In Michael Jackson’s BET Awards tribute, his family thanked the fans for their love and support. It seems in his death, Michael Jackson has achieved the greatest comeback of his career.
Although the BET Awards in Los Angeles largely stood as a tribute to Michael Jackson, who died Thursday, not everyone was in high spirits. Joe, patriarch of the Jackson clan and the force behind Michael’s early career, told CNN that he had “a lot of concerns” over the final moments of his son’s life, especially the circumstances and people surrounding the incident. He also stressed that his and his family’s primary priority was the care of Michael’s three children.
“Our family thanks all of you around the world,” said a representative whom Jackson asked to read a statement, which was different from the statement the family issued on Saturday. “Michael’s children are our first priority.” The statement went on to express that Michael’s parents have declared their sole legal authority and responsibility to take care of the three kids, and that only lawyer L. Londell McMillan has the authority to speak for the family.
Joe Jackson expressed remorse over Jackson’s posthumous popularity. “I wish the world had recognized him when he was living,” he said. “Right now he’s bigger than ever, but I wish he was here to see all this.”
It’s reported that a tribute concert series is in the works to celebrate Michael’s memory. Thoughts and prayers go out to his children and family.