Two weeks ago, rumors began circulating that a Norwegian dancer, Omer Bhatti, is the secret son of Michael Jackson, a love child resulting from the King of Pop's one-night stand with his mother, Pia Bhatti, a quarter-century ago.
Speculation then increased when photos surfaced of Omer Bhatti sitting with Jackson's brothers at his memorial service July 7, and when it was revealed that Bhatti lived at Neverland Ranch with Jackson when he was a kid.
But last week, according to The Mirror (UK), Omer said that while he and the star were very close, and he was "like a son" to him, they are not related.
That made sense ... at least as much as anything regarding Michael Jackson can. But now, Michael's insane father, Joe, is weighing in on the subject.
In an interview with NewsOne, Joe Jackson is now saying Michael Jackson is the father of Omer Bhatti, and that he always knew Omer as his son.
Compelling, yes. But there are a couple of problems with this account:
- Joe Jackson is typically not lucid.
- When Joe Jackson does have a coherent thought, it more than likely is based around a shameless attempt to cash in on someone or something.
More than likely, Joe either has no clue where he is at this moment, or is angling to make money off of this story somehow. A pimp always finds a way.
The kid himself has explained the relationship with Michael, and with a lack of anything more concrete to go on, it's still hard to believe that the 25-year-old is the secret love child of Michael Jackson. Oh, and Omer Bhatti is WHITE, people.
Here's the recent Joe Jackson interview in question ...