Gladys Knight has a message for Michael Jackson's 14-year-old daughter Paris Jackson ... respect your elders!

The legendary singer, who appeared on CBS' The Talk, voiced her thoughts on the Jackson situation. When asked about Monday's alleged confrontation between Janet Jackson and her niece Paris, sounds like Gladys has Janet's back.

Ms. Knight said the following:

    “See, I’m from the South and [I] was raised in that southern way. You have to understand Paris is what, 14? How old is Janet? Who’s the one who tries to direct the other one here? And I would think that it’s a good thing she let’s Paris know who she is.”

As for how she'd deal with Paris' reported attitude, Knight adds, "[Paris Jackson] wouldn’t have any teeth."