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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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Jermaine is fighting this yet he has a book coming out on September 16th. I guess this will cut into his book sales. Sorry Jermaine I love you, but you're being sleazy and grimy. I understand Randy though. He still misses MJ so much. But we must go on with our lives. The family didnt die, sadly Michael did. I love the Jackson family but on this I say Jermaine should just sit down and shut the hell up. Sorry MJ

1000 days ago


All I know is that Michael Jackson has the most beautiful soul of any person ever on this earth. The absolute coolest man this earth has ever known. No one can compare to him. Whatever his family do now or have done in the past has nothing to do with him really. I mean personally. Michael is his own man and always has been from a very young age. I feel anything most people do, as far as Michael Jackson is concerned, is for love for him and the love he had for other people. I don't really feel like money is involved in everything pertaining to Michael Jackson. There are good people out in the world. Believe it or not and they still have goodness in their hearts when it comes to Michael Jackson. His Message is "It's All For Love. L.O.V.E." Not All For Money M.O.N.E.Y.

1000 days ago

I Chinee    

These tributes shows and everything to do with the Jackson family are really getting old... so over it all. NEXT!!!

1000 days ago

I Chinee    

Maybe they can get Cephus and Reesie from in living color to perform. "Look up in the skyra baby! Ain't that a staruh? LMAO!

1000 days ago


If you are over it all you wouldn't be here making a comment on a Michael Jackson topic. HEE HEE!!!

1000 days ago


Oh yes, another way for the Jackson family to make money from MJ's popularity - a tribute show! The fact that MJ himself refused to have the rest of the Jackson family included in his come back tour(allegedly!) causing bad feeling from the brothers but he didn't want them using him for their benefit lol!!

The Jackson family have been living off of MJ's fame from the day he died, with coffee table books, photo's, new songs released, tribute shows and oh yeah, using his kids to get mounting p.r out there! The reality is MJ himself would be so angry at the way they are trying to cash in on his name, yet the fans think it's a great idea lol! - sell a show with your own name on it, oops, sorry can't, let's have an MJ tribute concert hm?!

1000 days ago


Sure, why not. All of them at a concert overseas while the murderer of their brother, and son MICHAEL is on trial for his murder... oh, and call it a "tribute".

Why ever for would they feel the slightest interest, or obligation, to be in attendance at the trial to see it through, right.


1000 days ago

Glenda in Texas    

Lots of ignorance on this article.

We miss you, Michael. L.O.V.E.

1000 days ago


Will the time ever come when these people will stop milking Michael (even in death) for money??

1000 days ago



jermaine does not agree? didn't he try to set up several tributes that never happened? like in 2010? vienna calling????

and randy is just being bitter. sorry guys, your street cred is GONE!

if they wanted to do anything for MJ, they should have kept the bloodsuckers and "advisors" away! what a shame of a family!

999 days ago


If you view this photo with these bunch of losers you can understand why MJ got insane and finally decided to leave this world before his time was up.
They desperately seek for money because their longtime backer MJ is dead.
They (really?) want to spent the money for charity? They themselves are a case for charity. So, please, La Toya, don't play the charity lady!

999 days ago


The Jackson's need to let Michael rest and stop doing what they claim everyone else is doing: Profiting off of his legacy and name...And Jermaine, Randy, Jackie, Marlon and Tito need to get Jobs!

999 days ago


It could be bad timing, because of the mayan calender proffosy next next year, Wales is said to break completely away from united kingdom and will be seen floating towards the Bermuda Triangle.

999 days ago


Uri Geller told me that

999 days ago


Susan62509 -

so the concert profits do NOT go to charity at all, it's the audience that is expected to pay individually to charities even to get a ticket?

What a scam! Thanks for telling us.

999 days ago
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