With a dad like Joe Jackson, it’s no wonder Michael Jackson turned out to be a crazy drug addict with a melted face. The stage dad from hell recently appeared on News One in an exclusive interview and confirmed that Omer Bhatti, the mystery man who sat with the Jackson family at the televised memorial, is indeed Michael’s son. But as with all things Joe Jackson, it’s hard to know if he’s telling the truth or out of his mind.
Interviewer: There are so many things, so many stories coming out now. The one that just came out a couple of weeks ago is that Michael may have had another child — I think Omar [sic] is his name? Everyone is like, “Oh, he was sitting right there next to Rebbie [at the memorial],” so everyone is trying to connect some dots. Do you know if that is Michael’s other son?
Joe Jackson: Yes, I knew he had another son. Yes, I did.
Interviewer: And he, uh, he looks like a Jackson.
Joe Jackson: Oh, yes. He looks like a Jackson, he acts like a Jackson, he can dance like a Jackson. This boy’s a fantastic dancer. Matter of fact, he teaches dance.
Interviewer: So maybe he’s the future of the family.
Joe Jackson: I don’t know. I can’t say that yet, until I see it happen (Laughs)
I will agree that Omer does bear more than a passing resemblance to Michael, but to confirm paternity based on the notion that he “acts like a Jackson” and “dances like a Jackson” is absolutely ridiculous. But then, pretty much everything that comes out of Joe Jackson’s mouth is ridiculous. It’s pretty obvious that he is hoping this kid is a Jackson because he could be the new family cash cow, along with Paris, Prince and Blanket. But to hear him ramble on, it’s difficult to know if he’s just spewing a bunch of crap so he can keep being on TV, or if he is a senile old man who has no idea what he’s saying anymore.
Joe Jackson is pictured at the BET Awards on June 28, 2009. This is the infamous red carpet appearance where he shamelessly promoted his new record label. No doubt he hopes to get “Acts like a Jackson” Omer Bhatti to sign on. Photos: Fame Pictures.