Michael Jackson's brother rift
Aug 19, 2008, 11:50 GMT
An aerial view of the Neverland Ranch of US pop singer Michael Jackson in Santa Ynez, 20 November 2003. Former popstar Michael Jackson could lose his California Neverland Ranch EPA/ARMANDO ARORIYO
Michael Jackson hasn't spoken to his brothers for three years after a row about money.
The Jacksons - Michael, Jermaine, Tito, Marlon, Randy and Jackie - were set to appear on stage together next month to receive an Icon Award at the BMI Urban Awards but this now looks unlikely as it has been revealed that 'Thriller' singer Michael hasn't had any contact with his siblings since he was acquitted of child molestation charges three years ago.
It has also been claimed Michael still owes them around $840,000 in royalties, according to the New York Post newspaper.
The Icon Award is given to artists and songwriters whose music contributions have had "a unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers."
Earlier this month, a BMI spokeswoman said all the Jackson brothers except Michael had confirmed they will attend the ceremony at Beverly Hills' Wilshire Theatre.
Last year, Jermaine revealed the brothers had been discussing a reunion, saying: "It could be sometime in 2008. Michael will be involved. We feel we have to do it one more time. We owe that to the fans and to the public.
"Michael has to be involved. He is a Jackson."