Rumor has it that Joe Jackson wants Michael's children -- Prince Michael, Paris and Blanket -- to follow in their famous father's moonwalking footsteps.

joe jackson wants the jackson three

According to the NY Post, Joe is reportedly urging the three children to form a new song-and-dance act titled The Jackson 3 -- but a source tells the paper that the rest of the Jackson family would never allow it, saying, "That's something the family would absolutely not tolerate."

Joe, a former steel mill crane operator and musician, encouraged his sons Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Michael to form The Jackson 5 (originally The Jackson Brothers) in 1966.

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