Michael Jackson Won't Live in U.S.: Dad
11/09/2005 AT 08:25 AM EST
"He'll come back to visit, but not to stay, not to live," Joseph Jackson tells the Associated Press. The family patriarch added: "They didn't treat him right here. I know if I was him, I wouldn't come back."
The elder Jackson went on to say that Michael, 47, has received several threats in the U.S. The nature of the threats were not specified.
However, Joseph said he expected his son to return to his music career, including – he hopes – a reunion with his brothers.
"I'm trying to motivate them to go ahead and do this record," Joseph said of his other sons. "They want to do it, but they're too slow. They'd rather do it with Michael."