Cleveland Native Michael Jackson’s Son? TMZ Calls DNA Results ‘Bogus’

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The suggestion that a 31-year-old Cleveland native could be Michael Jackson’s son got its share of Internet play after DNA results revealed Thursday supposedly confirmed a match.

However, on Friday, TMZ reported the DNA lab that supposedly did the testing does not exist.  Furthermore, TMZ said the logo from the purported lab was ripped from Terminator Salvation.

All the buzz centered around Brandon Howard, who is the son of singer Miki Howard. Michael Jackson’s father, Joe, represented her back in the 1980s.

According to TMZ, Miki and Jackson met in 1982 and Brandon was born soon after.

Howard is now a singer who goes by the name B. Howard. According to TMZ, he grew up in Cleveland but currently lives in Miami.

Sources told TMZ, Howard somehow acquired DNA from an old orthodontic device worn by Jackson. Those DNA results reportedly showed a match.

According to the test results — obtained by Alki David and his company,, Brandon Howard was deemed to be almost certainly Michael’s son after testing revealed a 99.9% match.

When the “results” were made public, TMZ published its update saying the results were not legitimate.

On Thursday, we asked Fox 8 viewers what they thought …

FilmOn published a statement from Howard, released through his manager Scott Broomfield:

“To my fans, family, and friends, despite recent allegations, I did not authorize the testing of my DNA to be compared to that of the late Michael Jackson nor did I contact TMZ regarding the publication of the story.

This spring, I agreed to be a part of a documentary with FilmOn.TV and was asked to give a sample of my DNA. Even though I agreed to this I never expected it to be used in this manner.

To this day, I have never claimed to be Michael Jackson’s son nor do I have any intention of pursuing the family’s estate.”

Watch the above video to see how Howard does look and sound a bit like the late King of Pop.

Watch the video below that Brandon put up on his Facebook page.

*Click here to read more from TMZ.


  • BILL

    It does look like MJ, but only after MJ’s many surgeries, Before MJ’s sugeries as everyone knows, he looked nothing like the day he passed, compared to back in the day before all his plastic surgeries. Does anyone really know if this kid had plastic sugery to resemble MJ? Any child would have come forward way before their parent passed…. just sayin….

    • Angie

      He resembles Michael from the “Off the Wall” – “Thriller” years. And BILL in the 80 the only surgery Michael had done was his nose. Which was done due to when he fell onstage and broke it. Don’t know to much do you. His drastic surgeries started in the 90’s

  • Lemontwist

    It was all fake go on they are now saying “the DNA test results that allegedly prove 31-year-old Brandon Howard is Michael Jackson’s son are BOGUS … in fact, so bogus … the logo from the so-called DNA testing lab was ripped from “Terminator Salvation.”

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  • PinkLatrina

    He does look like him and sound like him. He reminds me of the Michael Jackson I wanted to marry when I was 8 years old. Off the Wall, yes. But I don’t see Miki Howard and Michael together. I guess opposites attract.

  • Willard Snowe

    Told a lie for shameless self promotion. It worked. Got his name and videos
    all over the news. News outlets should sue him for advertising time. Gotta love
    the “I gots mine” mentality.

  • BILL

    Shut up Angie, the kid could have had plastic surgeries lately so he could resemble him when he decided to make this bogus claim. I, unlike you, don’t waste my life away studying some knee grows life!!!

  • Bobbie Zahorodnij

    He may or may not be Micheal’s son but he has got to be one of the Jackson siblings kids. He looks and sounds alot like them all. He looks more like he could be one of Micheal’s kids then the actual kids they say are biologically his!!

  • Joe Code stud

    Tmz is exactly like any other liberal news site out there. Report it first and sell your narrative foremost. Don’t ever let lack of facts get in the way of your narrative.

  • Nahnah

    Billy Jean remember this song? This song may have been for this young mans mother, maybe he is, maybe he isn’t!!! Why bash him right now. How about wait and see if he is really out for the money! Man people are harsh! Good luck to Brandon and the Jackson family!

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