MJ bros distance from mum over pop king’s tribute gig
Washington: Michael Jackson’s brothers Jermaine Jackson and Randy have decided not to voice their support to mother Katherine’s plans of organizing a tribute concert in the memory of the late pop star, claiming that it was not the proper time.
Katherine announced that ‘Michael Forever - The Tribute Concert’ would take place at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, on 8 October.
However, within hours of announcement, Jermaine and Randy distanced themselves from the gig saying that the family should be focussing more on the upcoming trial surrounding their brother’s death than planning a celebration in the UK.
“While we wholeheartedly support the spirit of a tribute that honors our brother, we find it impossible to support an event that is due to take place during the criminal trial surrounding Michael’s death,” Contactmusic quoted the brothers as saying in a joint statement.
“There will come a time and place for an amazing and deserving tribute to Michael.
“But we feel that the most important tribute we can give to our brother at this time is to seek justice in his name,” they added.