine said it would be a "world-class event."

But Jermaine and Randy don't see it that way -- releasing their own statement against the concert, saying, "We find it impossible to support an event that is due to take place during the criminal trial surrounding Michael's death ... We feel it is inappropriate to be involved with such an ill-timed event."

As of now, tickets go on sale August 4. The family has not announced who will be performing at the show.


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A concert during the trial is an attempt to sway the jury.

1186 days ago


Wait a minute, they're selling tickets to a show that hasn't settled on who's performing?

1186 days ago


of course it's not bad timing....what better time for them to cash in on him one more time then when his name is back in the news

1186 days ago


Michael’s death and life are surrounded by so much controversy even two years later. Our celebrity-worship goes too far in creating our own ideas of icons such as MJ, as to leave a warped dynasty of myth and legend. Who was The King of Pop beneath the different faces? Check out my surreal portrait in commemoration of his passing and tell me about what you remember about him at

1186 days ago


Nothing about this money mooching leach family surprises me.

1186 days ago

Woody McBrreairty    

"What do you call Michael Jackson with no money?"

1186 days ago

Woody McBrreairty    

I heard Michael Jackson wrote a book called "The Ins & Outs of Child Rearing"

1186 days ago


Who wants to place a bet that by showtime, TMZ will release a story that the family has "united" in celebrating Michael's memory. It's all for the fans...........ohh-Kay.

1186 days ago


Jackson family still suckin' off MJ. How sad

1186 days ago


The Michael Forever Tribute Concert per their website:

Chose your ticket price and tell us how much during registration you will give to charities.
The more you pledge to charity, the more chance you have of getting a ticket. Tickets will range from 55 to 289 plus shipping. Registration will last from Aug. 4 to Aug. 7 (76 hours only).
If you are successful you will be invited to purchase a ticket within the time the band you selected. Your charity donation will be collected at the time of ticket purchase.

1. Next week (for 76 hours) tickets can be purchased. The is the window set up to determine whether Global Live Concert will go ahead with the concert or cancel it. The stadium holds 70K people.

2. By having ticket buyers pay their donation separately means (1) the Jackson’s do NOT have a charity 501c established to receive donations (2) All profits will go to Global and the Jacksons.

3. The Wales site said there are 3 charities: Los Angeles Aids Project, Princes Trust but failed to list the 3rd charity. What is the Princes Trust? I’ve never seen that listed under MJ’s charities. Who in the UK or world wants to donate to Los Angeles when people of Africa are starving plus they rather have there donations going to charities within their own country, IMO.

4. The concert will take place on a Saturday, 3 weeks after CM’s trial begins. The trial is expected to last 6 weeks.

1186 days ago


Who cares. He's still dead and they are still making a ton of money off of it.

Since when do the Jacksons worry about being 'inappropiate' money grubbing parasites.

1186 days ago


I don't think it's ill-timing. He's been dead for 2yrs now. I think they should do it a yearly thing nd send half of the profit to a charity that MJ has been sending money to nd the other half to his kids. Jermaine has been making money off MJ performing in a tribute like concert in honor of MJ. Now that most of the family wants to do that Jermaine nd Randy don't like it. What a hypocritics they are.

1186 days ago


I'll be glad when the mock verdict is read.

1186 days ago

What I Think    

Maybe at the end of the concert they can announce when that Hurricane Katrina relief song is to be released.

1186 days ago
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