Update: Joe Jackson & Al Sharpton held a press conference at 2:40 p.m. Katherine Jackson, Michael Jackson’s mother, has been granted temporary guardianship of Michael’s three kids.
In Panera Bread this morning, a 4-year-old boy was singing Beat It–and doing a moonwalk. This weekend at Mountain Creek Water Park in Vernon, NJ, teenagers were trying to belt out the song, but they didn’t know the words.
Imagine that? They did not know the words to Beat It. They didn’t even know the part, “So you wanna be bad?” I felt bad, for sure–like I was 2,000 years old.
I just read an article on NJ.com about Michael Jackson’s kids that got me thinking about what’s next for them. He had three: Prince Michael, 12; Paris, 11 and Prince Michael II, 7, also known as Blanket. Surely, he had chosen their legal guardians in case he died. (My husband and I still haven’t done that, and we need to.)
Will we ever see those kids’ faces? I hope we don’t. MJ wouldn’t want that.
See Janet Jackson speak at last night’s BET Awards–an impromptu Michael Jackson tribute–below.