The man who created one of music’s most prolific families just posted a sweet — if slightly confusing — video message to his grandson.
Joe Jackson, father of Michael and grandfather of Blanket, reached out over social media in a well-intended series of posts, but it seems the 89-year old may have gotten his grand kids mixed up.
“Hello, Blanket! This is Joe Jackson,” starts the video. “Your health is… I don’t know what. You’re like your father. Now I understand why your father had you wear masks all the time ’cause news people was bothering him so much and he tried to disguise you as much as possible. But I want you to stay healthy and stay off those bikes!”
While this is obviously a touching sentiment, what we think happened was that Joe got a little confused about which grandchild was which. It was reported recently that Prince, the oldest of Michael’s three children, had an accident on a motorcycle that required him to be hospitalized. 15-year old Blanket — who now goes by Bigi — hasn’t been involved in any accident we’re aware of. And for that matter, he’s not of legal age to be driving anything more aggressive than a bicycle.
And the confusion doesn’t end there. The message continues, “But anyway, tell your brothers I said hello and stay clean and healthy. And see a lot of movies if you can, good movies of course. And be like me, be tough, be tough in a good way. You’ll live a long time. Above all, I love you all. Take care, man, you be good. I’ll see you next time I come to LA. Okay? Adios.”
That "brothers" line doesn’t really make sense either, considering that Bigi has just the one brother and one sister, Paris.
So to summarize, we’re not really sure what’s got Joe a little scattered right now, but we’re still glad he’s reaching out and being involved in his family!