Omer Bhatti is not Michael Jackson’s secret son, femalefirst.co.uk reports.

The 25-year-old Norwegian dancer — who lived with the late pop star at his Neverland ranch for eight years — has reportedly denied all rumours he was Jackson’s biological child and says the pair were just “best friends.”

According to Britain’s Sunday Mirror newspaper, he told a pal: “Michael is not my father. He and I were very, very close. He was my best friend.”

The performer was seated in the front row of the memorial concert held at the Los Angeles Staples Center on July 7, fuelling speculation he is related to the pop icon.

Jackson is believed to have told friends in 2004 he was Bhatti’s biological father after having a one-night stand with his mother, Pia, in 1984. But the dancer reportedly claims this is untrue.

He added to a friend: “Michael always used to say I was like a son to him. But my true parents are here in Norway. The reason why I was asked to sit with his family at the memorial service is because I was Michael’s closest friend, not because I am his son.”

Latest From ...