Omer Bhatti: Joe Jackson says he's Michael's son

The rumor that 25-year-old Norwegian rapper Omer Bhatti is in fact Michael Jackson’s secret son has just gained a high-profile booster: Michael’s own father, Joe Jackson. “Yes, I knew [Michael] had another son,” Joe Jackson said when a NewsOne interviewer asked him about Bhatti. “Yes I did…He looks like a Jackson, he acts like a Jackson, he can dance like a Jackson.”

Watch the clip below, then let us know: Do you believe Joe Jackson? Is he a credible source on this? Do you think Omer Bhatti is Michael Jackson’s son?

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  • Q

    Just when you think Joe Jackson MUST be done exploiting his child… Shameless. Disgusting. RIP Michael.

  • Adriana

    Joe Jackson is NOT a reliable source, he will do anything to gain money. And since MJ didn’t leave him any, he will make money on MJ death by saying anything tabloids are paying for !!!!

    • theJuanStar

      Not sure how this would play into it but another heir would actually take money away from the rest of the estate. He also wasn’t paid for this interview.

    • Donna

      I totally agree with you.

    • Diggity

      He may not be getting paid for the interview, but he’s getting free publicity for it. I agree, NOT a reliable source.

  • harry

    What a jerk!!!

  • Charlotte

    Joe Jackson is having a great time playing the media for fools. He days whatever he wants to get a rise out of the media. I have said before he’s crazy like a fox.

    It’s interesting that I watched CNN and another station where lwayers were present and both said that the way he said didn’t really say that Omer was Michael’s son. As one lawyer said Joe knows how to be evasive. I think Joe is having the last laugh by having the media chase their tails.

    • Spring

      Yeah, Joe Jackson is just taking advantage of the media spotlight right now; this boy IS NOT MICHAEL JACKSON’S SON’ he is an artist on Joe Jackson upcoming music label; I’m sorry he looks nothing like Michael and everyone knows it; just look at him; what an insult to all the Jacksons!!

  • theJuanStar

    We often forget what Michael looked. Here is a great pre-surgery comparison between Omer and Michael.

    • stella

      yes, but compare omer to the jackson cousins, and it’s a different story. i’m not saying he is or isn’t, but he looks like he would fall right in line with tito’s kids.

  • al

    I’ve looked at some pictures of Omer and I know that’s Michael’s son. He looks just like he did in his 20’s.

    • theJuanStar

      And not only that. At the memorial, Omer was dressed exactly as the other Jackson men in a black suit and yellow tie. Why would the family include him the Jackson uniform? It wasn’t a coincidence.

      • Sally in Chicago

        Okeedokee — when is Bhatti going to take the DNA test? (how about never?)

      • joseph

        yeah i agree

    • aunesty

      he sure does look like him when he was in his twenties.

    • Canon

      Omer Bhatti is NOT MJ’s son. This 25 year old man who could possibly be an heir to a BILLION dollar fortune is not lawyered up? Why? The kid is not his son. MJ’s will names his 3 three, and clearly states that he has no other children living or decease. Common sense, I would get a lawyer, insist on a DNA test and spilt the 40% with the other 3 kids, but that will never happen. Why? His mother knows she did not have sex in 1984 with MJ. I don’t care who, or what he looks like. The kid is not his son.

  • Chris

    whether this kid is michael’s or not, we may nver know just like a lot of things we may never get the truth on now… RIP Michael… but can we please stop giving press coverage to the least stable members of this family tree?

    • wonda

      Why speculate! The only real thruth is DNA TEST RESULT!!

  • gigi

    *eyeroll* You got to be kidding me! And Joe Jackson is the source? Really? Geez! C’mon EW…you’re losing credibility with me!!

  • GRANPAPPY

    I DO NOT THINK JOE IS TOO RELIABLE…BUT OMER BHATTI LOOKS MORE LIKE MICHAEL THAN ANY OF THE OTHER SUPPOSED CHILDREN…HE HAS MICHAELS EXACT FACIAL FEATURES….COME ON.IT WAS PROVEN THAT HENDRIX HAD A COUPLE OF ILLEGITAMATE CHILDREN AND JUST LIKE HIS BROTHER LEON THEY ARE COMPLETELY CUT OUT OF THAT ESTATE BY HIS FAKE SISTER…SO GO FIGURE…IT TAKES A LONG TIME SOMETIMES FOR JUSTICE IN THE WAKE OF DEATH…

    • Sally in Chicago

      Can you envision Michael in bed with a woman? I can’t. And I cannot even imagine him donating sperm.

  • J

    Is everybody blind or just born yesterday? This Omer is WHITE. Michael may have changed his physical appearance but he couldn’t change his DNA.

    • vena

      ..are you not familiar with the term “mixed race”?? Wentworth Miller has a black dad and a white mom, and the boy does not look black. Same with Rashida Jones. And Cameron Diaz is half white half hispanic and she’s blonde. Welcome to America, lots of people here can’t be classified by race just by looking at them.

      • BIG TATAS

        MY Wenty is mixed? It explains alot,he always seemed a little more “Down” than you average wish-he-was.

    • theJuanStar

      And let’s not forget Vin Diesel and Carol Channing. I don’t know what you are looking at J but I don’t look at Omer (or the other kids) and see WHITE.

      • Whitey

        And Slash, he’s half black too. His mother’s Nigerian.

      • Sally in Chicago

        Boy, I’m learning a helluva lot about celebs in this board. I didn’t know Slash’s mom was Nigerian.

    • Andrew

      What drugs are you on?! Omer is most certainly NOT white! Have you even seen his photo? He’s brown as coffee.

  • Al

    He doesn’t look like Michael but the pictures from when he was younger look just like Blanket. I wonder if Bhatti could be BLanket’s father or whether Bhatti’s parents could have given birth to Blanket.

    • Diggity

      I think MJ was Blanket’s father. Not the other 2, but i think he could be Blanket’s.

  • Sally in Chicago

    No, Joe is not credible. He didn’t know his son was on drugs. LOL.
    BTW, if Bhatti IS his son, then he’s entitled to the estate money. Hmmm…could there be collution involved. I mean — Joe says yes he’s the son, therefore, he’s entitled to millions of dollars that JOE can get ahold of, because JOE helped him gain siblingship.
    Something smells.

  • Sally in Chicago

    The rumor is that Bhatti’s mother is the surrogate for Blanket — not Bhatti. That Bhatti is by another man and he and Blanket are half-sister/brother.

    If he IS Michael’s child (which is unbelievable; do you actually think Michael was with a woman???) then he takes away from the estate.

    This smells to me. If Joe says it’s his child and Joe becomes his manager, then Joe is let into the estate by the back door.

    • Diggity

      A lot of gay men have been with women- have been married and have kids. I don’t think it’s impossible that he was with a woman, especially 25 years ago when he was the end all be all for a lot of people.

  • Sally in Chicago

    When is Joe’s time up?

  • Marie

    Don’t you just wish it was Joe Jackson who had died? That guy is the worst. We all need to let Michael rest in peace, especially those who in life caused him such pain.

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