In a video interview with NewsOne.com, Joe Jackson dropped a bombshell this week by saying that Omer Bhatti is indeed Michael Jacksonâ€™s son. Rumors Omer Bhatti was Michael Jacksonâ€™s secret son exploded over the Internet after the 25-year-old was seen sitting with the family at Jacksonâ€™s memorial service.
â€œYes, I knew he had another son,â€ Joe Jackson says in the video. â€œYes, I did.â€
As SnarkFood.com reported earlier, Omer Bhatti lived with his parents, who worked for Jackson, at Neverland Ranch for eight years. Bhattiâ€™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 Jacksonâ€™s son. â€œMichael is not my father,â€ Bhatti allegedly told a friend, who then leaked the conversation to the London Mirror.
Joe Jackson, Michaelâ€™s father, seems to believe otherwise. â€œ[Omer] looks like a Jackson, acts like a Jackson, can dance like a Jackson,â€ he says in the video interview. Jermaine Jackson has also hinted that he believes Omer Bhatti may be Jacksonâ€™s biological son as well. â€œWe wonâ€™t deny it,â€ Jermaine told The Daily Mail. â€œWe are going to give him the same love and care that we give Prince and Paris and Blanket.â€
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 Bhattiâ€™s father.
Watch the Joe Jackson video here: