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Gladys Knight

Paris Jackson Deserves

Her Teeth KNOCKED OUT

7/27/2012 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Soul legend and famed Jackson family friend Gladys Knight thinks Paris Jackson is a snot-nosed little brat for bashing Janet -- in fact, Gladys says Paris deserves to get her TEETH knocked out for mouthing off to her elders.

Gladys appeared on "The Talk" Thursday ... saying, "Paris is 14? How old is Janet? Who's the one to try to direct the other one here? I would think it's a good thing [Janet] lets Paris know who she is."

Gladys added, "If [Paris] called me that, she would have no teeth ... That's how we were brought up. You respect your elders."

As we reported, Paris and Janet faced off in an explosive argument at the Jackson compound this week. Sources tell us Janet called Paris a "spoiled little bitch" ... and Paris shot back, "This is our house. Not the Jackson family house. Get the f**k out!"

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trose44    

R U kidding me you earn respect Gladys you do not just get it handed to you because you are an adult and the Jackson family, Miss Jackson included are a bunch of crazy, money hungry *******s.

762 days ago
647.

TJ    

who's the adult?, Janet or Paris? Paris only reacted appropriately as a teenager would, after being called a bitch. Janet's lucky she still has her teeth in check.

762 days ago
648.

Ashley    

Gladys Knight how about this, you can't put your hands on a 14 year old unless you are their parent. SO I would love to see you knock her teeth out because your A** will be going to jail right after.

762 days ago
649.

Shadowhawk    

THOSE THAT ARE RESPECTED, HAVE EARNED THAT RESPECT, AND AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED, JANET AND THE REST OF HER SIBS AREN'T WORTHY OF RESPECT. THEY ONLY CARE ABOUT WHAT THEY CAN STILL MOOCH OFF OF MICHAELS ESTATE AND OF HIS CHILDREN. HE SUPPORTED THEM WHILE LIVING, GUESS EVEN IN DEATH THEY "EXPECT" THE SAME.!!! PATHETIC IS WHAT THEY ARE!

762 days ago
650.

tricia    

Classy, Gladys. It's okay for an AUNT to call her teenage niece a bitch but not okay for the child to respond in kind? I'd LOVE to hear your sorry explanation for that lame defense.

762 days ago
651.

tricia    

"That's how we were brought up"....knock the teeth out of kids. Wow, that's really an accomplishment to brag about.

762 days ago
652.

Alicia smith-Roberts    

This is 2012,you cannot just go around beating kids! Gladys will have them all in JAIL!

762 days ago
653.

Angela    

You should all respect your elders, that is what is wrong in this country....no respect.

762 days ago
654.

DCR1    

Well Ms night, you should think before you speak., if respecting your elders is the point you want to make should'nt then those five have respected their mother Kathryn? crashing the gates of her home, fighting her for custody to get to thier deceased brother's will, drugging her, fighting and attempting kidnapping at her home, and kidnapping her(Reba), and all else they've been doing for the sake of a dollar is as close, no let me rephrase that, is over the top disrespect at best, it is because of greed that janet got what she got, and nothing less, and you want her to exact more violance on her neice? Here's what i do know, respect flows both ways, simply because you have spoken does not make it law nor correct, I hope those five roast and on both sides, and instead of reading the last part of the story and basing your opinion on that, you need to go back to the beginning where Rebe takes her on a planned trip (By the greedy five), and then they declare her missing to make it appear she is incompetent and senile, then take a picture with her smiling to really drone it home, while not allowing the granchildren to know her where abouts, had Paris not had spunk, thier greedy deeds would have flourished, been accomplished, and they would have sold what they could exspecially those beatles songs worth a billion, that will was exact, its those kids money, Michael left what he left to whom he wanted.

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655.

Hawaiian cutie    

All this could come to a halt if the Jackson kids went to Diana Ross. Michael made that pretty clear if his mother was not able to care for them then his wishes should be honored. Gladys need to keep her butt out of the family drama, what the he## does she know?

761 days ago
656.

Dalanije    

Gladys Knight's comments were extremely inappropriate directed towards a 14 year old girl. The world doesn't revolve around how Gladys was raised in the South. Sounds like she was raised in an abusive situation. MJ's kids could have been spared if grandma, whom is their guardian- called them to let them know where she was. Can't blame the anxiety the kids felt or how they reacted considering what they've been through.

761 days ago
657.

phia    

Shame on you Gladys! i believed you were an artist with class.

761 days ago
658.

Kelly    

SHAME, SHAME on you Gladys!!! I am so disappointed in your words. And also disappointed that all those ladies on your show just sat there and supported your old-fashioned, unrealistic views--the same blind views that supported racism and slavery. Children DO have a right to be heard, and especially vulnerable children who have been raised in a very dysfunctional family, and who are now being taken advantage of by a very dysfunctional family, and need the one person they count on (Katharine) to be available and to be assured of her safety. Why is it disrespectful for Paris to want to know that her grandmother is ok? Bizarre cir***stances to say the least, and a cry for help on Twitter is not disrespectful. Shame on you Gladys for using your influence to advocate the abuse and isolation of a 14 year old girl who has very few reliable adults to protect and help her.

760 days ago
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ac010505    

The funny thing about CHILDREN, they're not mature enough to recognize when THEY are the ones hurting the very thing they're trying to protect...Paris needs to get off twitter for sure. With EVERY word she says against her family, she's disrespecting and hurting her Grandmother, because those are HER GRANDMOTHER'S children, she's disrespecting her Father, because that's HER FATHER'S siblings, and she isn't old enough to know THEIR relationship, and she's disrespecting herself, because these are private matters, and her Grandmother is a private person.

760 days ago
660.

serena    

Joe Jackson sold those boys like slaves. NOT children. And in history... many slave owners BEAT AND ABUSED!!! If Janet slapped me and called me a spoiled biotch... and tried to take my phone... I'd retaliate & defend myself too. After all... THEY TRESPASSED AND ASSAULTED PARIS JACKSON!!! I would press charges, and have them arrested & have restraining orders issued.

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