“By the way…I am NOT ‘Billie Jean!’”

miki howard*It’s the story everyone is talking about. Or should we say It’s the question everyone is asking: is singer Brandon Howard the son of Michael Jackson?

So far a DNA test, which came out positive, has been mostly debunked and some are saying the father is Joe Jackson or someone in the Jackson family. However, the Jackson brothers recently stated there was no truth to that rumor as well.

Finally, this past Friday, musician Augie Johnson, whose vocal group Side Effect featured Brandon’s mother, singer Miki Howard (pictured), said that he’s Brandon’s father. Interestingly, based on the response we’ve seen on our messageboards, most people don’t believe him. it’s as if they want to believe that Brandon Howard really is Michael’s son or at least a Jackson.

Well, there’s really only one person who can speak on the situation with any authority and that of course is Miki Howard herself. And today she finally addressed the situation in a statement sent to EURweb. But unfortunately her response doesn’t really answer the question. On the other hand, she definitively states that she not Billie jean.

“I love and support my son and the Jackson family. The Jacksons are good very friends. They are beautiful people and have always been loving and supportive of me and my career. As to this claim – at this time I am not at liberty to discuss this as it is common practice in our business that celebrities have non-disclosure agreements. And, we are NOT suing anyone,” Howard said.

By the way…I am NOT ‘Billie Jean!’”

“I am NOT ‘Billie Jean!’” Hmm, you think maybe that’s a clue to the bigger question?

Stay tuned.

brandon howard & miki howard

Brandon Howard & Miki Howard

Grammy-nominated Howard already has a stunning catalog of music wide ranging in style – from the breezy “Come Share My Love” and the steamy funk of “Ain’t Nobody Like You” to her soul-stirring signature “Love Under New Management,” the jazzy “Imagination” and the inferno that is “That’s What Love Is” (her duet with the late, great Gerald Levert). She has performed with jazz greats Roy Ayers and Grover Washington, Jr., as well as Earth Wind & Fire’s Philip Bailey, Charlie Wilson and the Gap Band, among others. Howard was also honored to portray the legendary Billie Holiday in Spike Lee’s film Malcolm X.