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There wasn't a dry eye in the house when R&B/Soul legend Diana Ross serenaded Michael Jackson's mom, Katherine Jackson, at her sold out Las Vegas residency show. Ms. Ross, 75, sang a rendition of Michael Jackson's hit "You Are Not Alone". Diana posted a video on her Instagram page on Saturday, Aug. 17 (watch video below).

Katherine Jackson doesn't look happy, probably because she has endured years of public attacks on her son Michael's legacy. At age 89, she should be enjoying her twilight years, not worrying about former friends attempting to tarnish Michael's lifetime achievements.

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Yes, that is Diana's beautiful daughter Rhonda Ross in the video. As you know, Rhonda was fathered by Berry Gordy, founder of Motown Records. Gordy signed Michael and his brothers, the Jackson 5, to their first major record deal in 1968, after Gladys Knight discovered them at the Apollo Theater and sent him a demo tape of their music in 1967.

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"You Are Not Alone" was the second single off Michael's ninth studio album HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I (1995). It was written by now incarcerated singer/songwriter R. Kelly in response to personal struggles in Michael's life. "You Are Not Alone" earned a Guinness World Record for the first song to debut at No. 1 in the 37-year history of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. "You Are Not Alone" was the final No. 1 hit in Michael's stellar career.
 

  • Bushbabe

    Katherine looks annoyed.

  • iWasteTime

    This video and shorty drop kicking the mannequin and her man have had me dying the last few days. Mrs. Jackson's face says it all!!

  • Guest

    The woman is elderly. I guess folks wanted her to sit there grinning. smh.
    I love how Rhonda Ross looks just like her mama out of all Diana's daughters. She has the same smile.

  • SaltineCrackers

    Ms. Katherine is still looking good!

  • Seldomseen

    Mamma Kat like lady get your boob off my good wig.

  • KarmaBackAround

    Waymenitttttt.. i never in my years knew her oldest daughter was berry gordy's... wow!

  • TheWildChild

    She looks good but maybe she's suffering from dementia, reason for the unhappy look. ?Did Diana forget the words to this song ??

  • Carrington

    Katie Mae looks more like her mama than she ever did. I guess, I only remember Martha as an old lady so I never saw it until Katie Mae started to become that old lady too. You talking about some good assed home made ice cream!

  • Cricket404

    Katherine ain't never been one for the cameras, that was Joe's bag. She probably is uncomfortable with all the attention. Is Damita Jo still performing in Las Vegas?

  • Shenanigans1

    Omg. She didn’t come tell the daughter until she was a teenager. She married a guy and made him think Rhonda was his. It’s just wild bc Rhonda looks just like Berry.

  • Dontgetdraggedputa??

    Yall dont know how much it hurts that most of my favorite songs ever are by or written by r kelly. I wanna beat his ass for this betrayal im...

    Auntie kathy looks good and so does diana with them airy vocals

  • Gloria

    Not a smile on Katherine’s face. Not a nod or even little bounce to the beat. And her arms are folded as a protective mechanism. She can’t stand dirty Diana ?

  • Soon2BWife

    ***Cringe***

  • Navybeans95

    ??

  • MsSapphire9800

    Love me some Diana Ross...she gained my upmost respect..the time she performed in the rain in Central Park. Diana and Katherine are classy elderly beautiful women.

  • SoulfulLove
  • SoulfulLove

    Morning! Have you seen the vid with the little girl attempting to jump rope?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    What did Diana do?

  • Kanyade

    Mrs Jackson obviously does not want to be there.
    https://media0.giphy.com/media/jIsl3c7ws30iY/giphy.gif

  • CookieMobster

    Why did I think Dianna was singing into a purple dildo, at 1st glance. https://media2.giphy.com/media/Zfel0A5zMsffy/giphy.gif

  • She.Is.Not.Ready

    Omg I was uncomfortable just watching.

  • Renee26

    Ms. Katherine looked unmoved

    Who was that tryna take Diana's mic?? ?

  • Renee26

    Scrolls back up and hollers at the still shot ???

    That's what it looks like Sis; you are not alone ?

  • Renee26

    Publicity stunt ?

  • Renee26

    Prolly tried to turn her son str8

  • Judi Jupiter

    You ain't lie.. I was listening to the Life soundtrack saying what a sick but talented man... that soundtrack is still great

  • Christopher Gibson

    Damita Jo's last show was on August 17th

  • Sha

    Agree, she never liked the attention. She is still beautiful though.

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    Beautiful

  • Sha

    Rebe is the oldest girl, Diana has a lot of children.

  • TriniHarlem

    Im going to continue to keep it cute and put it on mute with Diana. And Katherine respectfully looks like she's ready to be an ancestor and is over this life. She deserves

  • Sha

    Really, I was a big Jackson 5 & Michael Jackson fan. I didn't know that but she looks just like her dad, so how did that happened?

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    All respect for Mother Katherine. She looks beautiful.

  • ALLMINE?

    Her daughter has Diana's old complexion.

  • KarmaBackAround

    Huh? I thought rebe was mama jacksons daughter?

  • Sha

    Lol, old complexion

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    In the meantime, Mother Katherine looks bored and like her inner voice is saying: Now this hussie know i ain't never cared for her....lol jkjk I respect Diana, even after the Supreme Tell All books.

  • KarmaBackAround

    Girllll cut it out! Ohhh emmm geee.. she looks jus like him!!!

  • xxxgracious

    Why you always gotta be so bad?? ???

  • xxxgracious

    Fortunate is my favorite song written by R. Kelly and sung by Maxwell. And Street Dreams Remix is my favorite Nas song ft. R. Kelly. Damn shame...

  • ALLMINE?

    ?

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Ok!!

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Gone wrong... Katherine looks like "CHIIIIILE take me home"

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Nuffin EXTRAORDINARY!

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    I'm still playing his songs.. HIS BUSINESS WITH HIS PERSONAL LIFE IS HIS!!!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Hell most folks already over this life ... this shyt show down here Chile! Ancestors Know!!!!!!!!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Log out !

  • MsPam

    That’s Rebbie Jackson-Brown . I can tell from that awful wig. Mrs. Jackson is faithful servant to Jehovah God, she’s a perfect example. I need to get myself together, I’m trying. ?

  • iWasteTime

    Yes!!!
    Sis rolled all the way over and who ever is recording sound effect had me screaming !!

  • Meme

    Mrs Jackson looks as though she'd rather be at home with her feet up sucking on some marshmellows watching the afternoon matinée with a hot cup of cocoa on her side table

  • TriniHarlem

    Chilllllllleeeeee mouthful you just said. I'm literally working on being closer and getting rid of that fear. I'm being a little coded but you're smart to get what I'm saying ???

  • KcoolMuziq

    Diana(whom I briefly sat behind her daughter Rhonda at an award show)was in Vegas the same time as Katherine's(whom didn't seem to trilled when i walked in Janet's dressing room) Daughter Miss Janet Jackson ! I wonder why Katherine didn't make an appearance at Janet's show? She just ended her SOLD OUT residency there a few days ago. With a whose who of entertainers in attendance including her good friend Jussie Smollett & Mary J Blige who attended on a brief break from her own tour.

  • Fire & Ice

    Homemade ice cream!!! You have ties that close?!?!

  • Fire & Ice

    Mama Jackson is tired and ready to go see Michael ?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    They got ya ... they do know da struggle is real .... they went through the same ..... and I thank God They are here to help cause chile ..... Fools on da damn loose https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c1425c997ed3319b16098cad0d4bebaabde80cd22860d557863b4ff2c949aed9.gif and my ancestors and myself say not tuday !!!!!!! Get burned coming for my azz !!!! It will automatically give ya Karma !!!!

  • Guest

    Exactly. The woman is elderly. I would want to be home too.

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    Didn't Ms Katherine have a stroke? Or does she have alzheimer's? She doesn't seem to be, for lack of a better term, in the moment. If you know what I mean. - Look I'm not going joke about this video until I find out Ms Jackson really wasn't with Ms Ross's serenade.

  • KarmaBackAround

    Okayyyy! Diana stank ass breath breathin all in her face n on her neck that lady looks disturbed!

  • Karen Brady

    I was thinking the same thing. If Mama K could curse she'd be like "now this old bytch... done laid up with half of Motown back in the day and had by baby Michael trying to look just like her"

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    She was there but probably didn't want to be called out.

  • Karen Brady

    LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. Okay.

  • Karen Brady

    Time out. We'll see you later. It do look like an eggplant or something though.

  • Karen Brady

    LOL

  • Karen Brady

    Typically is where Lady D is involved.

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    You know Katherine always kept it real.

  • Guess Who

    Diana been bleach tf out of her skin.

  • Starburst

    Lawd! I've always wondered about that too. At first I thought it was the rouge being two shades lighter, but I don't know.

  • Starburst

    Ma Katherine looks unmoved.

  • ALLMINE?

    Hmmmmmm. Strange right?

  • Starburst

    Get out! R Kelly wrote Fortunate. Wow! That R Kelly is one talented MF.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile !!!

  • Lame Ass LA

    I had the privilege of seeing Queen Diana 10 yrs ago when i was 26 at LA Live...she was vibrant, energetic, sang beautifully, basked in the radiance of her equally energetic MATURE audience of ALL BACKGROUNDS who clapped and sang along to her legendary jams...my personal fav was My World is Empty Without You. Her band was stellar, wardrobe was perfectly fitted, just a PERFECT night.

  • AveIvy

    Plus, Mother Jackson has said time & time again that whenever she thinks of Michael she gets very sad. So why did Diana sing his song! It's insensitive for her to do that to his mother but I'm sure she needed it for her show.

  • Starburst

    Diana has kids by 3 different men.

  • Anji

    Rhonda has her Mom's old complexion. Ms. Katherine wasn't impressed.

  • KarmaBackAround

    I know that. What i didnt know is the oldest was her bosses! Thats my point..

  • currvalicious

    Ms. Katherine probably doesn't even know where she is. I like Rhonda Ross Kendrick. Her son Raif has so much personality.

  • SpiceGirl
  • Meme

    Yes I know I would too!

  • Meme

    Log out for saying what I was thinking lol

  • Starburst

    Gotcha!

  • Karen Brady

    Dirty Diana :-) :-) :-) :-)

  • Karen Brady

    She got down and durty :-)

  • Karen Brady

    LMAAOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • Daffanyrose

    Yes he does and I loved his big fro when he introduced Diana in some award ceremony last year

  • https://plus.google.com/112554936495871947070 Don’t touch my laptop!

    https://media3.giphy.com/media/4t0p7e0FielS8/giphy.gif
    Why her breath gots to be stanky lmaooo

  • Daffanyrose

    You so ignorant

  • Facts and Receipts

    Bc she an alcoholic lol.

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    Riiiight... Riiight!

  • Undecided

    Michael Jackson ruined his own legacy all by himself

  • JayBird

    She's probably seen her show.

  • Facts and Receipts

    I saw this and didnt like it when I saw it. Why are you parading Mama Kate up there like that and you know she is...not well? Fukk your old alcoholic ass for this Diane. YES> Diane.

  • Parent

    Even though Ms. Katherine didn't look enthused about Diana serenading her, this video moved me to tears.

    My hubby's grandmother just passed. She would have been 90 years old in September. Black grandmothers have this stature about them. They are so strong and are the backbone of their families. The care they give is limitless. They keep so much inside but still keep composure and pride. My hubby shared such a special bond with her. When he was younger working demolition she would always wash his clothes soon after he came home. Always made sure he was up early for work and always had something to eat. She was always so proud of him.

    I can look at this video and see Ms. Katherine's pain. Can't even imagine what she's had to endure. I hope she is at peace.

  • Coy little wink

    Katherine looks like my favorite emoji ?

  • KarmaBackAround

    ???? cause she over 70 yrs old n im sure that aint that same breath she was serenading with 30 and 40 yrs ago

  • KarmaBackAround

    ????...chiii that aint that 1970 breath she use to serenade with she is trippin all on the woman neck!

  • KarmaBackAround

    ??

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    She and Mike fugged?

    Diana was trying to Mrs. Robinson Mike?
    Mercy.

  • LoneWolf1986

    Diana and Katherine have been friends for decades and Katherine has attended several of Diana's concerts throughout the years. They also have a friendship outside of the limelight and Diana also visits with her at her home.

  • LoneWolf1986

    You're as ignorant as the day is long. Diana and Katherine are in fact friends. Why else would she be at Diana's concert? You may want to think before you type.

  • Assigned Female @ Birth

    Diana was messing with Berry for her benefit in the group. When she got pregnant it was arranged that she marry the man who would later be the father of her other two daughters. The man knew her first child wasn't his.

  • Miss Thang

    Lol @ “Diane” whew you went way back lol

  • Miss Thang

    Lol

  • Miss Thang

    ??

  • DeeFromLA

    Why did I think Diana was holding a flat iron over Miss Katherine?

  • Renee26

    IJS... Dirty Diana ?

  • Renee26

    ?

  • Renee26

    It's in my nature ?

  • Bree

    Watching this performance, I felt so bad for Katherine Jackson. I know she is in old age. She did not look very happy. I hope she is receiving the proper care she so deserves from those around her.

  • Dee Dee

    My first glance was the same thing. Lol. Miss Katherine been through some stuff, the things she has seen.. Diana still pretty.

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  • imright

    ms jackson doesn't seem amused ?

  • Fire & Ice

    I know ?

  • ClaireHuxtable

    I prolly wouldn't have been thrilled to see you either, Kcool! U tell errybody's bizness l0l! https://media2.giphy.com/media/fvflCa0IDDqVR91sG8/giphy.gif

  • Shenanigans1

    Right! She’s got his eyes and everything.

  • Shenanigans1

    Lol watch Dreamgirls. They say that’s Diana’s early life. But seriously when she was in the supremes she messed around with Berry and got pregnant but quickly married someone else.

  • Pamela

    MJ was straight. May he RIP.

  • Pamela

    ?????

  • Kddovelove06

    Me too!

  • ShWa

    Mrs. Jackson doesn't seem bothered, maybe her medical condition or she is sad.

  • Queen B

    Damn I love Michael!!!

  • Reenaface

    ??????

  • Reenaface

    I'm glad to know that, we better appreciate them while they're still here.

  • $92471650

    she too old for the non sense. She prob tires and ready to go watch soap operas or something.

  • EasyBreezy

    Yall DO know Diana is scandalous like that.........

  • TransMichelle
  • Chhzz

    Damn. I just caught that?

  • Chhzz

    Mrs Jackson probably has a back story to Diana. I like Diana but a lot of artist said she played very dirty and was scandalous

  • Chhzz

    Please don't age Shame. I know a few people in they late 90s still dipping and do it . Very aware and maybe more so then us youngins. My 94 great aunt will check a ish quick.

  • currvalicious

    Age shame?? I didn't mention anything about her age in my post - you did. And again, no, she doesn't look much aware of her surroundings.

  • Li-Wright

    Catherine probably looks sad because SHE'S OLD!!! AND DISABLED. I don't know anybody over age 80 who's happy, sorry about that. Especially if they're in poor health. Plus, remember she just lost Joe too.

  • Renee26

    Was he?? I never got that vibe from him

  • Chapter29Chick

    Looks like Dianna has a hot comb in her hand on the 1st picture like “Lemmie get them beady bees real quick 4 u Mrs Jackson”

  • Chapter29Chick

    She prolly about 2 fall asleep. Old people will dose off on u from time to time.

  • rockstar2142

    I got the sad vibe.

  • Junkanoo

    I watched Diana's Unsung the bitch was and probably is still shady . Ambitious people will do whatever it takes to claw their way to the top talent should Trump who's willing to sleep their way to the top but life can be a bitch that way.

  • Allihave2say

    She lost Joe decades ago. Theirs became a marriage only on paper. They lived separately for decades. Joe had another woman with whom he had a child. That child with the bulbous forehead is the only one of Joe's children who was ever allowed to call him daddy.

  • Junkanoo

    If people in the industry killed my child I don't wanna hear a damn tribute from someone who played the industry game well and didn't step out of line. Diana and Micheal came up in the game the same time so I can understand the connection there.

  • Allihave2say

    Diana is a legend for the sake of being a legend like the Kardashians are famous for being Kardashians. Her vocals have never been very strong, she's a scoche higher than Ciara in the voice department. She was not the best vocalist in her group but she was the one in bed with Gordy.

    Michael left in his will that Diana be the guardian to his children she declined. There were times when Diana did her best to detached from Michael during his troubled years.

  • Allihave2say

    ...and quietly kept it was about her.

  • Allihave2say

    Not to mention that Diana left Katherine alone to care for Michael's children when he asked in his will for Diana to take them.

  • Li-Wright

    I disagree. She loved him till the end, or else she wouldn't have gone to his funeral.

  • Li-Wright

    Nope, Diana agreed to be his children's guardians and went before the judge. But it made no sense for her to be a guardian when the children already had relatives.

    Michael Jackson's will stipulated that if his mother was unable to care for the children, Diana Ross was his next choice.

    https://soulfuldetroit.com/showthread.php?6463-Diana-Ross-Will-Sign-Off-On-Michael-Jackson-s-Kids-New-Custody-Agreement

    However, Michael's nephew stepped in and applied for guardiansip. https://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/tj-jackson-made-permanent-guardian-michael-jackson-kids/story?id=17059177

  • Shaylove1975

    Ms. jackson allegedly have dementia doesn't she? She probably doesn't even remember the song.

  • Shaylove1975

    Not alcoholic...whew!!!

  • Eileen

    Honey thats life and thats the game of it all.

  • Logan Roberts

    Diana is so fake and pretentious to me ?

  • Scorpio

    "bulbous forehead." Just wrong. LOL!

  • Scorpio

    I think Katherine felt comforted by Dianna singing the song to her. Katherine is just at that age where she looks sad, but really is just living her life and is at that reflective age, where she's seen and done a lot, how lucky she has been to see her kids all have careers and get to the ages they are, she's practically seen her kids live their full lives, of course it still hurts her to know she lost Michael. She's southern strong and full of history, I'm sure.

  • Allihave2say

    BUT SO right!

  • Allihave2say

    I shall research all this. TY.

  • Allihave2say

    What's love got to do with it? You can love someone you loss. I feel we aren't communicating well here. Joe was with another woman and had a child. They weren't living together at the time of Joe's death. He's the father of her children why wouldn't she attend?

  • Kimberly King

    This video made me so uncomfortable in soooo many ways. Mrs. Jackson looked like she checked out hours ago after medication or she just didn't wanna be there. I caught second hand embarrassment after watching this. Diana was a slut in her younger years and I'm here for it !

    Didn't know R. Kelly wrote that song.

  • Kimberly King

    EEEEEK!

  • Kimberly King

    The daughter that she probably can't stand deep down inside because of how BLACK she is. She is a spitting image of Diana back in the days when Diana was darkskin with big pretty eyes.

  • Patricia

    looks like shes holding a flat iron

  • Renee26

    ?

  • Kimberly King

    You're so petty and ILY for it ! Lmao

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Katherine seems so tire, as a woman who’s weathered her share of storms, I wish her peace!

    I think Diana was showing support, not looking for publicity with Sheryl Crow now sharing her views/self-promotion in the media w/o offering any telling details!

    True, Michael did this to himself (inappropriate or suspect interactions), but no dead superstar would be subjected to unsubstantiated accusations, wrong timelines, and taken as the gospel truth. Thanks Oprah!

    Real talk, just like Catholic Priests, Hollywood execs, victims would be coming out left and right, given how much the MJ estate is worth! I’ve never seen a pedo who didn’t have plenty of victims, non-disclosures or settlements, money will bring always people out! Any victims should be paid, if criminal action isn’t possible!

  • Dreamer

    No it wasn’t Sandra. “You Are Not Alone” was written by R. Kelly for one of his statutory rape lovers after she suffered a miscarriage at the time. It was on “Surviving R. Kelly.”

  • Dreamer

    I didn’t realize she had an Unsung episode. Chile, ain’t nothing about this woman unsung. The true unsung member of that group was Florence Ballard (RIP.) Diana can’t even sing talm bout some Unsung lol

  • Junkanoo

    She definitely had the weakest singing voice in the group

  • the guest

    Diana was project poor and hungry for success. She wanted out of the ghetto and up in society and she wasn’t playing about not being poor for the rest of her life. Everybody in the Motown world played dirty but Diana outplayed everyone. Her elevation is life is exactly as she strived to realize it.

    If she were a white man, they’d call that driven and business acumen.

  • the guest

    Diana was project poor and hungry for success. She wanted out of the ghetto and up in society and she wasn’t playing about not being poor for the rest of her life. Everybody in the Motown world played dirty but Diana outplayed everyone. Her elevation is life is exactly as she strived to realize it.

    If she were a white man, they’d call that driven and business acumen.

  • https://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    You were probably a baby when this song came out. I remember R. Kelly giving this song to Michael because of the pedo allegations. Kelly sympathized with Michael because of his own issues.

  • https://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    You were probably a baby when this song came out. I remember R. Kelly giving this song to Michael because of the pedo allegations. Kelly sympathized with Michael because of his own issues.

  • Chhzz

    To quote ms Patti labelle ...you do not have to dim someone else's light to make yours shine brighter. I like Diana. But like some white men I do not respect you stealing cheating murdering to get there.

  • Evillene

    Katherine Jackson was very uncomfortable with MJ's fascination with Diana Ross. MJ was her baby and she don't take kindly to his idolatry of the Mistress of Motown's founder -- all buttpads, false eyelashes and unbridled ambition. The Jackson Five briefly lived with Ross before the whole family moved to California. Ross and Katherine have always had an arms-length relationship.

  • Evillene

    Ross has a beautiful voice. Comparing it to Ciara's is...cruel.

  • Let them eat cake

    lmaaoooo

  • Maxx

    Good tea Sandra.

  • Maxx

    Meeee tooooo....ain't that some S***...that's like my FAVORITE SONG from Michael...I just love the attitude he gives when singing it & of course he SANG that song.

  • JENNYJONES1

    I HAVE MIXED FEELING ABOUT THIS VIDEO, HMM NO I DON'T MRS. JACKSON LOOKS LIKE SHE HAS DEMENTIA AND DIDN'T REALLY KNOW WHERE SHE WAS BUT SHE'S THE VIP GET IN ANYWHERE CARD SO HER FAMILY DRAGS HER OUT FOR ACCESS TO THESE EVENTS. SMH!.........JENNY JONES!

  • TransMichelle

    Micheal is/was the sh*t. I don't care what anybody says there is no one to top him including Prince (and I know prince is extremely talented) Elvis Presley, Chris Brown...whoever...! There was a purity about Micheal's music. He took music videos to a whole other level. Pure and just a wee bit nasty, raw, talent.

    https://youtu.be/yUi_S6YWjZw

  • Nikkeisha Brooklyn Stewart

    That woman looks weary...

  • Dreamer

    The shade Sandra ? I was 5 lol. I was just going by what one of the victims who appeared on “Surviving R. Kelly” said. She said the song was written for her after she suffered a miscarriage by him. She appeared to me to be the most credible witness of everyone involved.

  • Allihave2say

    Meh friend. Her soprana is almost ear damaging. That's my opinion.

  • https://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Lol. Oh, okay. I'll take Kelly's word for it since he wrote the song.

  • DC Ren’ee

    Very Nice of Diana...Mrs. Jackson looks Good!