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Gladys Knight has weighed in on the alleged physical altercation between Janet Jackson and her niece Paris Jackson, 14, and her comment has generated high-fives and finger-snaps throughout Black America.


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According to TMZ, Randy Jackson, Jermaine Jackson and Janet  stormed into Michael’s home to take his children — Prince Michael, Paris and Blanket — to Arizona to see their grandmother and guardian, Katherine Jackson, who has been resting there.

Paris allegedly didn’t want to go and the situation turned ugly, escalating to the point that Janet slapped her niece and called her a “spoiled little b**ch.”

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Paris allegedly slapped her back, saying, “This is our house. Not the Jackson family house. Get the f–k out!”

Appearing on “The Talk,” Knight had this say to say about the situation:

It’s drama, that’s what it is. If you lived up under the microscope as this family does, everybody has dysfunctionality in their families, either one way or the other. See, I’m from the south and [we] was raised in that southern way. You have to understand Paris is what, 14? How old is Janet? Who’s the one who tries to direct the other one here? And I would think that it’s a good thing she let’s Paris know who she is. She is a Jackson, she shouldn’t be putting the business out there like that. Cause people read into whatever they want to read into, that’s how they get the drama. So, she’s just trying to protect her, in a way. But if she [Paris] called me that, she wouldn’t have any teeth…You respect your elders.

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Gladys Knight on Jackson Family Fight: “Paris Wouldn’t Have Any Teeth” [VIDEO]  was originally published on