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Jackson Brothers Broke Because of Michael?

jacksonsBy now, many of you have probably read that Janet, amazingly, is the only Jackson with any financial dexterity (and a job) these days. If not, we're here to serve: "Stiffed by their superstar brother Michael and plagued by decades of bad fiscal decisions, the once-mighty Jackson family is barely scraping by, with one brother stocking groceries, another repairing cars and others living at home with mom while hoping for sister Janet's next handout." 

Imagine being 50-years-old and still living with Mom and Dad. It gets worse once you find out who's doing what:

Marlon Jackson, 51, an original Jackson Five member who stocks shelves at a Vons supermarket in San Diego, had to temporarily move into an extended-stay hotel.

Randy, 46, does odd jobs, including fixing cars in a Los Angeles garage owned by a family friend. He recently claimed Michael was going to give him $1.7 million - "a pipe dream," said another brother last week.

Jackie, 56, the oldest and most debonair of the brothers, is struggling to manage his son Siggy's aspiring rap career after an Internet clothing business startup and attempts to produce music failed.

So where exactly did they go wrong? Michael is partly the blame according to the report. He signed the brothers to his MJJ label and refused to release any of their music. Now, Michael, don't let us find out you're hating like that. 

"Michael's mission was to make sure his family was broke, and he accomplished that through the industry, which mostly kowtowed to him," said Bob Jones, former longtime director of communications for Jackson and the author of "Michael Jackson: The Man Behind the Mask."

"We were always ordered by Michael to keep his family away from his offices and out of his business," he said. "He hated them. He wanted them broke. Michael even refused to allow Jermaine, who had come over to Europe to see one of Michael's concerts about a decade ago, to guest on 'I'll Be There.' Jermaine was devastated."

While paying [Marlon] Brando $1 million to appear [in concert] and giving five- and six-figure fees to artists such as Whitney Houston, Usher, Britney Spears and Destiny's Child to perform, Jacko had his brothers sign a contract that would pay them just $1,100 each.

Michael charged the brothers for hotel and travel, and the siblings were never paid their measly performance fees, according to the brothers.

The report in the NY Post has it that the Jacksons are approaching poverty. We're really not sure what the definition of "poverty" is in JacksonWorld Land, but if any of these allegations against Michael are true ("allegations against Michael"--it's like 2005 all over again) then karma's ugly hide will cast a dark shadow all over his next project. Can we have one year, just one, where these people are getting along and all on the same page?

 

Jacko Clan in a Deep Funk [NYP]


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7 Responses

  1. Sooooo where's Tito? They snubbed him in the group, now people are snubbing him in articles.

  2. I caught this on GlobalGrind.com, so I definitely had to check it out. I can't believe that the Jacksons are in such financial trouble. Would MJ really hate on his brothers like that? I hope not.

  3. So sad, I thought they were doing well.

  4. Damn thats very harsh from Michael. I cant believe someone in Michael's position will do that to family. However on the other hand, these are grown men. They really should learn a hustle and learn a very important rule of life: Only depend on yourself.

  5. This is likely an attempt to sell books... Don't be fooled!

  6. Okay I don't ordinarily respond to anything having to do with the Jacksons because you never know what is fact and/or fiction but really. These grown negroids blaming Michael for being broke is ridiculous. If they are broke its because of bad financial decisions that they made. They were all older than Michael when they were in the group and the fool that don't plan for the future is the fool without a future. Now, it is scandalous if Mike did his brothers as reported but these negroids been in the music business long enough to know that you gotta make sure your business is official. My question is where is Poppa Joe at and who got to go and get the switch now? LOL

  7. SO TIRED OF HEARING ABOUT THE JACKSONS...IT'S NOT MY MONEY AND COMMENTING WON'T GET ME ANY OF IT...THIS IS CLEARLY ANOTHER ATTEMPT FOR MIKE TO SELL RECORDS AND BOOKS..THEM GUYS ARE ALL OLD...SHOULD OF WENT INTO THE ACTING BUSINESS LIKE THESE RAPPERS....TISK TISK.
    WHO CARES



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