If there’s one thing Janet Jackson wants to make clear, it’s that she’s no Joe Jackson.

A few weeks ago, TMZ erroneously spread misinformation that accused Janet of cursing at and slapping her 14-year-old niece Paris Jackson.

TMZ's original (now deleted) story about Janet Jackson slapping Paris Jackson

But the gossip site has now been forced to recant its falsehoods after threats of legal action by Janet’s team.

Read TMZ‘s retraction statement below:

Janet Jackson did not slap or verbally abuse Paris Jackson during a confrontation at the Jackson family home in Calabasas last week.

TMZ published a story last week based on sources who told us Janet went off on Michael Jackson’s daughter after the singer tried to grab Paris’ cell phone. We also reported Janet called Paris a “spoiled little bitch.”

Although we believed the story to be true when we published it, we have now determined it was not correct … Janet did not slap or otherwise touch Paris, nor did she verbally abuse her.

In other words … “Oops!”

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