Did Billie Jean have a son? Was he Michael Jackson’s illegitimate son? A 31-year-old Florida man claims to be the biological son of Michael Jackson with his mother Billy and that there is DNA evidence to prove it.
Brandon Howard is the son of singer Miki Howard, who went by the name Billy. Michael’s dad, Joe Jackson, was a talent manager and represented her during the 1980s and Michael knew her back around 1982. Brandon was born several months later. Those facts are known.
Michael Jackson released the song Billie Jean a year later. The lyrics said that Billie Jean was not his lover and claimed that the kid is not my son. Was the song autobiographical? Is it a coincidence? Or, was it a coy tip-off that Michael Jackson has a biological son named Brandon Howard?
Brandon, who is a now a singer going by the name B Howard, grew up in Ohio and currently resides in Miami. Based on his physical resemblance, people who have seen him perform reportedly called him Michael Jackson’s reincarnation. This was long before he claimed a biological connection. In fact, reports are that Howard brushed off past queries about his looks and comparisons to Jackson.
DNA test results allegedly prove a 99.9 percent likelihood of the parental connection. The results were obtained from a Jackson dental impression that is 30 years old, but reportedly still had traces of DNA on it. The impression was purchased at an auction by Alki David, a filmmaker, who then got hold of Howard’s DNA and had the tests run.
He has reportedly filed documents in a California court to prove the bloodline and cash in on Jackson’s estate. The estate’s lawyer, Howard Weitzman, told reporters that they have never heard from him before and the deadline to claim a share has passed.
Often called the “King of Pop,” Jackson was an influential and groundbreaking singer, songwriter and dancer. Born in 1958, Jackson began his career at age six as a part of the Motown group, The Jackson 5, along with his brothers. The group had several number one hits before Michael embarked on a highly successful solo career in 1971. His album Thriller is one of the best-selling albums of all time.
Besides his music, Jackson was also known for his strange persona. As an adult, he created a fantasy retreat, Neverland, where he kept many exotic pets. Rumors swirled of plastic surgeries, skin lightening and alleged child molestation. His career was declining in the 1990s, and he had financial problems. Jackson was preparing for a comeback concert tour in 2009, when he went into cardiac arrest and died as a result of a drug overdose. The death at age 50 was ruled a homicide and his personal doctor, who administered the drugs, was convicted.
Michael Jackson did have three children (Paris, Michael Jr., and Prince Michael) that he was raising at the time of his death in 2009, who have inherited his estate. The children are reportedly the result of artificial insemination. If David’s DNA results prove to be legitimate, regardless of timing to claim part of the estate, Michael Jackson has a biological son.
By Dyanne Weiss