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Michael Jackson's father posts cryptic message for grandson Blanket: 'You're like your father'

International Business Times logo International Business Times 14/11/2017 Kabita Maharana
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Katherine Jackson recently surrendered her legal guardianship of Michael Jackson's youngest son and her grandson Blanket, creating quite a few headlines in the process. And, the famous family is in the news again after the pop legend's father Joe posted a rare photo of Blanket on social media along with a cryptic video message.

On Tuesday, 14 November, the Jackson family patriarch shared the snap of the Dangerous singer's media-shy teen son and announced that Blanket had changed his name to B.G. or Bigi. The 15-year-old is the youngest son of the late singer and was seen sitting next to his 89-year-old grandfather in the photo.

"Hello, Blanket! This is Joe Jackson," the former talent manager said in the video and then went on to compare his grandson with Michael. "Your health is... I don't know what. You're like your father. Now I understand why your father had you wear masks all the time 'cause news people were bothering him so much and he tried to disguise you as much as possible," he said.

The Heal The World singer, who died in 2009, had protected his three children from the media glare till his death to ensure their privacy.

However, fans were both impressed and confused by his heartfelt message to the teen as he asks him to "stay healthy and off those bikes".

On 2 November, Michael Jackson's oldest son Prince met with a major accident while riding his Harley Davidson motorbike in Los Angeles. Luckily, he escaped with a minor gash on his knee and no broken bones.

But with the video message, it appears Joe aka Joseph seems a bit confused as he constantly refers to his grandson with his old name "Blanket" and asks him to say his hello to his "brothers".

It was an honor to be a part of @officialsiggyjackson wedding with my sis @parisjackson

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"Don't ride, now. But anyway, tell your brothers I said hello and stay clean and healthy. And see a lot of movies if you can, good movies, of course. And be like me, be tough, be tough in a good way. You'll live a long time. Above all, I love you all. Take care, man, you be good. I'll see you next time I come to LA. Okay? Adios," Joe concluded.

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