Joe Jackson Says Omer Bhatti is Michael Jackson’s Son

In a video interview with, Joe Jackson dropped a bombshell this week by saying that Omer Bhatti is indeed Michael Jackson’s son. Rumors Omer Bhatti was Michael Jackson’s secret son exploded over the Internet after the 25-year-old was seen sitting with the family at Jackson’s memorial service.

“Yes, I knew he had another son,” Joe Jackson says in the video. “Yes, I did.”

Michael Jackson and Omer Bhatti as a child
Michael Jackson and Omer Bhatti as a child

As reported earlier, Omer Bhatti lived with his parents, who worked for Jackson, at Neverland Ranch for eight years. Bhatti’s mother, Pia Bhatti, is rumored to have had a one-night stand with Michael Jackson in Oslo in 1984. However, Omer Bhatti has reportedly denied he is Michael Jackson’s son. “Michael is not my father,” Bhatti allegedly told a friend, who then leaked the conversation to the London Mirror.

Joe Jackson, Michael’s father, seems to believe otherwise. “[Omer] looks like a Jackson, acts like a Jackson, can dance like a Jackson,” he says in the video interview. Jermaine Jackson has also hinted that he believes Omer Bhatti may be Jackson’s biological son as well. “We won’t deny it,” Jermaine told The Daily Mail. “We are going to give him the same love and care that we give Prince and Paris and Blanket.”

According to a 2004 Us Weekly report, Jackson allegedly told close friends that he did have an affair with Pia Bhatti and was indeed Omer Bhatti’s father.

Watch the Joe Jackson video here: