Joe Jackson at the BET Awards '09 – 'I Wish Mike Were Here…'

October 5, 2015

Joe Jackson showed up to the BET Awards show to acknowledge and appreciate the tribute that BET was giving on behalf of his son, the late Michael Jackson.

He tells CNN's Don Lemon outside the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California:

“I wish the world had recognized him when he were living.”

“Right now he's bigger than ever. But I wish he was here to see all this, to hear all this.”

When asked about circumstances surrounding his son's death, he said, “I have a lot of concerns but I can't get into that. … I don't like what happened.”

Joe Jackson, BET Awards 09 – Michael Jackson Tribute