Prince Jackson weighs in on family feud: 'Really angry and hurt'
Even with Katherine Jackson back home in Southern California, the Jackson family feud continues as Prince Jackson broke his silence early Thursday morning, saying he is "really angry and hurt."
Michael Jackson's son posted a lengthy message on Twitter at about 5 a.m.: "I would first like to start off this tweet by thanking the fans that have always stood by me and my family..."
He also linked to an extended tweet that said: "As I am sure everyone is well aware of the events that have been going on. I have been holding off on backing up my sister and her tweets avidly because I was waiting for the time to reveal my side. As long as I can remember my dad had repeatedly warned me of certain people and their ways. Although I am happy my grandma was returned, after speaking with her I realized how misguided and how badly she was lied to. I’m really angry and hurt."
He continued by stating he had started a group chat with several family members. A photo he posted to Twitter within the hour of the first tweet showed that the group chat involved Rebbie, Austin and Janet Jackson.
"This is enough so I am texting you for the simple fact that WE DEMAND TO SPEAK TO MY GRANDMA NOW!!!" Prince Jackson texted to his family, according to the photo.
Janet Jackson allegedly responded, "Don't let them pls."
"For this whole time, they denied us contact to our grandmother. 'If you continue with your lies I will continue with the truth.' " Prince Jackson added.
He signed the tweet with his name, Michael Jackson Jr.
The tweets came after family members reported over the weekend that Katherine Jackson, Michael Jackson's mother, was missing. Los Angeles County sheriff's officials and other members of the Jackson family have said she was out of state with family members.
Some family members speculate that she was kidnapped in a bid to enlist her in a fight over Michael Jackson's fortune. However, Katherine Jackson denied she had been kidnapped, saying she was "good and fine."
-- Melissa Leu