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Gladys Knight On Paris Jackson: 'She Wouldn't Have Any Teeth': Notable/Quotable

07/25/2012 06:19 pm ET

It’s drama, that’s what it is. If you lived up under the microscope as this family does, everybody has dysfunctionality in their families, either one way or the other. See, I’m from the south and [we] was raised in that southern way. You have to understand Paris is what, 14? How old is Janet? Who’s the one who tries to direct the other one here? And I would think that it’s a good thing she let’s Paris know who she is. She is a Jackson, she shouldn’t be putting the business out there like that. Cause people read into whatever they want to read into, that’s how they get the drama. So, she’s just trying to protect her, in a way. But if she [Paris] called me that, she wouldn’t have any teeth...You respect your elders.

--Legendary singer-songwriter Gladys Knight shares her thoughts on the escalating Jackson family drama making headlines. (The Talk)

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