Joe Jackson Says He Wont Force Kids Into Show Biz
Posted on Tue Jul 21, 2009 08:30 AM PDT

jacksonshowbiz200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Joe Jackson is backing away from suggestions he made in a recent ABC News interview that Michael Jackson's children should pursue careers in the entertainment industry.

On last night's "Larry King Live," Jackson denied he had any plans to start a musical group with Prince Michael, Paris and Blanket.

"I'm not encouraging them to do nothing," Jackson said. "They have to be what they are, kids at the moment."

Jackson also spoke out about the allegations that he was an abusive and tyrannical father to Michael.

"I never abused my son," Jackson said. "Michael was never beaten."

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