Katherine Jackson at the Michael Forever concert held at The Cardiff Millennium Stadium in Wales, (Oct. 8, 2011)
*Michael Jackson’s mother Katherine is “extremely displeased” by reports which claim crew members who worked on the King Of Pop’s tribute concert last month have not been paid in full.
Staffers at the October 8th “Michael Forever” concert event in Wales have taken to Twitter to accuse organizers at Global Live of failing to compensate them for their work.
Katherine Jackson attends a live press conference announcing Global Live Evennts' International Historical Trubute Concert honoring the late pop icon Michael Jackson on July 25, 2011 in Beverly Hills
Mrs. Jackson, who supported organizers of the show, is reportedly upset to hear about the complaints and hopes the situation will be rectified.
A lawyer for the Jackson matriarch tells TMZ, “After Mrs. Jackson did all she could to help promote and make this a great event for all of Michael’s fans, she is extremely displeased to hear that concert promoters have allegedly failed to pay their bills. Katherine is hoping that they step up and take care of their obligations.”
Meanwhile, Jackson, 45, has just joined the ranks of Diana Ross and Elizabeth Taylor after being named the star of Blackgama’s “Legends” campaign. (Watch a behind the scenes video, below)
The honor comes a week after brother Michael’s life and talents were celebrated during an all-star tribute concert in Wales which was a huge success. However, Global Live, the company behind the event, reportedly is in hot water for not paying a $200,000 bill for plane tickets for the performers.
Global Live told TMZ that the bills “are being reconciled.”
L-R Paris Jackson, La Toya Jackson, Alexandra Burke, Prince Jackson and Blanket Jackson pose backstage with cousins at the 'Michael Forever' concert to remember the late Michael Jackson at The Millenium Stadium on Oct. 8, 2011 in Cardiff, United Kingdom.
*Concert promoters behind last weekend’s Michael Jackson tribute concert in Wales are accused of failing to settle a $200,000 bill to cover the VIP flights for the King of Pop’s friends and family.
Organizers at Global Live booked plane tickets from the U.S. for members of the Jackson family and a number of guests, including singer/actor Jamie Foxx and Christina Aguilera, who performed at Michael Forever – The Tribute Concert at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium.
But Entertainment Travel Company, the firm hired to organize the flights, claim Global Live executives are two weeks late in handing over the money and allege they are now struggling to reach the promoters.
L-R Prince Jackson, Blanket Jackson and Paris Jackson appear onstage at the 'Michael Forever' concert to remember the late Michael Jackson at The Millenium Stadium on Oct. 8, 2011 in Cardiff, United Kingdom
But Global Live CEO Chris Hunt insists the matter is in the process of being settled.
“All bills are being reconciled and as they (Entertainment Travel Company) have been told, they will be completely paid in full,” Hunt told TMZ.