Who Knew Randy Jackson & Michael Had Beef That Almost Got Randy Shot?!!
So who knew that Randy Jackson & Michael Jackson had beef that almost got Randy shot?!! Well, according to MJ’s former bodyguards, Bill Whitfield and Javon Beard, things used to sometimes get out of hand at Michael Jackson’s ‘Neverland Ranch’ with “vultures” as MJ called them, and sometimes with a few of his family members as well. In particular, Whitfield and Beard told a very detailed story about MJ’s baby brother, Randy Jackson causing ruckus at MJ’s home. In their book, “Remember the Time: Protecting Michael Jackson in His Final Days,” Whitfield and Beard gave first hand accounts of what it was like spending damn near their every waking hour with their “boss,” Michael Jackson, for the last two and a half years of his life from Dec. 2006 to his MJ’s last breathe in June 2009.
Their book was not the typical tell-all, like so many others have attempted to create who were close to MJ, it was instead very respectful, but still very open, and a very detailed account of the man they got to know like the back of their hands, MJ- his likes, his dislikes, his quirks, and his annoyance of some of those he loved dearly. That brings us back to Randy Jackson. Apparently there was some major drama that went down when MJ was home and Randy unexpectedly showed up to Neverland and almost got sprayed with bullets by Whitfield! See what happened below…
According to MJ’s bodyguards, Bill Whitfield and Javon Beard, MJ got to a point where he became tired of some of his family members frustrating him, so he started making everyone, EXCEPT Mama Katherine of course, make an appointment to see him and apparently some of them didn’t appreciate having to do that. Randy decided to take his disapproval for MJ’s new visitation rule into his own hands one day and like we said, he almost ended up getting shot over it. Here is what Whitfield and Beard explained about that whole incident:
Whitfield: I came between [Randy’s car] and the house, drew my pistol and took aim at the driver. I had the laser sight right on his chest and the only thing running through my mind was, ‘Whoever this is, they’re about to get shot.’ The driver ducked down and out the corner of my eye I saw this woman in the passenger seat. That threw me. I wasn’t expecting to see a woman. Then the driver lifted his head up and I saw who it was and I froze. ‘Holy sh*t, I thought. That’s his brother. That’s Randy Jackson.’
Beard:“He started screaming, cussing his brains out, rapping all this stuff about money he’s owed and how he’s not leaving without it. ‘Michael owe me money! I want my fu*kin’ money! I ain’t fu*kin’ moving till I get my fu*kin’ money!'”
Whitfield: “I didn’t care what he wanted. I just wanted him outside the gate. I put my pistol away, trying to cool things down. I asked him to exit his vehicle so we could talk in a civilized manner. He refused. He just sat there in the car, threatening to call the press if he didn’t get to see his brother. I didn’t want him to call the press, and I couldn’t call the cops because that would just bring the press too. I was stuck. I had this angry little asshole cussing in my face, and I couldn’t do anything about it.”
Michael was so fed up with the Randy drama at his front gate, that he didn’t even attend his good friend, Elizabeth Taylor’s 75th birthday party that was taking place that evening and that he’d been planning for all week. Beard and Whitfield said MJ was really excited about surprising Taylor at her party and that they hadn’t seen MJ that excited in a long time, but by the time Joe was able to finally get Randy to leave, Michael was like “forget it” and went to sleep.
That Randy Jackson is something else, isn’t he?!! We all know money can make folks do something strange for some change, but what in the world was he thinking crashing into the gate like that? He’s lucky the bodyguards didn’t shoot first and ask questions later.
I’m not sure if Randy and MJ ever made up, or if Randy ever got the money he said MJ owed him, but at the end of it all, they were still blood and although we’ve heard many wild stories about the Jackson fam,’ one thing we have probably all witnessed at some point or another, is that they have stuck together through thick and thin. Randy was right there by MJ’s side throughout his trial in 2005 as a matter of fact.
Mama Katherine is probably the glue that has held that fam’ together throughout all of the craziness for all these years and now that she is getting up in age, hopefully another Jackson assumes that role to keep the Jackson bond rock solid.