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July 06, 2018

Janet Jackson makes an appearance with 1-year-old son during Joe's funeral

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The youngest daughter of Joe Jackson relied on her 1-year-old son to give her comfort during  Joe Jackson's funeral. 

Janet Jackson and her siblings bid their father Joe Jackson goodbye last Monday, along with other family members. The private service was held at Forest Lawn in Glendale, California, where Joe's son Michael Jackson is also entombed

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TMZ previously broke the story that the Jackson patriarch was died of pancreatic cancer, after battling the illness for quite a while. 

While Michael is buried in a mausoleum at Forest Lawn, it is unclear whether his father will join him there, or his resting place will be nearby. When Michael was alive, he did not have the best relationship with his father. Prior to his death, the King of Pop had cut his father out of his will, leaving his mother Katherine and his children as the beneficiaries. This was due to the fact that while he was responsible for the creation of his children's careers, he used an iron fist to get them there. He was known for physically beating his children with belts, which Michael has repeatedly shared in interviews, and forcing them to endure long hours of practice to perfect their performances.

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Last Monday, the service was private to give way to the mourning Jacksons, but a public service has followed. 

During the service, Janet Jackson carried her son, making sure to garner enough strength from him during such a tough time

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Joe was responsible for Janet's career, just like all of his other children. When Janet turned 16, he made sure to get her a recording contract with A&M Records, and under his supervision, she made two memorable pop albums. However, after a few years of being under her own father's watch, she severed professional ties with her dad due to the intense scrutiny from Joe.

Despite this, Janet had nothing but nice words to say about her father during her Billboard Music Awards acceptance speech, saying her "incredible father shaped her to be who she is today"

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Now that the Jackson patriarch has passed away, people are talking about the legacy he brought into the world, which was his guidance of his children to become one of the most iconic entertainment dynasties ever, and the iron fist he used to make it happen. 

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