“See, I’m from the south and [we] was raised in that southern way. You have to understand Paris is what, 14? How old is Janet? Who’s the one who tries to direct the other one here? And I would think that it’s a good thing she let’s Paris know who she is. She is a Jackson, she shouldn’t be putting the business out there like that. Cause people read into whatever they want to read into, that’s how they get the drama. So, she’s just trying to protect her, in a way. But if she [Paris] called me that, she wouldn’t have any teeth…You respect your elders.”—Gladys Knight weighs in on the Jackson fiasco (via fuckyeahjanet)
You prevent a child from seeing their elder, you deserve to get cursed out.
“But I’m here to speak for all injustice.You gotta remember something,the minute I started breaking the all-time record in record sales—I broke Elvis’s records,I broke the Beatles’ records—the minute they became the all-time best selling albums in the history of the Guinness Book of World Records,overnight they called me a freak,they called me a homosexual,they called me a child molester,they said I tried to bleach my skin.They did everything to try to turn the public against me.This is all a complete conspiracy,you have to know that.I know my race.I just look in the mirror,I know I’m Black.It’s time for a change.And let’s not leave this building and forget what has been said.Put it into your heart,put it into your conscious mind,and let’s do something about it.We have to! It’s been a long,long time coming and a change has got to come.So let’s hold our torches high and get the respect that we deserve.”—Michael Jackson,speaking of racism in 2002 (via thankyoufortheparty)