Jackson’s former bodyguard Matt Fiddes claims the brothers had been constantly arguing and that Jackson felt pressure into regrouping his old band.

“Michael was caught in a war with his brothers for years, They were desperate to sign him up to a $500 million deal for a Jackson 5 reunion tour,” Fiddes told the Sun.

“Things reached a head when Randy was trying to force his way past the bodyguards to speak to him in one of his rented homes. Michael ordered him to be shot.”

“Randy was so scared he got on the phone and threatened to call the Press. He told the bodyguards, ‘If you shoot me the whole world will know about it.’

Fiddes last week claimed Jackson hated Madonna and poked holes in a Voodoo doll of Steven Spielberg becoming a Nazi sympathiser, although none of the stories have been validated.