Joe Jackson Grooming Michael’s Children To Become The Jackson 3

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Say hello to The Jackson 3….

Michael Jackson’s father, Joe Jackson, plans to force the late singer’s children to become a new version of The Jackson 5, according to the claims of a British biographer.

New reports claim the notorious stage parent, now 80, is intent on thrusting the children — Prince Michael, 12, Paris, 11 and Blanket, age 7 — into fame, despite the wishes of his late son, who tried desperately to keep his children out of the spotlight.

“Joe wants the children to go on a world tour in 2010. He has also… offered recording contracts to two of Michael’s kids. Now he is talking about getting them the world’s best backing band and taking them on tour as The Jackson 3,” Ian Halperin, who published an unauthorized biography on the King of Pop earlier this year told The Sun on Monday.

In an interview with ABC’s Good Morning America on Friday, Joe confessed that he could see a future in showbusiness for the Jackson children.