The song, “Billy Jean” has never been more relevant. Brandon Howard, a 31-year-old singer is claiming to be Michael Jackson’s son after a DNA test concluded that their DNA was a 99.9% match. There is a striking resemblance between the two, which definitely raises a few questions.
Dr. Joseph Goodman, a dental surgeon in Beverly Hills, revealed the results claiming that he got the King of Pop’s DNA from a mouth piece he owned, that Goodman bought at auction.
Before the results were revealed, Brandon released a video on Facebook in an attempt to distance himself from the media frenzy. In it, his intentions seem pure as he says, “It seems a lot of people are speaking on my behalf, so I’m going to keep this short and simple. One, I did not call TMZ, I didn’t put out a story, nothing. Two, I never proclaimed to be his son. Three, I am definitely not suing the estate.
“I have been taken care of very well and also I make my own cash. Four, It’s true I had a DNA test, but this had nothing to do with any of this, I swear on my life.”
And if swearing on his life wasn’t enough he added, “I’m done, wherever you guys go from here, that’s what it is and whatever the DNA results come out to be, the results, it is what it is. This is coming from me personally, so spread it around and make sure everybody knows this is me, OK, me, alright? So thank you for listening and talk to you soon.”
Howard Weitzman, the lawyer of Jackson’s estate is not so convinced. He thinks that it has the makings of a classic fraud. In addition, the will was bound so tight that Jackson made sure no one but his three children, and a few charities would ever be able to touch the money.
Brandon is the son of gospel singer Miki “Billy” Howard who knew Jackson in the 80’s. Brandon was born in 1982, one year before his hit, “Billy Jean” was released; a song about him denying being the father of a child.
Strange coincidence or something more? Is Brandon a Jackson?