We kind of started forgetting about all the hyped up Michael Jackson post-death news, but it has now emerged that the King of Pop had a "secret son" (who didn't seem to be mentioned in any part of his will..) - which means Jackson might have had four children after all.
25-year-old Omer Bhatti (circled in red), a Norwegian rapper, was seated with the Jackson family at the singer's memorial concert. He was seated between Jackson's son, Prince, and sister Rebbie, 59, in the front row at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on July 7th.
Wearing dark sunglasses and a black suit, Omer blended in with the Jackson family. His appearance at the funeral and his physical "similarities" to Michael's youngest son Prince Michael II (Blanket), has sparked speculation that he is actually the first son of the star.
To make matters even more interesting, Omer has remained in LA since Michael's death and has apparently asked for a DNA test to prove if he is the singer's love child.
Jackson had apparently told close friends several years ago that he fathered Omer after a one-night stand with a Norwegian fan in 1984.
Omer's Pakistani father Riz confirmed his son was at the memorial, but didn't give any further details. He told The Sun: "Yeah, yeah, I know because I was watching. I told my wife, 'Just wait until the Press see this. It's not a small thing." And he was right.
Omer and Blanket look "similar".
Omer's existence first became public in 2003 when US TV show Dateline broadcast a home video of him receiving gifts from Michael.
He and his parents are believed to have lived with Michael on and off in the late Nineties and early 2000s after meeting the singer in Tunisia in 1996. Omer apparently was introduced to Michael in a Tunisia hotel and impressed the singer with his dance moves.
A Fox News report in 2005 claimed Jackson told his friends he was the father, but nobody was sure whether to believe him or not.
An insider told Fox: "I'm not surprised Michael says he's the father. It's a fantasy. But these people did not exist in Michael's life before 1996."
Omer was then frequently photographed with the singer and had become a mini Michael impersonator himself. The following year, the Bhatti family moved from Oslo to California and became employees of Jackson.
Omer's mother Pia worked as a nanny to Prince Michael II, while his father Riz became a chauffeur.
In 2001, Michael dedicated his last studio album Invincible to Benjamin Hermansen, an African-Norwegian friend of Omer's who was killed by neo-Nazis.
In 2003, Omer was photographed visiting the singer while he was having a "detox" holiday in Colorado.
Omer also happened to be in Michael's Neverland ranch in 2003 when it was raided during the child molestation investigation.
The family returned to Norway, but Omer insisted last year he was still in close contact with Jackson. He said: "Loyalto is the most important thing for me. I have contact with Michael, and I think my loyalty to him is the reason we still have our contact. He is an unvbelievable good human being."
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