Janet Jackson Michael's Legacy 'Will Continue'

Janet Jackson has broken her silence amid new allegations against her brother, Michael Jackson, in "Leaving Neverland" -- and her message is simple ... his rep will be just fine.

Michael's younger sister spoke with The Sunday Times, and addressed what she thought would happen to the King of Pop's legacy going forward ... saying, "It will continue." Janet went on to say that she still sees Michael's influence in the world today ... a reassuring sign.

Janet says, "I love it when I see kids emulating him, when adults still listen to his music. It just lets you know the impact that my family has had on the world." She added, "I hope I'm not sounding arrogant in any way -- I'm just stating what it is. It's really all God's doing, and I'm just thankful for that."

In the interview, Janet did not speak on Wade Robson and James Safechuck's specific allegations head-on ... but it's pretty clear where she stands on the issue. According to Billboard, Janet has been playing Michael's tunes during her concerts without hesitation.

She's also defended him in the past, specifically when Jordy Chandler accused Michael of sexual abuse in '93. At the time, Janet called it a money grab.

Other members of Michael's family have gone to bat for him in the wake of "Leaving Neverland," calling Wade and James' claims full-blown lies. His estate is even taking HBO to court for airing the explosive documentary ... saying the network violated a decades-old contract they signed with him back in the day, in which it agreed not to disparage MJ.

Janet's latest comments come just days ahead of Michael's 10-year death anniversary. TMZ broke the story ... MJ died on June 25, 2009. He was 50 years old.

Michael Jackson's Son Prince I'm a College Grad!!!

Michael Jackson would have been proud because his oldest son is now a college grad.

Prince Jackson graduated Saturday from Loyola Marymount University in L.A., snagging a degree in business administration.

HAPPY GRADUATE

TJ Jackson, who has been a surrogate parent to Prince, Paris and Blanket since Michael's death in 2009, was on hand and said, "Prince, it's been a long road but you did it. Keep learning, keep growing and keep giving back! So so proud of you. I love you."

Prince rode his motorcycle to the ceremony at the Loyola campus.

Michael's kid attended the famous Buckley School before attending college. Buckley turned out tons of celebs, including Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian, Matthew Perry and Rashida Jones.

Unclear what Prince will do with his degree. He said back in 2016 he can't sing or dance so he's not pursuing a career in music ... at least behind the mic. He's expressed interest in producing and directing and has indicated he was inspired by music, which has obviously been a big part of his life.

Paris Jackson Rocks the House with BF ... At Hot L.A. Club

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Paris Jackson looked great and was in high spirits Saturday night, as she and her boyfriend performed a set at an L.A. club.

Paris and Gabriel Glenn did a set at The Mint ... a small club that has marquis value for singers. They performed Jimmy Buffett's "Margaritaville" and Bob Marley's "Redemption Song." They call themselves The Soundflowers ... the crowd loved it.

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Paris's biological mother, Debbie Rowe, sat front and center ... clearly enjoying her daughter's performance. Debbie has a long and interesting relationship with Paris. She gave custody to Michael Jackson soon after Paris was born and was shut out of Paris' life for many years. After Michael's death, they forged a strong bond, but the Jackson family wasn't happy and the two became estranged again.

A bunch of celebs were on hand, cheering Paris on, including Chris Brown, Brenda Song and Macaulay Culkin.

Paris has clearly rebound since the scare earlier this month, when EMT's rushed to her after after someone called 911 to report a suicide attempt. She was taken to the hospital but soon after released.

Paris has had a rough time since her dad passed away, but it seems like she's on the mend and doing a lot better.

Darlene Love Keep MJ in Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

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LET THE MUSIC PLAY
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Darlene Love, one of the greatest singers EVER, thinks anyone who wants to yank Michael Jackson out of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame should have their head examined, "because music is music."

We got Love outside the Barclays Center Friday night, where Stevie Nicks became the first woman to ever be twice inducted. Darlene couldn't be happier and says it's a sign the days of the "Boy's Club" are over.

She also fangirled out over Janet Jackson, who was also inducted at the ceremony. We're guessing Janet was more than happy to have a word or two with Darlene.

In case you didn't know ... Darlene herself was inducted back in 2011. Her story is amazing ... from icon to maid, only to rise again.

As for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ... the honchos at the org say MJ's not going nowhere, saying the allegations made in the "Leaving Neverland" doc by Wade Robson and James Safechuck will have no bearing on Jackson's status.

Jackson was inducted into the HOF as a member of The Jackson 5 in 1997 and again as a solo artist in 2001.

BTW ... Janet did not perform at Friday night's ceremony -- possibly because of the fallout over "Leaving Neverland."

The Jacksons Perform Songs Featuring Michael During Brazil Concert

The Jacksons put on a show Saturday night in Brazil ... this in the wake of "Leaving Neverland" and the move by some to mute Michael Jackson.

Tito, Marlon, Randy and Jackie hit the stage at the Espaco Das Americas in Sao Paulo to a packed audience. Jermaine wasn't there because he's ill.

The group sang some of the staples of The Jackson 5, including "I Want You Back," "ABC," "The Love You Save" and "Dancing Machine." The songs all featured Michael, who has become more controversial than ever after Wade Robson and James Safechuck told their stories on the HBO documentary.

Tito steadfastly said about the concert, "It will be a tribute to MJ. He is everything and will be represented on the stage."

The concert went down the same day Michael's daughter, Paris, slit her wrists, which law enforcement sources characterized as a suicide attempt. She has been released from the hospital. Family sources tell TMZ Paris was extremely upset over the documentary and the fallout.

The Jacksons will perform another concert on Tuesday, but Jermaine will not be there due to his undisclosed illness.

Paris Jackson Best Roadie GF ... For BF Gabriel Glenn

Paris Jackson can wear two hats at the same time for her boyfriend, Gabriel Glenn -- that of supportive girlfriend ... and, of course, the steadfast groupie roadie.

Michael Jackson's only daughter was spotted Tuesday night at The Viper Room in Hollywood for a gig Gabriel's band, Trash Dogs, was playing. She definitely wasn't just swooning in the audience though -- Paris was on her knees recording her beau onstage.

Her hard work didn't stop there. Paris was later seen handling some equipment for the band. Fun fact: Paris' first cousin, Austin Brown, is also in Trash Dogs ... so, even more reason for Paris to be on top of her s***. BTW ... Gabe's the singer and plays lead guitar.

Another fun fact ... Paris and Gabe play in another musical group together called The Soundflowers. They were seen jamming out together in L.A. earlier this summer for a cancer benefit performance, with Paris on the mic and Gabe strumming beside her.

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Grandma Katherine was there for that show, and since Gabe's been tight with Paris since at least then ... we're guessing he's met some of the Jackson family already.

Michael Jackson More Music Coming From King Of Pop?!? ... Sadly, No

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Michael Jackson fans could soon be moonwalking to a whole lotta new songs -- at least that's the hope -- 'cause the late singer's estate is renewing it's logo for tons of merch, and the hope among fans is that it could be the prequel to a possible release of new tunes!!!

According to docs obtained by TMZ ... Michael's merch firm, Triumph International, recently filed renewal paperwork for its logo -- an interlocking MJ with a crown on top -- so they can continue to splash it over phone accessories, merch, CD cases and ... music recordings!

It's got us thinking ... is the King Of Pop's estate preparing to open MJ's music vault? Because that would be so, so awesome! Sadly, our sources say no new music is being released because the vault is empty.

Still, the merch lives on.

Paris Jackson Kills It Onstage ... And Grandma Loved It!!!

Paris Jackson proves there's something heredity about singing, because she was awesome as grandma Katherine looked on.

Paris was performing at the Canyon Sessions Cancer Fundraiser in L.A., and gotta say, she sounds a little like Joni Mitchell ... and that's high praise.

What's especially interesting ... Katherine has been mostly MIA from the public for several years now, and a while back we reported she was living with one of her children and she had not seen her grandchildren in ages.

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Paris posted this, "I can't believe my grandma made it to our second live show, and she actually liked it!?!!! I love you so much grandma."

It looks like they've reestablished ties. As you know, Katherine raised Paris and her brothers after Michael Jackson's death. Paris had it rough after her dad died, but she's rebounded spectacularly.

BTW ... the event raked in more than $20,000 for cancer research.

Paris Jackson Isaac Kappy Fears Intensify ... Leaves Home, Hires Armed Guards

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Paris Jackson is taking extreme measures to protect herself from Isaac Kappy, the actor who allegedly choked her, including amping up her security and moving out of her home ... TMZ has learned.

Sources familiar with the case tell us Paris has continued getting text messages from Kappy, and they're rambling and downright scary. We're told the tone of the texts is similar to the letters Kappy sent to Seth Green -- loving and caring, but also sounding like he's coming unhinged.

We're told Paris initially responded to Kappy's texts because she feared he was suicidal and wanted to be supportive.

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TMZ broke the story ... Kappy was good friends with Paris and Seth up until last month when he allegedly choked Paris during a game night party. He also posted videos accusing Seth and his wife of being pedophiles, and intimated he was prepared for a shootout with police.

Our sources say Paris isn't taking any chances. We're told she's relocating, and now has armed security with her at all times. She's also blocked his number.

As we told you, LAPD's Threat Management unit is investigating.

Janet Jackson Spotlights Racism and Terrorism ... At Panorama Music Festival

DEEP MESSAGE

Janet Jackson changed up her act Saturday night at the Panorama Music Festival in Randall's Island, New York, by starting her set with a song that not many people know but has a deep message.

Janet hit the stage with "The Skin Game (Part 1)," the b side of a 30-year-old record. Before she started singing, the audience heard audio of reporters doing stories about white supremacists and terrorism. Then the names of black men killed by police -- unarmed black men -- appeared on the big screens next to the stage.

Janet did not disappoint ... singing a number of her hits from her catalog. There was definitely a message beyond just singing hits.

There was no doubt from anyone in the audience ... Janet stole the show.

She's had a tough year ... with a nasty divorce and the passing of her father, Joe.

Janet Jackson Shoots New Music Video in Silence

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Janet Jackson sure knows how to build hype over her forthcoming studio album -- her first in 3 years -- and did just that by assembling a stealth rhythm nation in New York.

The "Unbreakable" singer was shooting a music video in Brooklyn Monday with a quartet of dancers draped in denim behind her ... as she herself donned quite a colorful getup made of a green headscarf, a long pink skirt and a yellow belt with jeans on.

BTW, there was no music being played here as Janet and co. boogied. Unclear if she was simply getting some choreography down, or if this was the real deal. Seeing how there's a camera guy doing his thing ... probably the latter.

Janet confirmed this past May that she was working on a new record, but was still in the early stages of writing and gathering concepts. It's July now, so it seems she's had some fully fleshed out ideas since then ... hence, this.

We know we're excited, even without some much-wanted playback.

Marlon Jackson Haters Gonna Hate ... I've Got Good Memories Of My Dad

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Marlon Jackson isn't paying attention to the negative things people have to say about his late father, Joe, because it's not how he remembers him.

We got Marlon Tuesday at LAX, a day after the Jackson clan gathered together and laid Joe to rest in a private funeral at Forest Lawn Memorial Park ... the same place where Marlon's brother, Michael, is entombed.

Marlon says the family is doing as well as can be expected. As for criticism that Joe was too harsh on his kids ... Marlon doesn't want to hear it. He wants to hold on to the good memories, of which he says there are many.

Joe died last week after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 89.

Paris Jackson 'See You in My Dreams, Grandpa' Shares Final Moments with Joe Jackson

Paris Jackson was holding Joe Jackson's hand and reminiscing with him about Michael Jackson during her grandfather's final moments.

MJ's daughter posted an emotional tribute to Grandpa Joe, saying "I will cherish every moment with you til the day I die ... being able to hold your hand, lay with you and cuddle you, give you kisses all over your cheeks and forehead, meant more to me than you'll ever know."

She added, "Sharing stories my dad used to tell me about you, telling a joke and hearing you laugh for the last time. My heart is fulling knowing we left each other in that way."

Paris also said there was a steady stream of Joe's children, grandchildren and great grandchildren coming to pay their respects in his final days.

What's interesting about it -- especially the part about Michael's stories about Joe -- is MJ had cut his father out of his will. Michael's 2002 will left a life estate for Katherine Jackson, but nothing for Joe or any of his siblings.

As we reported, Joe made peace with the administrators of Michael's estate, and they'd provided for him in recent years.

It's clear Joe was also at peace with many of his family members ... especially Paris, who closed her message to him with ... "I'll see you in my dreams very very soon."

Joe Jackson Dead at 89

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10:30 AM PT -- Family sources tell TMZ, Joe died at a hospice in Las Vegas. The hospice is connected to a hospital where Joe was admitted. We're told he was moved to the hospice a day and a half ago.

Joe Jackson -- the patriarch of the Jackson family -- has died ... TMZ has learned.

Family sources tell TMZ, Joe passed away at 3:30 AM Wednesday.

We broke the story ... Joe was hospitalized in June with terminal cancer. His family had been flocking to his bedside since. His wife, Katherine, had been at his bedside as were some of Joe's children and grandchildren.

Joe had been battling health problems for some time now. He was hospitalized back in 2016 after coming down with a high fever. But, he bounced back not long after and was seen partying in Vegas. His health was also fragile after a stroke and 3 heart attacks back in 2015. Doctors implanted a pacemaker.

Joe may have been the most successful parent managing his children in the history of music. He, with a little help from Diana Ross, engineered the careers of The Jackson 5, and then Michael and Janet Jackson as solo artists.

The elder Jackson took a lot of heat from Michael and his siblings for abusing parenting and management practices, including physical brutality. Joe copped to it but, far from apologizing ... he said his methods made his kids successful and kept them out of jail.

Michael's dad stood by him during his molestation trial. After Michael's death, Joe was criticized for trying to make money off his son's memory.

A rep for Michael's estate tells us, "We are deeply saddened by Mr. Jackson’s passing and extend our heartfelt condolences to Mrs. Katherine Jackson and the family. Joe was a strong man who acknowledged his own imperfections and heroically delivered his sons and daughters from the steel mills of Gary, Indiana to worldwide pop superstardom."

Joe had 10 kids with Katherine, his wife of more than 60 years. The 2 did not live together and had a strained relationship for the last years of his life, but they frequently interacted.

Joe was 89.

Tito Jackson Proud of Paris for Protecting MJ ... Leave the Stars Alone!!!

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FAMILY DUTY
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Tito Jackson's sad someone tried to disrespect his little brother ... but he's happy Paris Jackson stepped up to make things right.

We got MJ's older bro at LAX Thursday and asked about someone tagging a Michael Jackson star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this week before his niece showed up to scrub it clean. Tito tells us he's proud of her, because it shows she takes pride in her father's legacy ... just like him.

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Tito's not sure if the graffiti was a personal attack on Michael this time around or just a random act of vandalism, but the funny thing is ... the perp who tagged the star really failed if their intention was to hate on the King of Pop.

Turns out ... the star that got tagged was actually Michael Jackson, the 84-year-old British radio personality.

Regardless, Paris still took care of the cleanup ... and Tito's got some words for anyone thinking about vandalizing celeb stars in the future.

Janet Jackson Happy 52nd Bday!!! 'Memba Your Debut?

Janet Jackson's celebrated her 52nd birthday Wednesday, and she's getting a huge honor this weekend ... so, it's the perfect time to remember where it all started.

Janet was just 8 years old when she marched onto a stage with Carol Burnett and her big brother, Randy Jackson. The Jackson 5 were the scheduled guests, but Janet stole the show with this rendition of Sonny and Cher's "The Beat Goes On."

She's come a long way since this January 25, 1975 appearance -- her first with the fam -- and this weekend she's getting the Billboard Icon Award. Best moment, besides the singing and dancing, is when Carol asks her name.

All together now ... it's JANET! Miss Jackson, if you're nasty.

h/t Questlove for reminding us about this clip.