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Janet Jackson To Miss Michael Tribute

Janet Jackson Harpers Bazaar US October 41 Janet Jackson To Miss Michael Tribute

Though fans may be gearing up for Michael Jackson Forever,  a tribute set to feature performances from the likes of Christina Aguilera, Beyonce and Ne-Yo, famous younger sibling/‘Miss U Much’ singer Janet Jackson has released a statement informing fans she will be missing the event.

You can see the statement, which comes on what would’ve been her brother’s 53rd birthday, after the jump:

Via Billboard:

“Because of the trial, the timing of this tribute to our brother would be too difficult for me,” her statement reads. The singer’s one-sentence statement to The Associated Press does not criticize the show, as her brothers Jermaine and Randy have done, but cites the court case as her reason for not attending.

Set for October 8th, brothers Jermaine and Randy may have publicly voiced their disapproval of the showing, but mother Katherine and other siblings are on schedule to attend.

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  • August 29, 2011 at 6:15 pm
    HURRICANE BEYONCE BLEW LACEFRONCAPE'S WIG AWAY.(IS†ANN4GAGA) says:
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    *kanye shrug* Happy Bday MJ

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  • August 29, 2011 at 6:19 pm
    jamir21:bey,rihanna,brit,gaga,nicki >>>>> KERI ! says:
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    Happy birthday MJ !!!
    We miss you…you brought music you changed it !

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  • August 29, 2011 at 6:21 pm
    dull says:
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    Much as I love Michael may he r.i.p. I wil not be watching that s***. The lineup is crappy.

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  • August 29, 2011 at 6:26 pm
    King B says:
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    Happy B’Day, Mike.

    I’m glad that Janet won’t take part in this so-called “tribute”. It’s obvious that his family is merely finding another way to make a pretty coin off his name.

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  • August 29, 2011 at 6:26 pm
    linker nippel says:
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    xtina and queen bee will be there sooo….the icons are there ;)

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  • August 29, 2011 at 6:35 pm
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY MIKEY. I LOVE YOU. I MISS YOU[PYTFROMAL] says:
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    I completely understand, Queen Janet. It is pretty bad timing. I wish it was a bit more organized. Dont know why they’re rushing to do it.
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    Oh well. Happy birthday Michael. :)

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  • August 29, 2011 at 6:36 pm
    Yellow Gorillah says:
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    If Janet is not there then what is the point..?

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  • August 29, 2011 at 6:41 pm
    Anna V for Vendetta says:
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    Good for you, Janet. Show them what to do. How to live with dignity and honor. You’ve gone up in my esteem. Also, no to the Jackson Tribute Fragrances by Joe Jackson and Julian Rouas. Read The Disturbing details at… click on my username for link.

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  • August 29, 2011 at 6:47 pm
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  • August 29, 2011 at 7:23 pm
    black cat says:
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    I understand and agree with Miss Jackson.
    i wished other artists in the line-up (see post) would do the same as Michael’s sister, by respect.

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  • August 29, 2011 at 7:52 pm
    Britney says:
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    This is a hot mess! Happy 53rd Birthday MJ! R.I.P. if you can!

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  • August 29, 2011 at 8:21 pm
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  • August 29, 2011 at 8:30 pm
    Brandt Hardin says:
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    Michael’s death and life are surrounded by so much controversy even two years later. Our celebrity-worship goes too far in creating our own ideas of icons such as MJ, as to leave a warped dynasty of myth and legend. Who was The King of Pop beneath the different faces? Check out my surreal portrait of his changing looks in commemoration on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/06/in-memoriam-king-of-pop.html

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  • August 29, 2011 at 9:01 pm
    Misfit says:
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    Janet made the right choice for her. I’m proud of her, as a fan. No comment on the rest of the fam….

    Except, Happy Birthday MJ! Hoping your at peace.

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  • August 30, 2011 at 3:04 am
    nice_gurl says:
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    Happy Birthday MJ!! RIP.

    I think they should just cancel the show, but i want to see pregnant Bey perform.

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  • August 30, 2011 at 1:55 pm
    jlover says:
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    @ANNA V: me too
    @BLACK CAT: you said it all.

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  • August 31, 2011 at 5:44 am
    helengrider says:
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    I hope Janet and the rest of the family finds peace after dealing with these past 26+ months.
    http://bit.ly/qZOHV6

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