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Jackson Family

Between Rock & Hard Place

Over MJ Handprints

12/3/2011 12:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1202_michael_jackson_hand_print_launch_EXMichael Jackson's family is on the hunt for an incredibly valuable piece of rock -- containing the King of Pop's hand and footprints -- but the guy who currently owns it ain't giving it up without a fight.

MJ left the impressions back in 1984 for a Vegas hotel -- which had commissioned the piece for a "Walk of Fame"-type exhibit in front of the property.

The exhibit never materialized, and the concrete slab ended up gathering dust in the hotel basement -- until it was auctioned off years later ... and a guy named Andy Wilson picked it up for a pretty penny.

Now, the Jackson family has caught wind of the relic -- and they want to reclaim it, insisting the slab is the rightful property of the MJ estate. We're told they're even willing to pay Mr. Wilson $25,000 plus a cut of any merchandising profits they make off the item.

But Andy ain't budging -- telling TMZ, $25,000 just won't do ... and he's willing to wait as long as it takes to get a better deal.

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Ericka    

Why does the Jackson family think they are entitled to anything they want. The rock wasn't yours. It had nothing to do with you. You weren't around when MJ was alive and obviously needed family. But now that he's dead the family seems to be popping up everywhere trying to stake a claim on everything MJ.

1023 days ago
17.

Lisa    

If the marriage is annuled, he gets his ring back. It's as simple as that.

1023 days ago
18.

mary    

Why do the Jacksons think they have the rights to everything? I agree with the comments below..the whole family is s***.

1023 days ago
20.

mebrat24    

This family must be taking lessons from Kim K, they also is a disgusting money grubbing family.

1023 days ago
21.

Dustin    

Soon these as****s will sue everyone who has a signed shirt/poster/CD and want it back so they can resell that too. This crap is rediculous, worse than Courtney Love's bs

1023 days ago
22.

anon    

Seriously? How can this slab be "rightful property of the MJ estate"? If it was in an auction they could have bid on it themselves. Now that Michael is gone they want everything that he touched. No, not want...they seem to think they have a RIGHT to everything he touched. What a horrible family. I hope that there's someone that will teach his kids right from wrong, because their family is disgusting!

1023 days ago
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you people make me sick    

I would not sell it to these s***bags for a billion dollars. It was commissioned legally 27 yrs ago, you douches. No claim AT ALL. No wonder he wanted nothing to do with you jackasses. Bunch of vipers. Hope Janet has a airtight will, so these vultures have to get a job eventually.

1023 days ago
24.

jujubee    

i was thinking they wanted it as something to remember him by..until i read the part where they said they would give part of the profits to the guy who has it now...shame shame jacksons...

1023 days ago
25.

sla    

This family just seems to have no boundaries when it comes to greed. They have absolutely no "right" to this property. I'll be so glad when they all go back to the hole they came out of before MJ died. As for the kids, don't kid yourself into thinking they're not being "groomed" to be just like the rest of them. That pic of Prince with his uncles selling knockoff MJ jackets just made my stomach turn. Arnie, Mark, Miko, please come rescue your kids before it's too late to save them!

1023 days ago
26.

Toilethead    

Those pigs couldn't care less about wacko. They just want to make money off him.

1023 days ago
27.

Diana    

Wow...still can't believe he is gone...What a lost...so talented.

1023 days ago
28.

Sonja    

How is it 'their' property? It was commissioned and ownership belonged to the hotel, then to whoever bought it years later. This family doesn't have enough?

1023 days ago
29.

Northerner    

what a bunch of douchebags!
i bought the thriller album way back when, i wonder if these jackholes will want that back too?

do they think anything touched by michael belongs to them?

1023 days ago
30.

ferranti    

The greed of the Jackson Brothers is over the top, Michael didn't have anything to do with them or his father, for a reason. Good example for those kids, like the pic of them signing those jackets and poor Prince on the end, looking as greedy as his uncles.

1023 days ago
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