Did the man who so famously sang “the kid is not my son” in “Billie Jean” actually have a child the world didn’t know about? The Jackson family — or, at least, brother Jermaine — is speaking out already to welcome 25-year-old Norwegian rapper Omer Bhatti (video here), who was photographed sitting in the front row amongst Michael’s siblings at the singer’s memorial service on July 7. (If true, at least Michael didn’t die a virgin.)
Said Jermaine to reporters yesterday, “If Omer’s his son, he’s his son. We won’t deny it. We are going to give him the same love and care that we give Prince and Paris and Blanket. I can’t clearly say if he is Michael’s but I saw this kid around him.”
Multiple news and gossip outlets are speculating that Bhatti is the product of a one-night stand between Jackson and a Norwegian woman named Pia Bhatti in the mid-’80s.
The boy grew up in Norway, but reportedly met Michael in 1996 during the HIStory tour, spent time at Neverland Ranch, and performed in a traveling Michael Jackson tribute act as a child. He is also said to be seeking a DNA test to find out whether Jackson is in fact his father.
Watch two videos below of young Omer in a very MJ-esque ensemble, breakdancing and moonwalking on an Italian talent show in 1995, and later, rapping under the name Obee — and quite clearly playing up the connection to his possible superstar parent: