Katherine Jackson on Oprah: The Full Interview

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Katherine Jackson, mother of the late Michael Jackson, spoke with Oprah Winfrey on Monday in a long, emotional interview about her son and grandchildren.

"I don't think I will ever be healed," Katherine said, recalling Michael's June 2009 death. "It will get better, but some days it's like it just happened... It hurts."

During the in-depth talk, Oprah also spoke to Joe Jackson, Michaels' father, who tried to dance around the fact that "beat" his kinds but basically admitted it.

"You might as well admit it," Katherine to Joe. "That's the way black people raise their children. ... He used a strap." Joe said he'd do it all over again too.

Michael, whose new single "Breaking News" was posthumously released this week, was never the same after his 2005 molestation case, Katherine says.

"All his life, he had to go through stuff like this, and they were just lying on him," she said, asserting that she never questioned his innocence in the matter.

"I never thought [he could be guilty of molestation], because I know he wouldn't," Katherine said. "He loved children, he was around children all the time."

Follow the jump to watch all of Katherine Jackson's three-part interview with Oprah Winfrey, who also spoke to MJ's three young children ...

Katherine said she learned of her son's death Dr. Conrad Murray, after arriving at the hospital: "He came out, and he was talking, and it took him so long."

Frustrated, Katherine asked, "Did he make it?" and Murray said, " 'No, he's gone.' That's all I remember," she said, tearing up once more at the memory.

She called it the worst day of her life.

Today, Katherine said through her rep that Joe Jackson isn't controlling Michael's kids, or forcing them to be the next Jackson singing group in any way.

Katherine believes Prince, Paris, and Blanket "expressed their own desires to be in the entertainment business" during the controversial sitdown with O.

Katherine hopes fans "don't think anyone like Joe or the family is pushing the kids" ... a not-so thinly veiled reference to Joe pushing Michael so hard.

The family matriarch was particularly happy she got to talk about, Never Can Say Goodbye, her tribute book to Michael, in the first segment with Oprah.

Here's the full interview ...

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after seein the segment katherine is awesome.we as fans forget janet and mike r foremost normal people.stay strong mrs jackson

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i thoroughly enjoyed watching the entire interview.to see a glimpse of wot Michael was really like as a son, father and uncle.he just sounded like a normal fun human being except he was loaded with talent,musical genius, magical dancer and too damn famous.thank u Oprah for an in depth look at wot we couldn't see before.....Sweet!

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I took the time to listen to all three interviews and I enjoyed them...I feel that Michael Jackson was a "human being" and people did not necessarily know the reasons behind his "different" ways of behavior....He was extremely "gifted" with great talent...so many people need "healing" from their past....psychological wounds to hinder wholeness to personality, etc...There's no need to use vulgar language in a comment (to people in previous comments)...I especially "appreciate" that his children appear to have loved him very much as a good father to them...And, I believe Katherine was/is a great Mother and Grandmother...May God Bless this family...!

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I can't watch the Kendra show, cause I'm just not into beastiality .

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JUST WANT TO SAY; LOVE YOU MICHAEL!!

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i knew that oprah was going to ask michael's mother about the 2005 trial.. i thought that this was about his mother and the children 14 months after his death..this is 2010 going on 2011 5 years later she still on the same old shit,she just pissed off because he was found not guilty. get over it oprah!!

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Why the F... is this woman rehashing this shit that we don't care about?The whole world knows these vicious attacks and lies on michael were done by evil ppl who were grieviously obsessed with MJ's talent, creativity, personna...I mean everything about him.They were f... jealous and envious of him so they killed him bcoz they couldn't b him.U C those fucker thieves out there robbing MJ's family of what is rightfully theirs?Sony,fake executors,AEG & the rest & they R all protected by the court coz they R all part of the conspiracy.
Oprah should b ashamed of herself after she joined in with MJ's enemies to tear him apart.Why don't U heap UR arse up and go.Leave MJ alone.There is soo much stellar excellence to MJ that u can speak about but refuse.U R a fucking disgrace 2 the black race.Fire UR scunt.Lisa? Lisa Presley? Fuck she.I don't know what MJ saw in her anyway.Joe & Katherine should have never 'accepted' her.Shit.

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I TOTALLY ENJOYED THIS WHOLE INTERVIEW! OPRAH DID A GOOD JOB ALL THE WHILE NOT CANDY COATING ANYTHING. I SOOOO APPRECIATED THE RESPECT IN WHICH SHE HANDLED EVERYTHING!!!!!

Michael Jackson Biography

Michael Jackson mug shot Michael Jackson was the King of Pop, with the best-selling album of all-time and more than a dozen massive hits. After years of physical... More »
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Gary, Indiana
Full Name
Michael Joseph Jackson
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