Gladys Knight on Jackson Family Drama: Paris Jackson Wouldn't Have Teeth

October 5, 2015

We may not know what's really going on in the Jackson family household, but we do know that whatever it is, it's full of drama. So much, that mama Jackson just up and left, causing her grandchildren to worry, and an all out war to break out between a few members of the family, including Janet Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, and Michael Jackson's daughter, Paris Jackson. TMZ gossip website has all the scoop.

Meanwhile, the world is watching as it all unfolds. Gladys Knight offered up her opinion on “The Talk” about the saga, and insists that if it was her in the situation, Paris Jackson, 14, would not have any teeth.

“It’s drama,” said Knight. “That’s what it is. If you lived up under the microscope as this family does, everybody has dysfunctionality in their families, either one way or the other. 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.”