Before his tragic death, Michael Jackson was adamant his father, Joseph Jackson, wouldn’t be allowed near his children.
The Thriller singer — who – died June 25 after suffering an apparent cardiac arrest at his home in Los Angeles — apparently took steps to ensure Prince, Paris and Blanket were in good hands should anything happen to him.
“Michael talked so much about his kids,” a source told American tabloid the National Enquirer. “He said he was doing his comeback concerts just for them. He hoped to give them financial security.
“It was as though he’d had a premonition of his own death. The one thing he wanted — and insisted upon — was that his father Joe didn’t get anywhere near his kids.
“With Michael dying, I know the last thing he wanted was for Joe to play any part in the raising of his children. He told me, ‘I don’t want Joseph near my kids. I don’t want him doing to them what he did to me.’
“He said, ‘My kids are the most important thing in my life. Everything I do, I do for them.’”
The source added, “Who would Michael want to raise his kids? He loved his mother dearly and Katherine is doing the right thing by seeking temporary custody of her grandchildren. He saw his sister Janet as being someone who could help his mom care for the three youngsters.
“They love Katherine and, with the exception of their nanny, Grace, she was the one person who spent the most time with them.”
Joe, 80, recently revealed that he sees star power in his tragic son’s two youngest children.
“I keep watching Paris. She maybe wants to do something,” the Jackson patriarch said on Friday in an interview with Good Morning America.
“And Blanket, he can really dance.”
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