Michael Jackson has a 31-year-old son -- at least that's what the man claims -- and he plans to go public today (Thursday) with what he believes is ironclad DNA evidence. TMZ reports his name is Brandon Howard -- the son of singer Miki Howard, whom Joe Jackson represented back in the 1980s. Sources close to Brandon say Miki and MJ met in 1982 and Brandon was born soon after. Brandon grew up in Cleveland and now lives in Miami. He's now a singer who goes by the name B Howard. As for why B Howard is so sure he's MJ's son -- he claims he somehow acquired DNA from an old orthodontic device worn by Michael and says the test results show a match. The results will be unveiled today (Thursday).

The lawyer for Michael's estate says, "We've never even heard from him. Any deadline for claiming to be Michael's child has long since passed."