Joe Jackson Flashes A Gun In Las Vegas – Report

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October 18, 2012 | 7:31am EST

Michael Jackson’s father Joe stunned onlookers by showing off what appeared to be a handgun at a Las Vegas awards show over the weekend.
The 84 year old was onstage at the Black Music Awards in Sin City when he opened his suit jacket to reveal a holster attached to his belt.
The musical family’s patriarch was recalling a past confrontation with the King of Pop’s bodyguards, and told the crowd, “I carry a piece (gun) everywhere I go… I’m gonna show it to you.”
According to, he insisted, “I’ve been threatened a lot of times and so I need to be safe.”
The entertainment website also published a photograph of Jackson speaking into a microphone at the event while showing off what looked like a revolver tucked underneath his jacket.