London, April 5 (ANI): King of Pop Michael Jackson has refused to sing with his brothers after they begged him to stage a Jackson 5 farewell.
Tito, 55, Marlon, 52, and Jackie, 57, all asked the ‘Thriller’ hitmaker if their band could reunite for one gig during one of his 50 sell-out performances at London’s O2 Arena this summer.
According to a family source, fifth brother Jermaine, 54, didn’t join his siblings in pleading for an emotional reunion, though he did say he’d appear if asked.
However, Michael has told them there is ‘no way’ he can accommodate a one-off gig with his brothers.
“The London gigs are probably the last chance they’ll ever have to appear together again but Michael just won’t do it,” the Daily Star quoted the source, as saying.
“Marlon, Jackie and Tito are all deeply hurt and furious over Michael’s refusal to sing with them.
“It would be so easy for him to have them on stage for a few numbers on one night in July or August. Jermaine isn’t so bothered because, I think, deep down he expected the reaction the others got.
“They feel badly rejected and believe that if it had been Michael’s sister Janet asking to guest star he’d have jumped at it because she’s much more famous and successful than they are.
“All four could use the cash they could have generated in just one night singing alongside Michael as The Jackson 5.
“The fans would have loved it but Michael has broken his brothers’ hearts by saying No,” he added. (ANI)