Gladys Knight has her own opinion on the Jackson family drama that has hit the tabloids and gossip sites.
Recently, video surfaced that showed Janet Jackson trying to take away her niece’s cell phone for Tweeting family business. Some of Paris‘ tweets included details about the showdown over her father Michael’s will as well as the seeming disappearance of her grandmother Katherine.
While visiting “The Talk,” Knight’s read on the situation was that Paris showed disrespect to her family.
“She is a Jackson, she shouldn’t be putting the business out there like that. Cause people read into whatever they want to read into it. That’s how they get the drama,” she said on the show.
Knight said that Janet was actually trying to protect Paris, noting that Michael’s daughter needed to learn from her elders.
“See, I’m from the South and [I] was raised in that southern way,” Knight said. “You have to understand Paris is what, 14? How old is Janet? Who is the one who tries to direct the other one here? And I would think that it’s a good thing she let’s Paris know who she is.”
She later adds that Paris’ antics would have ramifications in her family.
“If she called me that, she wouldn’t have no teeth, that’s the way we were brought up.”
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