From: Today

When looking back at how he raised Michael Jackson, father Joe Jackson can’t find fault with his notorious disciplinarian ways.

In an interview filmed by, the elder Jackson responded to the claim that he was “a bit too strict” with his most famous son.

“I had to be like that because when raising him, in those days, so many gangs out there getting into trouble, going to jail,” the Jackson family patriarch said in a clip posted to TMZ. “Most of them are dead now. He didn’t have to worry about that.”

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