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Monday, November 13, 2017 1:30 PM

Joe Jackson Reveals In New Interview That He Hasn't Met Janet Jackson Baby Yet — Watch

By: Monya Fleming

Joe Jackson Reveals In New Interview That He Hasn't Met Janet Jackson Baby Yet — Watch
Jackson family patriarch, Joe Jackson, walked the red carpet of the Soul Train awards recently and spoke to reporters about his daughter Janet Jackson's son.

Janet welcomed her first child, a son named Eissa Al Mana on January 3, with her husband Wissam Al Mana. 

The singer announced her split with Al Mana just months later.

At the time, Janet's father congratulated his daughter on social media. He wrote, "Congratulations to my daughter Janet Jackson on the birth of my Grandson. Making me a grandfather again! Wishing you all the love and happiness a father could wish a daughter."

Joe may have been excited about his grandson, but admitted at the Soul Train awards that he hasn't even met little Eissa. Janet's son is already 10-months-old!

Watch the clip below:


The Jackson children have previously admitted having a strained relationship with their father, who was the manager of their music careers. 

Janet Jackson with son Eissa (8 months) #janetjackson #eissaalmana #wissamalmana #janetjackson #celebrity #celebritykids

Joe was a stern disciplinarian when it came to his famous children. There were even claims that he was abusive towards his children. 


Janet opened up about her own rocky relationship with her father in an interview with Piers Morgan several years ago.


The singer said, "I think my father means well... and wants nothing but the best for his kids... but that is not necessarily the right way."

Janet recalled the time that her father struck her with a belt as a little girl when she was getting out of the bath tub. "I don't remember if I truly deserved it," she said.

She told Morgan that her father never laid a finger on her after that incident, admitting that her parents were less strict by the time she came into the picture.

Happy bday joe! 89 years old🌸 #joejackson #janetjackson #janfam

She admitted that her relationship with her father was a distant one, and that the two hardly speak.

Janet explained, "We don't speak that much... honestly it's not that often."

She was asked if she was sad that she didn't have a good relationship with her father, replying, "I wish our relationship was different, but I know that he loves me."


During the revealing interview, Janet also revealed that she was forced to call her father by his first name rather than 'dad', and when she did once call him 'dad' she was immediately fussed at. "You call me Joseph," she said her father told her. "I'm Joseph to you."

When your great grand dad still goes to the club lol #joejackson

The belated Michael Jackson often spoke about his father physically abusing him growing up. He told Oprah Winfrey that the sight of his father made him throw up. Many people close to the family believed Michael had the extensive cosmetic surgery in an attempt to not resemble Joe. 



Joe and his wife Katherine never divorced, but the two have lived apart for several years. In addition to the 10 children he fathered with his wife, Jackson sired at least one other child, Joh’Vonnie Jackson, with another woman. 



Do you find it strange that Janet's father has never laid eyes on his own grandson?

How cute is he?! #janetJackson #wissamalmana


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