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The Jackson family gathered in Montreal recently to see a stage show based on Michael Jackson's dancing. Tito and Rebbie Jackson now say their brother's security team kept his family away from the singer.
updated 11/1/2011 1:44:52 PM ET 2011-11-01T17:44:52

Two of Michael Jackson's siblings say they tried to intervene to prevent his drug abuse but could not get close to their brother because of his security team.

Tito and Rebbie Jackson said Tuesday the family was aware of Michael's drug problem.

Tito Jackson says his late brother's security team acted as if he was the U.S. president and kept his family away. He says he got into physical fights with security personnel and was sometimes barred from his brother's gated property.

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The two Jacksons are in London to promote Wednesday's premiere of a documentary about his life.

Their mother Katherine Jackson canceled her trip to London to attend the final days of the Los Angeles trial of Dr. Conrad Murray, accused of manslaughter in the pop star's death.

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Photos: The changing face of Michael Jackson

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  1. 1972

    Michael Jackson, 13, was the youngest member of the Jackson 5. (AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  2. 1977

    Michael Jackson of the Jackson 5 during the 1977 American Music Awards. (AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. 1980

    Michael Jackson won three American Music Awards in 1980. (AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. 1984

    Michael Jackson is seen backstage at the 26th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 1984. (Reed Saxon / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. 1987

    Michael Jackson appears at the American Cinema Award gala on Jan. 9, 1987, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Bob Galbraith / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. 1992

    Michael Jackson as seen in New York in 1992. (Richard Drew / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  7. 1993

    Michael Jackson performs during a show at the National Stadium in Singapore during his 1993 "Dangerous" tour. (C.F. Tham / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  8. 1995

    Michael Jackson smiles for cameras at the announcement of nominations for the 1995 MTV Video Awards in New York City on July 25, 1995. (Mark Lennihan / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  9. 1998

    Michael Jackson gives an interview to the Associated Press in Detroit on July 8, 1998. (Richard Sheinwald1 / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  10. 2000

    Michael Jackson arrives at the G & P Foundation for Cancer Research's Angel Ball on Nov. 30, 2000, in New York. (Suzanne Plunkett / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  11. 2001

    Michael Jackson arrives at the University of Oxford Union in Oxford, England, on March 6, 2001. (Alastair Grant / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  12. 2002

    Michael Jackson appeared at Al Sharpton's National Action Network headquarters in the Harlem neighborhood of New York on July 9, 2002. (Tina Fineberg / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  13. 2004

    Michael Jackson speaks at a news conference after his arraignment in his child molestation case at the Santa Maria, Calif., courthouse, on April 30, 2004. (Stephen Osman / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  14. 2005

    Michael Jackson arrives at the Santa Barbara County courthouse in Santa Monica, Calif., on April 27, 2005. (Michael A Mariant / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  15. 2007

    Michael Jackson poses in Los Angeles on Nov. 8, 2007. (Danny Moloshok / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  16. 2009

    Michael Jackson at a press conference in London on March 5, 2009. (Joel Ryan / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
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