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As previously reported, Katherine Jackson, 84, temporarily lost custody of her grandchildren
-- Prince Michael, Paris and Blanket Jackson -- this week after she disappeared for more than a week amid rumours she'd effectively been kidnapped by members of her family. One of Katherine's other grandchildren, TJ Jackson, of band 3T, has been granted temporary guardianship of the three Jackson children.
Katherine Jackson with Prince Michael (L), Prince Michael II 'Blanket' Jackson and Paris Jackson in January this year in Los Angeles. Credit: Getty Images
Katherine Jackson has now returned to California after days of very public infighting amongst the Jacksons, which included a physical altercation between Janet Jackson and her niece Paris
, saying the custody battle was "based on a bunch of lies".While Prince has until now remained silent on the matter, things changed overnight when he took to Twitter to post a screenshot taken from what appears to be his phone
, and addressed to Aunt Rebbie, Austin Jackson and his aunt Janet Jackson. The message sent said: "This is enough so I am texting you for the simple fact that WE DEMAND TO SPEAK TO MY GRANDMA NOW!!!"
Credit: Prince Michael Jackson I/Twitter
The reply message from 'Janet Jackson' was cut off, with only the first line, saying "Don't let them pls" visible. What remains in the rest of text is yet to be seen.Accompanying the screengrab of the text message, Prince posted an extended message to Twitter
about it. The full message is below. "I would first like to start off this tweet by thanking the fans that have always stood by me and my family, my dad really appreciated your support and I still treasure it to this day. As I am sure everyone is well aware of the events that have been going on. I have not been backing up my sister and her tweets avidly because I was waiting for the time to reveal my side. As long as I can remember my dad had repeatedly warned me of certain people and their ways. Although I am happy my grandma was returned, after speaking with her I realized how misguided and how badly she was lied to. I'm really angry and hurt. The following image is of a group chat I had started to several family members. This group text message I had initially sent was replied to but they didn't know that I could see the responses. For this whole time, we were denied contact to our grandmother. "If you continue with your lies I will continue with the truth"-Michael Jackson Jr.
We doubt this will be the last we'll hear from the Jacksons as the family drama continues to unfold.Related Video: Jackson family at war