The Jacksons are one of the most iconic clans in showbiz history and, just like all big families, they come with drama. And while there have been plenty of fights, rivalries and even a “kidnapping” (we’ll get to that in a bit), it’s the behind-the-scenes drama between young Paris Jackson and her aunt Janet that has intrigued fans the most in recent years. So are they feuding? Have they become close? Here’s what we know so far … Inside Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s ‘Palace of Secrets’, The Carlyle Their emotional first appearance Throughout all of Michael’s media controversies and abuse allegations, Janet stayed close to MJ and acted as a pillar of support to her brother until his death in 2009. So when we all watched Janet support Michael’s young children, Paris, Prince Michael Jackson and Prince Michael Jackson II (Blanket), at his funeral, it was a certified moment – it was the children’s first public appearance for a heart-wrenching occasion, and their superstar aunt was there to comfort young Paris as she broke down during her emotional speech. While the tender moment looked like an image of unity, sadly, that hasn’t been the case over the years. 5 stars with billion-dollar empires, from Kim K to Oprah That phone-grabbing incident Back in 2012, the Jackson family drama was shoved into the spotlight after security footage leaked of Janet and Paris in a heated altercation. The drama started when Paris furiously tweeted that she hadn’t seen or heard from grandmother Katherine Jackson in at least eight days, accusing family members of kidnapping her. Fortunately, Katherine showed up. Reading a statement with three of her children, Randy, Janet and Rebbie, seated next to her in Arizona, Katherine quickly denied claims she had been kidnapped. “There are rumours going around about me that I have been kidnapped and held against my will,” she said. “I am here today to let everybody to know that I am fine.” “My children would never do a thing to me like that, holding me against my will. It’s very stupid for people to think that,” she added. Soon after, all hell broke loose when the family came face to face. In the security footage, it appears that Janet was trying to grab Paris’ phone from her hand in a driveway. After Paris pulls away and runs into the nearby house, Janet’s security is seen briefly holding her back. To add fuel to the fire, police confirmed they were phoned to break up a fight at the property that same day because of an altercation regarding Michael’s will. At the time, Sandra Ribera, a lawyer for Katherine Jackson, described the scene as “chaos”, and also confirmed that Janet grabbed Paris’ phone. Neither of the ladies have ever addressed the scandal. The Billboards awards “no-show” In 2018, Janet was accused of snubbing her famous niece when she was honoured with the Icon award at the Billboard Music Awards. Paris’s grandmother Katherine, brother Prince and aunt Rebbie were there to support Janet as she accepted her award, so social media instantly started speculating why Paris was a no-show. Paris immediately hit back, claiming she was never invited and had no idea the family were gathering for the event. “No one from my mgmt [management] reached out to me about attending Billboards or about the award, and no one from my family did either,” she said. She cryptically added, “It is no one’s business but ours.” Paris also used the opportunity to reach out to Janet, posting a photo of them together on her Instagram stories and congratulating her on the award. Inside Matt Damon’s former LA mansion, just sold for millions The alleged funeral bust up After the death of family stalwart Joe Jackson in 2019, rumours of bad blood between Janet and Paris made headlines again when tabloids reported that they were arguing over who will pay for funeral arrangements. “Janet has said she’ll pay for it because she believes Paris paying for it would be an embarrassment to the family,” an unknown insider told Radar Online. It was claimed some of the tension stemmed from how the two viewed the family patriarch. “Paris believes her grandpa is a legend and should be treated as such,” the source said. Meanwhile, Janet “still had a terrible relationship with him, though it wasn’t shown in public”, a different source told Radar. However, Paris took to social media to shut down the story, claiming: “Janet and I haven’t argued in over six years, stop with these stupid rumours. I have nothing but love for my family and they all know it.” 11 stars who confessed to celebrity crushes – and then dated them Janet hasn’t followed Paris back on Instagram While both Janet and Paris are active Instagram users, Paris follows her iconic aunt, but Janet is yet to give her niece a follow back. Whatever the case is between the pair, we are somewhat relieved to know that the legendary Jackson dynasty is just as dysfunctional and dramatic as our own family gatherings. Want more stories like this? Sign up here. Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .