Katherine Jackson Gets Standing Ovation at Sons' Concert
Members of the feuding music dynasty showed signs of unity at a concert in Saratoga, Calif.
Katherine Jackson spent her Friday night showing the world she was anything but M.I.A.
The 82-year-old mother of Michael Jackson attended a concert by the late king of pop’s brothers Jackie, Tito, Jermaine and Marlon, The New York Daily News reports.
Her public appearance came nearly a week after she was reported missing and amid a Jackson family dispute which has seen siblings Randy, Jermaine, Janet and Rebbie seeking to challenge the validity of Michael’s will.
After the Saratoga, Calif. concert, part of the brothers' Unity Tour, Jackie tweeted that his mother’s appearance was quite popular with the crowd.
A very special moment happened at last night's show; when Mother took her seat she got the biggest standing ovation - love was all around :)— Jackie Jackson (@JackieJackson5) July 28, 2012
Michael’s children, Prince Michael, Paris and Blanket also appeared at the concert. Katherine’s guardianship over the children was suspended earlier this week, because she had been in Arizona and out of contact with them during the period she was reported missing. However, a new arrangement was approved Thursday, in which Katherine and Tito’s son TJ would share guardianship.
The circumstances surrounding Katherine’s disappearance remain in dispute. She has said she was voluntarily visiting an Arizona spa, while Prince Michael took to Twitter Thursday with claims his grandmother had been lied to by family members and kept from speaking with her grandchildren.
However, Jermaine signaled the family acrimony could be nearing a resolution, tweeting:
You all have families. Sometimes it gets complicated. Whatever happens, whatever is said, we are family, we are One, we will heal— Jermaine Jackson (@jermjackson5) July 28, 2012