Janet Jackson today confirms she will be a no-show at the tribute concert held in honour of her King of Pop brother Michael Jackson. Her admission comes on the day MJ would have celebrated his 53rd birthday. Janet released an official one sentence statement to the Associated Press which read: “Because of the trial, the timing of this tribute to our brother would be too difficult for me”.
In a nutshell, Janet is agreeing with her brothers Randy and Jermaine but will not criticise the concert. No one would have berated Ms Jackson if she chose to criticise the concert. After all, it has been slammed by fans for a number of reasons. Arguably, 100% profits from ticket sales are said not to completely go to the singer’s supported charities. Anger also stems from manipulation of the singer’s 80-year-old mother due to the personal gain of all parties involved and the biggest one to take the cake? Hiring KISS to play at the gig when their frontman Gene Simmons publicly called MJ a pedophile. ‘Michael Forever — The Tribute Concert’ is scheduled for Oct 8th in Cardiff, Wales.