When you think about the Jackson family, the first thought that automatically comes to mind is a musically gifted family because starting from generations such as their father the late Joe Jackson who was a musician and had an ear for music. Then comes the legendary group The Jackson 5 and which later become The Jackson’s which consisted of Michael, Jermaine, Tito Marlon, Jackie and Randy who joined later on after Jermaine left, who went to contribute so much to music and influence many male groups to come after them. 

Michael Jackson the legend and the icon known as the king of pop and one the greatest singers/entertainers to ever do it. Janet Jackson who influence so many women in music with her singing and dancing. She changed the game for women in music. The Jackson’s are not only a musical dynasty, they are music royalty because that is what they truly embodied. Michael who was not only super gifted, talented and known for his signature dance moves, record breaking videos, chart topping music and shows. He broke major barriers in the music and entertainment industry and with the help of his estate and his family, a biopic about his life is in the works and his nephew Jaafar Jackson who is the son of Jermaine is set to portray him in the film. He took to social media to share the exciting news. 

Jaafar posted  a photo on his Instagram page with caption, “I’m humbled and honored to bring my Uncle Michael’s story to life. To all the fans all over the world, I’ll see you soon. Photo by Jourdynn Jackson”. The photo showed him rehearsing and channeling his late uncle. Many members of the music and entertainment industry are beyond excited about the Michael Jackson biopic. The Jackson Official Instagram page left this comment. “πŸ™ŒπŸΎπŸ”₯❀️“. TJ Jackson who is the son of Tito Jackson shared this kind comment. “I’m so proud of you Jaafar. Words can’t express… you got it…..You are truly the only one who can do it right. πŸ™πŸΎ LETS GO! “. 

Famed stylist Ugo Mozie posted this comment under his photo. “Let’s Gooooo!!!!”. Actor and “Snowfall” star Damson Idris posted this comment. “πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯“. Actress Yvette Nicole Brown shared this comment under his photo. “Congrats! You will do him proud!”. Grammy winning songwriter and producer Bryan Michael Cox posted this comment. “HARD!”

The love and support that he has been receiving from his family is amazing 

The Jackson Official Instagram page shared the following: “What better person to portray our brother Michael than our endlessly talented nephew Jaafar Jackson?! We are so proud and very excited for the world to see what we’ve seen for many years! 

Fans everywhere are super excited and definitely agree that Jaafar is incredible choice to portray the late king of pop. One fan left this comment. “Congrats JaafarπŸ‘πŸΎ The best decision!! An actual Jackson Thank you Mr.Fuqua”. Another fan posted this comment. “I think that is awesome…keeping it in the family where Michael’s legacy belongs! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘“. Another fan also shared this comment. “Couldn’t have chosen a better person to play MJ !!! πŸ”₯πŸ™Œ“. 

One follower is an awe with how the family is keeping Michael’s legacy alive and left the following comment. “I think that is awesome…keeping it in the family where Michael’s legacy belongs! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘“. Another follower posted this comment. “That’s Dope! He’s gonna kill it πŸ’™“. Another follower also shared this comment. “best decision!! can’t wait to see the magicπŸ™Œ“. 

Shortly after it was announced that Jaafar landed the role of portraying his uncle in the upcoming biopic, Michael Jackson’s Official Instagram page shared the amazing news in a post. They posted a photo of his nephew with the caption, “Have you heard the news? Michael’s nephew, Jaafar, has been chosen to portray Michael in the upcoming biopic on the King of Pop!”. MJ fans globally are rejoicing and can’t contain their excitement. One fan left this comment. “i’m screaming excited πŸ”₯ what an honor and good luck Jaafar β€οΈ“. Another posted this comment. “Great choice! And I was still puzzling over who would play the main role. I am sure that Jaafar will do everything perfectly”.  Another fan also left this comment under the photo. “Stepping into the feet of his uncle Mike!! That’s the coolest thing EVER πŸŽ΅πŸ‘£β€οΈπŸŽ¬πŸŒŸ“.  Many followers have shared this was the best news that they have heard. One follower posted this comment. “This is the best news ever. I can’t wait to see this biopic now. It feels so relieving that Jaafar is gonna play Michael. I’m sure it’s gonna be great!β™₯οΈπŸ™πŸΌ“. 

The love, excitement and support from his family didn’t end there. His uncle, singer and legend Jackie Jackson shared the news via social media as well. He posted a photo on his Instagram page with the caption, “Proud of my nephew @jaafarjackson who will be starring as @michaeljackson in @gkfilms@antoinefuqua‘s upcoming biopic titled “Michael”, coming πŸ”œ to theaters!πŸ™Œ

Famed director Antoine Fuqua also share a photo on Instagram with the caption, “Proud to announce @jaafarjackson as Michael β€” the motion picture event that explores the journey of the man who became the King of Pop. Coming soon. Photo by Jourdynn Jackson”. Actor and singer Jason Weaver left this comment under the photo. “Can’t WAIT to see this!! Much RESPECT, @antoinefuquaπŸ˜ŠπŸ‘ŠπŸΎπŸ’―πŸ’―πŸ’―πŸ’―“. Actor Emilio Rivera posted a comment. “Congratulations πŸ‘ŠπŸΌπŸ™πŸΌ“. Musican and drummer Jonathan “Sugarfoot” Moffett who performed with Michael Jackson for many years was very excited about the news and left this comment. “This is wonderful!!!”. 

Finally, having the love and support of your family is incredible. When the news was first released that the 26 year old upcoming star was set to play his iconic uncle, the Jackson family matriarch, Katherine Jackson, shared the following in a statement. “Jaafar embodies my son. It’s so wonderful to see him carry on the Jackson legacy of entertainers and performers”.  

Director Antoine also shared the following during a statement. “It’s incredibly exciting to watch Jaafar bring Michael to life. There was such a spiritual connection when I first met Jaafar, who has a natural ability to emulate Michael and such a great chemistry with the camera”. 

The upcoming on his uncle’s life is Jaffar’s first leading role in a major film. The talented young performer has been singing and dancing since age 12. He is the second-youngest son of Jermaine. This movie is going to be one of those films that you are going to talk how amazing it was and be added to the list of phenomenal movies along with the miniseries, “The Jackson’s: An American Dream” released in 1992 which is still a fan favorite and a classic.