"Am I angry? No, I'm not angry. I'm mad!" - Joe Jackson
Carefully guarding words, but at the same time sounding like a deranged lunatic, Joe Jackson spoke out this morning on the Today show about Michael Jackson's death, saying he was unaware – until now – "there was foul play done."
"I didn't know all this was going on," the late King of Pop's father said in reference to Michael's drug use, which ultimately led to his demise June 25.
"I'm not angry, I'm mad ... Because I didn't know all this was going on."
Now, the family patriarch and sometime spokesman "wants justice."
What exactly he meant by "justice" remained unclear.
Asked if he would like criminal charges to be brought against those responsible for Michael's death (Dr. Conrad Murray), Joe replied, "I don't know."
He may also not know where he is at this moment in time.
Joe Jackson was equally elusive on the topic of his relationship with Michael's three children: Prince Michael, Paris and Prince Michael II (Blanket).
"I'm their grandfather," he said, truthfully.
Asked how often he sees the children, who he signed a legal document saying he would not be responsible for raising, he said only, "I see them enough."
No insight on today's Macaulay Culkin rumor, sadly.
Check out the video of Joe Jackson's interview ...