Associates of singer Brandon Howard have claimed that the singer is the son of late pop superstar Michael Jackson. And according to a recent DNA test, it looks like friends of the 31-year old may be telling the truth. It was reported by TMZ that a DNA test would be performed to determine whether or not Howard, who goes by the stage name of B. Howard, is actually MJ’s kid with R&B singer Miki Howard.
According to test results obtained by Alki David and FilmOn.com, there is a 99.9% chance Howard is Jackson’s illegitimate son. Reportedly, David used MJ’s dental impression from a Beverly Hills doctor that was allegedly filled with Michael’s DNA, despite the fact that the impression was 30 years old. David obtained the impression at an auction.
B. Howard was not present for the unveiling of the test results. David would not say which lab performed the DNA test, but insists it showed a match.
Miki Howard enjoyed a moderately successful R&B career in the 1980s and 1990s, with hits such as “Love Under New Management” and “Come Share My Love.” Miki was managed by Michael Jackson’s father, Joe Jackson, in the early 1980s. Miki allegedly met Michael Jackson in 1982, and Brandon is the result of an apparent romantic relationship.
B. Howard has not spoken publicly about the DNA unveiling and has reportedly distanced himself from the event. It is speculated that he would go after Michael Jackson’s estate if it is proven inconclusively that he is Jackson’s son. However, estate lawyer Howard Weitzman says they’ve never heard of or been contacted by Howard. “Any deadline for claiming to be Michael’s child has long since passed,” stated Weitzman to TMZ.