- Michael Jackson Avenue was supposed to be officially unveiled on Friday
- But the ceremony was called off
- Members of Jackson 5 wondered why the group wasn't being honoured
A city official told the newspaper that the naming ceremony was called off while a solution is sought.
"We're still working through the process," Stephen Grady told the Free Press.
The street naming was announced in mid-May with much fanfare and two of the Jackson 5 present at a news conference.
The tribute was to come 50 years after the family group birthed their career with a successful recording contract audition in Detroit, which has a rich history of nurturing American artists. But Marlon and Jackie Jackson told reporters at the May event that they wanted the entire group to be honoured.
He died in 2009 at the age of 50 from a fatal dose of drugs, including the powerful anesthetic propofol.
Had the street naming gone ahead, the King of Pop's honorary stretch of road would have been near the one named after the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin. Her street naming was last year.
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