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Was 'Billie Jean' Michael Jackson's lover? A DNA test may say so

Michael Jackson’s estate is embroiled in more controversy. It was recently revealed that the King of Pop could have fathered a child, who is now 31 years old. Brandon Howard, who is the son of famed R&B singer Miki Howard, is rumored to be the son that Jackson sung about in his 1983 hit “Billie Jean.” Miki Howard apparently went by the nickname “Billy”, and in an example of art potentially imitating life,  Jackson’s song, interestingly enough, has the lyrics, “Billie Jean’s not my lover, she’s just a girl who claims that I am the one, but the kid is not my son.”

According to the International Business Times, Brandon Howard’s DNA is a 99.9 percent match to Michael Jackson. A Beverly Hills dental surgeon allegedly had a sample of Jackson’s DNA from an earlier procedure, then conducted a test with Howard. According to a video Howard released on his Facebook page, Howard wanted to end speculation about his connection to Jackson.

Nevertheless, the test reportedly has proved otherwise. Now speculation abounds as to the real reason behind this latest revelation. Most believe that Howard is angling at a piece of the King of Pop’s fortune. However, Jackson’s will, which has been hotly contested, specifically denotes who is heirs are, as well as who is entitled to his fortune. In essence, his children, Paris, Prince and Blanket were the only heirs mentioned besides his mother. Also, the will had the language, “Except as otherwise provided in this will…I have intentionally omitted.”

Source:, “Michael Jackson has a secret child? DNA test of singer Brandon Howard is a 99.9% match to the King of Pop,” Suman Varandani, Mar. 7, 2014

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