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Michael Jackson is the greatest entertainer in history BUT he was also the poster child for self-hatred. Is this the real reason he cut his family out of his will? It was always tension surrounding the siblings but Michael didn't even leave his nieces or nephews anything. The Jackson bloodline will not inherit anything!
According to Michael's long time publicist-Bob Jones: "Michael regularly injected himself with a bleaching agent to whiten his skin. It made sense because he hated dark-skinned and black people. He wanted to be white. I had no doubt about it!"
When Michael wasn't injecting himself with this agent. He was ordering bleaching creams from the Mickey Fine Pharmacy in Hollywood. The Mickey Fine Pharmacy sued Michael for $10,000. They said they'd been making his skin whitening creams and he wasn't paying for it.
Bob Jones adds: "Rebbie was the first in the family to marry. She wed a dark-skinned man, whom the family despised. They had three children, all of the darker persuasion. Michael simply tolerated these kids, but privately despised them simply because of the color of their skin. In contrast, Michael did take a liking to Tito's lighter-skinned sons, as well as Jermaine's. When sick kids came to Neverland to enjoy the rides, Michael was not happy when dark skinned children arrived."
When Michael's mother came along on tours, she'd often lament that 'Michael always has to have those little white boys around.' He has plenty of nieces and nephews, Katherine would say.
The last thing in the world Michael wanted was to perform with his brothers. He had made it clear to all who worked with and for him that his family was to be kept as far away as possible. His dressing room was off limits to his own parents.
Originally, John Branca was interviewed to work for Michael and Randy. Allegedly, Michael told him: I will hire you if you forget about working for Randy.
Unlike the rest of the family, Michael couldn't control Janet. He failed to recognize that she was able to become almost as big, if not as big, as he in the world of popular music.
He signed the rest of the family, including the nieces and nephews to his label and refused to let any of their music get out. Signing family members to his MJJ label was one of the many tools Michael used to ensure that he would be the only Jackson with music on the airwaves. By signing them to long-term contracts and promising them their recordings would be released and promoted, Michael had the entire family at his beck and call.
Of course he'd duck their repeated phone calls and inquiries about their music, and he would rarely allow them to cut an album. There was a notable exception, "3T."
Michael released their album. Their record was a smash in Europe, until, you guessed it. Michael became aware of it. He then hurried to stop it, rushing the boys back to the US with promises of stateside grandeur. Nothing materialized.
In 1989, the rest of the family recorded the album "2300 Jackson Street." Michael appeared in the video for the song and then he had the album pulled out of circulation. Its success could have provided the family with wealth independent of Michael but he wouldn't let it happen.
Bob Jones: Truth be told, Michael had more than an active dislike for the Jackson's, he acted as if he despised his family. Although he admired his mother's parenting skills to a fault, Michael thought of Katherine as the person who had given birth to him. He had gone out of his way to adopt Elizabeth Taylor as his mother.
Lisa Marie had unknowingly broken some rules according to Jones. She had driven to the Hayvenhurst estate in Encino, California and introduced herself to her in-laws. Michael hated that.
This was a no-no. He didn't want her associating with trash, which is what he thought of his own family.
Unlike Michael, Lisa Marie was so down to earth. Jones says: We met this black lady who essentially raised Lisa Marie. During our visit, she made us soul food, which Lisa Marie loved. The feast included fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, sweet potato pie, collard greens and more. Michael of course, turned his nose up at this food and refused to eat it. He didn't want to be connected to his black roots in any way, so he wouldn't indulge.