In a rare interview, Janet Jackson talked to Matt Rudd about becoming a mum at 50, growing up the youngest Jackson and how music is her therapy in an exclusive for The Sunday Times.
Latest update shared by Taj Jackson on his GoFundMe-page:
Preparing for June 25th
June 25th has always been a super hard day for me as I’m sure it is for you as well. Usually the week before, I stay home and just wait for the 25th to pass. But this year I decided to try something different and will be going to the seminar “In the Studio with MJ” inthestudiowithmj.com. I am super excited as not only will I hear great stories about my uncle Michael, but it also allows me to reconnect again with a bunch of people that were important and relevant in my uncle’s life. Most of these people I also plan on interviewing this summer for this project so it will be a perfect opportunity to catch up and talk to them in person before. If you are going, I will see you there and don’t be shy to say “Hi”.
Handling the hate
We are going to see an influx of Leaving Neverland posts and propaganda as June 25th approaches. I know there are straight up haters out there, but a lot of the public is really just miseducated about Michael Jackson and have been brainwashed by the mainstream media for years. Do your hardest not to name call, just try to politely inform them. Post the facts and do your best to engage in a respectful way. Try approaching it as if they were a misinformed friend. Now if they are just spewing hate, just move on and ignore them… they are probably just seeking attention and clicks. Help spread the word!
Taj Jackson started a GoFundMe-campaign in January of 2019 to make an explosive documentary series that will conclusively destroy decades of salacious myths which have been told and sold about Michael Jackson ad nauseam. In doing so, we will shine a light on the corruption within the media and entertainment industries which conceived and perpetuated them.
MJ fam - here we are in 2019, the 10-year anniversary of Michael's passing. We all knew this would be a difficult year for so many of us worldwide. Instead of being able to mourn and properly celebrate and honor Michael Jackson, we are, again, being forced to educate the media and the general public with the evidence-based truth about him.
The worst thing we can do is let this continued slander go unchallenged. Taj Jackson believes that when we as a group are united, we are unstoppable. So he is asking for your help. Join his journey to unmask the truth about Michael Jackson.
Taryll Jackson kicked off performing live as part of his solo career and journey. Taryll performed his songs at two events as a guest artist and performed his very first solo debut concert with a band at the Melkweg in Amsterdam on June 8th. Taryll's sons Bryce and Adren and his partner Breana came to The Netherlands to support the events. Father Tito Jackson surprised his middle son and walked into the meet and greet ahead of the concert. Poppa T showed up to support Taryll for a memorable evening and he played the guitar along with the band during the finale of the concert for the song "Paradise".Father Tito Jackson surprised his son Taryll Jackson and walked into the meet and greet ahead ofTaryll's solo debut concert at the Melkweg in Amsterdam on 8 June 2019. Poppa T showed up to support his middle son for a memorable evening and he played along with the band during the finale of the concert for the song "Paradise".
Donte Jackson launched his YouTube channel where he will be posting weekly to discusses topics for toy collectors, pokémon trainers, and lovers of cartoons and video games...!
Prince Jackson and his brother, Bigi, and their cousin Taj Jackson have launched a new venture! They took to Instagram on to announce that he and his younger brother, along with cousin Taj Jackson, created a YouTube channel and show where they would review movies. For many, this is the first time that people have heard and seen Bigi, who remains out of the spotlight compared to Prince and Paris Jackson. "We are very excited to announce that we are starting a movie review channel. Right now you can go see our first ever video on my YouTube channel (link in bio) we know that this is a very rough first video but we want to take you on the journey with us as we improve and develop the show." Prince, 22, wrote. "As usual all input is welcome here or in the YouTube comments. Expect more to come y’al." The first video reviews Avengers: Endgame also features special guest James Sutherland. For many, this is the first time that people have heard and seen Bigi, who remains out of the spotlight compared to Prince and Paris Jackson.
The eldest child of Michael Jackson is a college graduate! Prince Jackson, 22, whose real name is Michael Joseph Jackson Jr., graduated with cum laude honors from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles Saturday with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. "I met so many people and learned so much that the experience alone is worth it," he wrote alongside graduation pictures with his loved ones, including grandmother Katherine Jackson. "I wish I could thank everyone that helped me make it to the end but I can’t and unfortunately they’re not all pictured here." Prince added: "Honestly I can’t tell you if all of it was worth it yet but I am proud of my degree as I believe it is a testament to my dedication and discipline."
The graduate gave a special shout-out to his cousin T.J. Jackson, who served as his guardian with Katherine after his father died. "The biggest thanks goes to @tjjackson9 and his brothers (Taryll Jackson) and (Taj Jackson) who kept pushing me to graduate and finish up my degree when I wanted to quit," he wrote. Prince continued: "I’m thankful for LMUs education of a whole person and the implementation of Jesuit values because I believe they inspire graduates like me to continue to change the world for the better." Prince's proud cousin was at the commencement ceremony. T.J. wrote a touching message to the graduate alongside a picture of Prince decked out in his cap and gown.
"Prince, it’s been a long road but you did it," T.J. wrote Saturday. "Keep learning, keep growing and keep giving back! So so proud of you." La Toya Jackson and younger brother Prince Michael Jackson II, who is nicknamed Blanket, as well as grandmother Mrs Katherien Jackson were also by his side. Prince's younger sister Paris Jackson shared a picture of her brother on her Instagram Stories, simply writing, "I'm so proud."
The Jacksons support the tribute “An Evening Honoring Michael Jackson” hosted by Bo Saris & special guests so make sure to grab your tickets! Nederlandse Jackson fans, de Jacksons steunen de tribute “An Evening Honoring Michael Jackson” van Bo Saris & special guests, dus zorg dat je erbij bent op 25 juni in de Melkweg in Amsterdam! Tickets zijn te koop via Ticketmaster.
Afgelopen dinsdagochtend werd in alle vroegte het iconische beeld van popster Michael Jackson verwijderd bij het McDonald’s filiaal in Best. Hiermee stond Best in één klap op de wereldkaart. De actie van McDonald’s heeft geleid tot duizenden woedende reacties van Michael Jackson fans, niet alleen in Nederland maar over de hele wereld.
Het beeld stond er al 23 jaar. Opvallend is dat tijdens de rechtszaak van 2005 – waarin Michael Jackson werd beschuldigd van kindermisbruik maar op alle 14 punten volledig werd vrijgesproken! – het beeld gewoon is blijven staan. McDonald’s geeft aan dat de aanleiding om het beeld nu wel te verwijderen is dat ze vrezen dat door de film Leaving Neverland Michael Jackson ook onprettige gevoelens bij klanten op kan roepen. Deze film is echter ongelooflijk eenzijdig, alleen gebaseerd op verklaringen van twee mannen, en juridisch niet hard te maken. Het tijdstip van het verwijderen van het beeld is extra vreemd, omdat de afgelopen weken juist steeds meer onwaarheden en tegenstrijdigheden van Leaving Neverland aan het licht zijn gekomen. Dit heeft er zelfs toe geleid dat Dan Reed, de regisseur, afgelopen week heeft moeten toegeven dat er inderdaad fouten in zitten. Dus waarom juist nu het beeld verwijderen vragen de fans zich af?
De fans hadden liever gezien dat McDonald’s met hen in gesprek was gegaan om gezamenlijk een oplossing te zoeken om eventuele ongemakken bij klanten weg te nemen. Bijvoorbeeld door McDonald’s te faciliteren met de inmiddels gevonden feiten en (on)waarheden van Leaving Neverland, zodat deze bij de vestiging in Best verspreid konden worden. Helaas heeft McDonald’s er voor gekozen het beeld in alle stilte te verwijderen.
Het beeld werd jaarlijks bezocht door duizenden mensen die hiervoor speciaal naar Best kwamen, ook vanuit Duitsland, België en Frankrijk. Ook werd het beeld veelvuldig door buitenlandse toeristen bezocht. Bij het team van MJ INNOCENT NL* zijn van over de hele wereld vele verontwaardigde reacties binnengekomen, o.a. uit de Verenigde Staten, Groot Brittannië, Frankrijk en zelfs China!
Onderling spreken de fans al over een wereldwijde boycot van McDonald’s. Dankzij social media verspreidt dit bericht zich razendsnel. In Nederland zullen de fans – naast een boycot - hun verontwaardiging kracht bij zetten door op maandag 8 april tussen 10.00 uur en 11.00 uur een auto met billboard van Michael Jackson, waarop wordt verwezen naar de informatie website mjinnocent.com, langs het hoofdkantoor van McDonald’s in Amsterdam te laten rijden. Het mobiele billboard doet daarna op de route tevens Paradiso aan, die onlangs een tribute voorstelling rondom Michael Jackson annuleerde.
* Deze actie wordt georganiseerd door MJ Innocent team NL, een eigen initiatief dat niet handelt op naam van maar waar wordt verwezen naar mjinnocent.com. Het MJInnocent-project is een wereldwijd netwerk van mensen die ervan overtuigd zijn dat Michael Jackson onschuldig is. Zij richten zich op waarheidsvinding en baseren zich hierbij nadrukkelijk op feiten. Het publiek kan kennisnemen van deze feiten op de website www.mjinnocent.com, waarop de informatie in meerdere talen, inclusief Nederlands, wordt aangeboden.
On Monday 8 April, a billboard truck stopped at McDonald's Netherlands headquarters in Amsterdam (for an hour) as a way for Dutch Michael Jackson fans to show the outrage for the fastfood brand removing the Michael Jackson statue at its restaurant in Best last week. The truck also stopped at pop venue Paradiso (for half an hour) that cancelled a Michael Jackson tribute show.
Neverland Firsthand: Investigating the Michael Jackson Documentary is a mini-documentary by Liam McEwan which further explores allegations made in HBO’s Leaving Neverland, that the King of Pop sexually abused two young boys. Through interviews with those closest to the situation, including Taj and Brandi, the film sheds light on information that was excluded from Leaving Neverland and its original HBO’s broadcast. Sexual violence is never to be taken lightly. This film was not made to degrade victims or devalue their statements.