Paris Jackson talks Michael and childhood

In a tell all interview with Oprah Winfrey, Paris Jackson talked about her life growing up as the daughter of the world’s most beloved performer, Michael Jackson. When Paris and younger brother Blanket would travel with Michael to any event, their faces would be completely covered. “I was really confused, like I didn’t get why I was wearing a mask,” said Paris. “But I understand it now, why our dad would want our faces to be covered, so [when] we went out without him, we wouldn’t be recognized and we could have a normal childhood.” Michael’s priority was to have privacy for his children so they wouldn’t grow up as he did. “He told us that when he was younger he didn’t really have a childhood. He’d always be stuck in the studio singing while other kids were out playing,” said the 13-year-old.

Although it’s been over two years since Michael passed away, Paris, Blanket and Prince Michael are acutely aware of their loss. “Our dad was a really normal father when he was with us. We would get grounded if we did something bad,” said Paris. “Sometimes we’d be on punishment a lot. Mostly me and Blanket, because [we] would always fight.” However, since the loss of their father, they’ve grown closer. “Prince has started to drift off, he’s a teenage boy, he’s gonna do that. But me and Blanket have found a lot of things in common, more things than I thought we did, so me and him have gotten a lot closer.” ~Graeme Mollison

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  1. Barbosa • June 8, 2012 @ 8:43 PM

    Paris, I am praying for you, your brothers, and your grandma. May God bless your beautiful soul..you are very beautiful inside and outside. Michael was a normal father, but of course the media didn’t want the world to love him. Michael did a wonderful job raising you and your brothers with lots of love and it shows. I will forever love Michael and I will continue to pray for your family. I will pray that you and your brothers will continue to carry your father’s legacy and what he stood for: Love. We need more love in this world, like Jesus Christ thought us.

  2. Trevor • June 9, 2012 @ 4:24 PM

    I pity Paris. Michael was a monster that tricked her into believing he was a caring father. When she realizes the full extent of his atrocities, her heart will be broken.

  3. Deb • June 9, 2012 @ 4:58 PM

    The two older ones look nothing like Michael.

  4. anonymous2 • June 10, 2012 @ 3:16 AM

    Deb none of those kids are his biological children.

  5. mandee • June 11, 2012 @ 9:26 PM

    why name 2 kids after yourself and then call one blanket? blah i hate it.

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