Joe Jackson: I'm "Not Encouraging" Michael's Kids to Be Entertainers

Celebrity News Jul. 21, 2009 AT 9:07AM
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Despite earlier comments to ABC News that Michael Jackson's kids could be stars, Joe Jackson now says has no plans to turn them into entertainers.

"I'm not encouraging them to do nothing. They have to be what they are, kids at the moment," he said on Monday's Larry King Live. He said the "Jackson Three" rumors are "a bunch of jive."

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He also denied ever abusing his late son, who died June 25 at age 50 after suffering cardiac arrest, despite previous accusations from the King of Pop himself. "I never abused my son," Joe insisted. "Michael was never beaten."

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Joe revealed that he didn't know the location of his son's body. He also said that although he hasn't seen any results from the family's private autopsy, he still suspects "foul play" in his son's death.

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Speaking of the singer's private physician Dr. Conrad Murray, Joe said: "The doctor gave him something to make him rest and he don't wake up no more. Something is wrong."

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