Michael Jackson Trashes His Family on Tape

Michael Jackson Trashes His Family on Tape-photo

It's long been known that Michael Jackson's family life was complicated. But interview tapes newly unearthed by News of the World reveal just how mixed his emotions toward his siblings and parents were.

On the tapes, which were recorded at his former estate Neverland Ranch, the deceased King of Pop—who died in June at age 50—lashes out at nearly every member of his family.

On his brothers in the Jackson 5:

"The brothers didn't give me support. We'd be working on a TV show or video and they'd be sitting around moaning and groaning but I'd be watching and learning...It takes a talent, but some people are lazy and don't want to develop anything."

On Marlon:

"People used to call him ugly and make fun of him— and people would say, 'Which brother is that one?' He constantly imitates me on stage. Whatever I do he'll do right after me. I hate when that happens because he looks too 'doo woppy' and so old-fashioned."

On mother Katherine:

"She disappointed me. She did an interview (about him). I don't like her to talk. It's none of those people's business." (Jackson also revealed that his mother never wanted daughters: "She wished she would have had all boys. She told my sisters that—and they agreed! That's how my sisters are—they are prejudiced against other girls.")

On sister La Toya:

"To me she is Mrs. Nice and Nasty. I come in her room (and she says), 'You can't sit on her couch, sit on the bed or walk on the carpet.' She wants to keep everything fresh...If you cough at the table she covers her plate. If you sneeze forget it, she's in another room. If you clear your throat, you can't do that while she is eating."

On father Joe:

"I would suffer if I had to spend a whole day with him...He would sit in a chair with a belt or a switch and we'd do our performance. And if we messed up he hit you...To tell you the truth, I never have felt close to him. He has always been like a mystery man."

Wow; don't hold back, Michael!

Tell us in the comments section: Are you surprised by Jackson's blistering statements?

 

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  • Danielle
    Danielle

    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHH somebody just got BURNED!!!!!

  • judi
    judi

    michael has the right to say what he wants. families have their dissagreements. people should mind their own business. REST IN PEACE MICHAEL!

  • iluvmichael4eva
    iluvmichael4eva

    dont call it trashing because i know everyone has peoblems in there family. im going through problems like he was. i talk bad about my family somtimes. but everyone does it so why is celebuzz only pointing him out??? necause hes the micheal jackson? he is a human like us he has a life and didnt the discription say video? get it right celebuzz! BEFORE YOU JUDGE HIM TRY HARD TO LOVE HIM(childhood) DONT TALK MESS, DEFEND HIM rest in peace baby

  • twtmtl
    twtmtl

    hey leave michael the f*ck alone ok i am tried of people saying crap about him so be quite and besides i have dated mj and we had a daughter her name is jasmine jackson i live on fort campbell on can not tell you any more

  • ML
    ML

    This makes me love him more.I would have loved to have had a sitdown with the real Mike as opposed to the soft voiced entertainer. I want to know more about the real Mike!

  • M J fan
    M J fan

    I wouldn' t call that trashing his family, show me a family who at one time or another said something negative about a family member, I surely did! Anyway, he said those things ten years ago, he could have changed his mind. Give it a rest

  • M J fan
    M J fan

    I wouldn' t call that trashing his family, show me a family who at one time or another said something negative about a family member, I surely did! Anyway, he said those things ten years ago, he could have changed his mind. Give it a rest

  • M J fan
    M J fan

    I wouldn' t call that trashing his family, show me a family who at one time or another said something negative about a family member, I surely did! Anyway, he said those things ten years ago, he could have changed his mind. Give it a rest

  • ladyofthelake
    ladyofthelake

    First of all, I agree that Michael was indeed fact human and voiced his opinion about family members like the rest of us, but why in the world did he allow all these tapings to go on? The real sad part is that all his so-called friends and confidants are the ones coming out of the woodwork now with this intimate information that I'm sure was supposed to be confidential. Poor MJ, he was just too trusting. R.I.P. FOREVER MICHAEL JOSEPH JACKSON.

  • Lissy
    Lissy

    I'd bash on my family. His mother: Yeah, he was BOTHERED by her doing an interview. His brothers:I don't know, that's his respective, and I guess we just caught him at a bad time. Meh. It doesn't change the fact that he loved him. La Toya: ... wow. Seriously? She... she's like that? Extreme germophobia, but hell, that's her problem, not mine. Marlon: A child lives in each of us. He could've spoke his mind about it annoying him, but he was... polite about it. Joe: Why is this not shocking? I can't believe this bull makes headlines.

  • Pak
    Pak

    I didn't see any things special at all....I also fight my sisters sometime...I also talked bad about my sisters sometime !!! That's what FAMILY is...You know bad and good of everyone !!!... What is the point for this news???

  • Pak
    Pak

    I didn't see any things special at all....I also fight my sisters sometime...I also talked bad about my sisters sometime !!! That's what FAMILY is...You know bad and good of everyone !!!... What is the point for this news???

  • Pak
    Pak

    I didn't see any things special at all....I also fight my sisters sometime...I also talked bad about my sisters sometime !!! That's what FAMILY is...You know bad and good of everyone !!!... What is the point for this news???

  • A Guest
    A Guest

    Why are they wasting our time with something M J said when he was much younger? When I was young I said that I hated my mother (May God forgive me, for I do not hate her) I fought with my sister but these things happen in famalies, what' snew about it. we are older now (like the Jacksons) and can appreciate each other. It' s the same with them. they patchede d up their greviences and moved on, why can' t you?

  • Terrell
    Terrell

    This different from what i heard.I didn't hear him say anything about Marlon or about the mother.Y'all are just putting on extra lies.

  • Koulett
    Koulett

    I love you michael. I know that you'd overstand all the things that I and many others are feeling. And in return..we overstand that you were true to your heart. Families are always dynamic. Positive and Negative. It has always been so.

  • lorenepichay
    lorenepichay

    LOL.... I don't think he was harsh enough on these money sucking leeches! No one would know who they're today if it wasn't for Michael. Everyone knows they weren't close and that his siblings would only contact him to take advantage of him. It disgusts me to see the brothers, La Toya and Joseph on TV talking about him like if they cared, because they didn't... Mike really died of years of loneliness. Michael was only close to his mother and Janet, and you don't see these two ladies on talk shows... THEY are truly grieving and are acting with class and respect for Mike. The VMA Tribute was beautiful and Janet just performed and left... she's paid tribute to her brother at the VMAs in the past, the only difference was that this time he wasn't there to embrace her. She was only there for Michael and you could see her pain... These tapes don't show him trashing his mother or Janet, he just shows his disapointment because he wanted them to be stronger women; that's all!

  • abhishek
    abhishek

    death is relief for him...thats the only way he could escape from the "strange behaviour' of earthlings...

  • ANNE
    ANNE

    ha ha ha..... he's so funny... especially latoya part ( I can imagine her doing that) it's nice to see the other side of him... ha..ha..ha..

  • Jubaida
    Jubaida

    We all have family problems and quarells- its the most NORMAL thing! really, these tabloids think us readers to be empty-headed, i guess! otherwise, they wouldn't feed us with all these meaningless stories. and the tabloids also dont realize how much MJ was loved - all around the world and the strength of that love. surely, these tabloid reporters are also making some earning out of MJ's news (true or false)!

  • w84me
    w84me

    I agree....healthy, natural venting. RIPMJXXX

  • Roximillions
    Roximillions

    Yeah, let the rich white woman rest in peace hahahahaha

  • Anna
    Anna

    RIP MJ!!!

  • KIM SIMMONS
    KIM SIMMONS

    leave Michael alone. Let him rest in peace. I t is really sad that they will live off of his money anyway

  • mani
    mani

    so what if michael says this, the fact that he was a celebrity doesn't mean hes perfect, he has the right to express his feelings, we all get angry/upset at one point right, does that make us bad people, no it makes us human, their lots of times when i get angry or upset with my family and siblings but in the end we all love eah other and'll do anything for one another, no family is perfect, they all alwasy have their diisageements at one point or the other, i agree with you & i love MJ.

  • sing
    sing

    I am not surprised to read these comments against his family. Nobody really cared for him. For them he was just a cash register not a family and even if he didnt say these and just kept it inside people can see it. HE was not happy with his family. Thank God he had 3 kids. loveyah Michael.

  • kaitlyn
    kaitlyn

    Michael once said "I am bewildered at the length to which people will go portray me so negatively."

  • maureen
    maureen

    There right, you wouldn't leave him alone when he was alive & you won't leave him alone to rest in peace . Take all the GOSSIP& STICK IT WHERE THE SUN DON'T SHINE . We miss & love you michael, rest in peace my love :( xoxoxo p.s your fan's will take it from here!

  • MJfan
    MJfan

    Please read MJ's autobiography - "Moowalker". You will notice that things you hear on the tapes are already documented in his book. MJ was very secere and hoest person. The heading "MJ's secret tapes" is totally misleading.

  • reneelucky7
    reneelucky7

    MJ was a meal ticket for his whole family. I am not shocked at all that he was resentful of them

  • Nubian7
    Nubian7

    So what? This just made him human. I can identify with him. I have 9 brothers and sisters and someone is always at odds with each other. The healthy thing is to vent and move on. Otherwise, if you hold it in and try pretending that your family is perfect and don't get on your nerves......then you will snap one day. Really.......it's time to let MJ Rest In Peace! Enough with the stories.

  • kristen
    kristen

    Hes human we all tell it like it is

  • ALYSSA
    ALYSSA

    OK, SO WHERES THE TAPE???

  • GABS
    GABS

    just LEAVE HIM ALONE!! LONG LIVE THE ONE AND ONLY KING!!! :)

  • oconnorln@aol.com
    oconnorln@aol.com

    please let him r.i.p this all a bunch of crap. michael I LOVE YOU R.I.P . SING WITH THE ANGELS. LOVE LINDA

  • janece motley
    janece motley

    i agree 100,000,000% with michael jackson about situation with marlon. if watch very closely a video of the michael 30th anniverary special at the part where the jackson brothers performing together you can see him coping off of michael, which i find very disrespectful in a show. especially when the fans are clapping and cheering for michael but not the brothers because they are not as famous as michael jackson.

  • Jerilyn Bridges
    Jerilyn Bridges

    When I read about the things Michael supposedly did to his family, this seems accurate. The guy was as obnoxious as Bob Jones said he was! The cure for this: Be sweet brothers and sisters; dig up bratt0 ( I mean Jack) and give him a proper burial: in NEVERLAND!!!

  • Mina
    Mina

    Oh please, TRASHES??? what are you saying, if anything he shows HIS DESAPPOINTMENT, trashes??? come one! you're exagerating.

  • MJ Fan
    MJ Fan

    OMGGG for god sakes he dead now, why couldnt they find this footage when he was alive??? the media just munipulates and twists every single story!! let him rest in peace now atleast!! Love you king of pop! R.I.P x

  • alison
    alison

    i dont believe this... unless i see him saying it with my own eyes, i dont believe. he's never said anything against his family, never

  • Linh Ngo
    Linh Ngo

    Wow, di he seriously say that? You should hear the tape and have your own judgement rather than believe in these trash.

  • Linh Ngo
    Linh Ngo

    whatever i dont believe this You're right. This is again another twisted story.

  • Linh Ngo
    Linh Ngo

    Where's the rest of the tape? Why don't they put it there? I've watched the tape over and over again. It doesn't look like he's attacking his family at all. The things he said about his father he already said in his autobiography and the Bashir documentary. He's talking about how Tito loves toy cars and air planes. How is that an attack? Besides, it looks like to me that he's being interviewed. Why would he tell people something he wants to hide in an interview anyway? I'm sick of all these twisted stories. Have a heart, tabloid reporters.

  • emma
    emma

    we all have family issues and have lashed out at those closest to us.i think it's partly because it's so easy to get mad at the ones we love because we know they'll never leave us. that's my theory. either way, RIP mike.

  • Chelsea
    Chelsea

    Wow, di he seriously say that?

  • long live Michael Jackson
    long live Michael Jackson

    Good thing Michael was so aware what kind of junk he had to put up with - that family is one Walmart MacDonald mentality cheapo. Poor guy - I think he felt all his life misplased being born to to that trash can of Jacksons. Glad to see he was disappointed in his fanatical ignorant mother. I am relieved to see that.

  • Jack-O
    Jack-O

    I think Michael was going way too far with his family. Well maybe not on Joe & Katherine, but on his siblings is different.

  • Wendy
    Wendy

    The Latoya stuff was some funny, funny stuff. Michael was running his mouth who cares! All these poo trashy tabloid news sites ET , TMZ and the rest love to talk mess about others. He was gripping about his family and it WAS many moons ago..It was funny! He was human like the rest of us..BIG DEAL! OLD NEWS we heard it before. LOL!!!

  • shamona
    shamona

    whatever i dont believe this

  • Pops Warner
    Pops Warner

    My refresh code says Les Dudek. Now THAT'S obscure.

  • prasanna
    prasanna

    Where is the tape? Stop giving biased and wrong informations. Even it is true so what? Mind your own business.

  • AARTZ
    AARTZ

    good. Im glad he said that.. People need to vent sometimes, it's very healthy. He both loved and hated his family and i dont blame him. Most of them only used him for what he could do for them t one point or another and that creates a barrier of sorts. but that doesnt mean he didnt love them. its so strange that people think that this is surprising because he WAS just like the rest of us, although everyone seemed to ignore that fact.

  • listless37
    listless37

    Ha ha! Don't get upset. This was years ago. He was telling someone how he felt about certain members of his family. The only thing is that he's Michael Jackson. You know what, I can imagine them being like that. Don't tell me any of you haven't done that to your family. I know I have.

  • lola
    lola

    Celebuzz.....can you find something better to do??? LEAVE HIM ALONE!!!! People are so nasty! Michael, rest in peace darling.

  • a guest
    a guest

    They patched up in the end and that is all that matters. Show me a family who were not discontented with their parents at one time or another, show me a big family like theirs that did noit have sibling rivalry at times. Deja vu in my own family.

  • destiny
    destiny

    so what if michael says this, the fact that he was a celebrity doesn't mean hes perfect, he has the right to express his feelings, we all get angry/upset at one point right, does that make us bad people, no it makes us human, their lots of times when i get angry or upset with my family and siblings but in the end we all love eah other and'll do anything for one another, no family is perfect, they all alwasy have their diisageements at one point or the other,

  • Anna
    Anna

    Leave him rest in peace!!!!!!!!!! please!!!!

  • DITA
    DITA

    haha This is why I love michael. :)