In what looked like an episode of The Maury Show, TMZ aired live DNA-test results from FilmOn.com that allegedly indicated there is a 99.9 percent chance that Brandon Howard, 31, the son of R&B singer Miki Howard, is also Michael Jackson’s son.
Now, when I say “allegedly,” it pretty much means, can we trust the results coming from a doctor who bought an orthodontic mouthpiece that once belonged to Michael Jackson? And the man behind the live DNA-test event doesn’t have such a great reputation himself. Alki David was the promoter behind the George Zimmerman-and-DMX fight. David owns the pay-per-view channel that was in the running for making millions off of it.
Before the TMZ live stream, Brandon Howard, who goes by the name B. Howard, admitted on his Facebook page that he took a DNA test recently, but it wasn’t for the purpose of proving that he’s Michael Jackson’s son. Howard also stated that he never made any statement about suing the Jackson estate for money, and that he’s also been very well taken care of.
Needless to say, the reactions to the test results have people talking on Twitter:
So now we’re led to believe that Miki Howard is Billie Jean and the “child is his son”?
Although B. Howard isn’t a stranger to the Jackson family, and some say he even resembles Michael, does it really mean that he’s actually his son?
Any one of us with an extra $20,000 lying around could walk into a plastic surgeon’s office with a picture of the King of Pop and ask for his face.
So for a quick wrap-up: Michael Jackson allegedly had sex with a woman. Who happens to be Miki Howard. Whose nickname is “Billie.” His baby batter made Brandon Howard. Who looks like Tito, Janet and Rebbie. Sure, he can sing, but he’s no Michael Jackson.
Where’s Maury when you need him?
Yesha Callahan is a full-time writer and single mother living in Columbia, Md. She has written for BlogHer, Jezebel and The Grio and has been seen on HuffPost Live and TV One’s NewsOne Now With Roland Martin. She is currently the managing editor of Clutch magazine and is a former comedy and politics writer for BET’s Don’t Sleep! Hosted by T.J. Holmes.