8. Janet Jackson demands retraction
Janet Jackson will not tolerate lies. The "Control" singer is demanding that Vanity Fair retract a story, claiming that Michael Jackson’s burial was delayed because she wanted his estate to pay her back the $40,000 deposit on his plot.
E! News reports that Janet’s lawyer, Blair G. Brown, labeled the story "untrue" and "outrageous" in a letter to the publication’s editor-in-chief, Graydon Carter.
"This story is particularly hurtful and distressing because of Ms. Jackson’s strong desire to serve her brother, whom she loved dearly," Blair wrote, "and her wish to stand with and support her family." The lawyer clarified that Janet paid for Michael’s funeral and his estate did reimburse her for "some of those expenses" the next year.