Joe Jackson // 2009 BET Awards (Press Room)

Joe Jackson, the patriarch of the Jackson family, gave his first public interview since Michael Jackson‘s shocking death to CNN on the red carpet of Sunday’s (Jun 28) 2009 BET Awards. Between him having other people speak for him, referring to his family losing “the biggest superstar in the world” and plugging his new record label at the end, we just think ol’ Joe Jackson was there to show face, instead of honoring his SON. It’s kind of weird how he referred to Mike as “the biggest superstar in the world” instead of his son. He just seems so indifferent to it all. Everything is just business with this guy and the entire interview gives off an awkward vibe.

CNN: I know the last couple of days has been tough for you guys…

Joe: And?… Yeah, it has. It’s been really tough. Remember we just lost the biggest superstar in the world, so it’s been tough…

Continue reading to check out the full interview and for pics of Joe on the red carpet, in the press room and in the audience of the 2009 BET Awards.

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