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Janet Jackson says dad Joe belongs to old school

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Washington (ANI): Singer Janet Jackson has revealed that her dad Joe Jackson"s much-publicised abusive ways were more “old school" than cruel. Stories of Joe"s fathering skills emerged when his son late Michael Jackson accused him of beating him and poking fun at his kids, while La Toya insisted the King of Pop had it all wrong, suggesting her brother"s stories were embellished.

Now, Janet has waded into the family debate, insisting her father wasn"t a monster - but he wasn"t a traditional dad.“I think it"s old school and that may extrapolate into being abusive... He"s my father and he"s very strong, he"s very stubborn, has his own way of doing things. That"s Joseph," Contactmusic quoted her as saying.

And she has always referred to her father by his first name - after he corrected her once. “I remember when I had called him daddy and he said, 'No, you call me Joseph, I"m Joseph to you." I never said it again. I was very young, younger than 10... I"ve never questioned it, it is what it is and I"ve just let it go," she added.

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