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Janet, Randy, and Jermaine Jackson boycott “Michael Forever” tribute

By Kim Palacios

hollywoodnews.com: Dozens of Michael Jackson’s family members (including his mother and children) attended this weekend’s “Michael Forever” tribute concert in Wales; though siblings Marlon, Tito, Jackie, and LaToya performed, Janet, Randy, and Jermaine were conspicuously absent.

The absent siblings reportedly opposed the timing of the concert, which coincides with the manslaughter trial of Dr. Conrad Murray. In recent days, bizarre recordings of Jackson saying unflattering things about his family while apparently high on prescribed medication has fueled speculation that the late Jackson’s relationship with his family was checkered. Marlon commented on his three siblings’ absence, saying “Each one of us grieves differently. We want to celebrate the positive side of his life, the positive things that he did.”

The concert’s star-studded lineup included Christina Aguilera, Ne-Yo, Cee Lo Green, Smokey Robinson, Gladys Night, and Beyonce (via video link), who played on a stage shaped like a white glove. Jackson’s three children briefly took the stage to thank the crowd for coming to honor their father. “We’re very happy to be here on this special night,” said 13-year-old Paris.

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About Kim Palacios

Kim Palacios is a San Francisco Bay Area transplant whose epicurean tendencies are matched only by her wanderlust. While not covering food, wine, and luxury travel for her column on Examiner.com, she guest writes for Travel Writers Exchange and a number of other varied-topic blogs. She is quadrilingual and holds an M.B.A. in Finance (neither of which she uses much these days). While not mourning the death of free markets and grumbling about the tax treatment of Californians, she enjoys film, and all things Twilight.

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One Comment

  • October 11, 2011 | Permalink |

    I Can’t stand that man, jermaine jackson.he has always been jealous of MJ.

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