Oh heeeell nooo!
Janet Jackson is PISSED at Vanity Fair over an article they recently published claiming Michael Jackson's funeral was delayed due to Janet's greed! The article insists that Janet demanded that the ceremony not take place until MJ's estate reimbursed her for the $40K burial-plot deposit she gave to the cemetery, which took close to three months!
Janet has come to expect this crap from tabloids — but NOT from a more reputable source like V.F.!
Mizz Jackson's lawyer says this story is so "untrue" and completely "outrageous," adding:
"This story is particularly hurtful and distressing because of Ms. Jackson's strong desire to serve her brother, whom she loved dearly, and her wish to stand with and support her family."
The real story (according to Janet) is Michael's estate reimbursed her for "some of those expenses" a full year after he passed — and that wasn't even all of the $$$ she threw down for her late bro. She says there were other "private expenses" that she NEVER tried to be repaid for!
The Jackson family is DEMANDING the magazine publish a retraction and reach out to any media outlets that based reports on the V.F. article to inform them of the retraction.
The ball's in V.F.'s court now! Hopefully, they'll admit their mistake so everyone can just move on.
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