Michael Jackson’s father, Joe Jackson, 79, said he had a “statement” to make while he was being interviewed for CNN on the red carpet at the Black Entertainment Awards. Instead of talking about Michael, he stunned viewers by promoting his new record company. “This is a real good statement here,” Joe said. “Marshall [he motioned to a man who was standing next to him on the red carpet] and I have — we own a record company. Talking about Blu-ray technology. That’s the next step.” Jackson seemed surprisingly composed just three days after the death of his second youngest son, whom he used to call “Big Nose.” It’s well known that upon reaching adulthood, Michael had a series of plastic surgeries to reduce his nose, until it was almost non-existent. Michael had publicly stated that when he was a child, his father would beat and humiliate him if he missed a note. Joe Jackson has acknowledged he whipped his children but refuses to consider it abuse. Michael Jackson’s mother is seeking custody of Michael’s three children, but considering she was unable or unwilling to protect her nine children from her husband’s abuse, it might be preferable if they find another home with people who will not only love, but protect them as well. It’s believed the mother of the two first born children, Debbie Rowe, may seek custody.