MICHAEL JACKSON's father JOE has confirmed the late King of Pop was the biological father of OMER BHATTI, the boy long rumoured to be his fourth child.
Speculation surrounding the relationship between Jackson and the 25-year-old dancer reached fever pitch after Bhatti was given a front row seat at the entertainer's Los Angeles memorial service in July.
Joe Jackson has now stepped in to end the long-standing rumours, noting the pair's striking similarities and insisting he's always known about his son's secret child.
He tells Newsone.com, "Yes I knew he had another son, yes I did. He looks like a Jackson, he acts like a Jackson, he can dance like a Jackson. This boy is a fantastic dancer as a matter of fact. I don't know (if he will be the future of the Jacksons). I can't say that yet until I see it happen."
Bhatti is said to have requested a DNA test to determine if Jackson was his dad, amid reports the singer fathered him after a one night stand in 1984.
Reports from the U.S. allege Bhatti's mother, Pia, is also the mother of Jackson's youngest son, Prince Micheal II, aka Blanket - who was delivered by an anonymous surrogate.
The singer's two eldest children Prince Michael, 12, and Paris, 11, were born to Jackson's ex-wife, Debbie Rowe.