I’m still trying to wrap my brain around the fact that Jermaine Jackson is promoting a new book about his brother Michael Jackson (entitled “You Are Not Alone: Michael, Through a Brother’s Eyes”). It reeks of opportunism, and since I don’t want to think a man would gleefully profit off his own brother’s death—so I’m just gonna move on.
Tonight on ABC’s “Nightline,” Jermaine Jackson will speak on Michael Jackson’s life and death in what’s expected to be a candid interview. On “Good Morning America,” ABC aired a few clips from the piece, which consisted of reporter Chris Connelley asking questions about Jermaine’s relationship with Michael.
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Connelley points out that between 1984 and 1992, Jermaine saw Michael Jackson 3 times a year. At best. Jermaine says that while he sent letters and shipped care packages, Michael would never reach back out to his brother.
When asked why their relationship was so bad for so long, Jermaine said the following:
“It could’ve been a lot of influence from outside people saying your family is gonna hold you back.”
In the interview, Jermaine also talks about Michael’s relationship with their father Joe Jackson. Jermaine even recalls Michael posing a question of whether or not he would cry if they father died prematurely.
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“He said he don’t know if he would or he wouldn’t,” Jermaine told ABC News.
- To the left, you can watch a 5 minute preview of Jermaine’s interview, as well as view pictures of Janet Jackson performing on her “Janet Jackson Number Ones: Up Close & Personal Tour.”
DVR ALERT: The Jermaine Jackson interview airs on “Nightline” tonight at 11:35 pm eastern.
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