Paris Jackson opens up for the very first time since her father Michael Jackson passed away seven years ago. She’s 18 now, and she’s ready to talk. Find out why she feels her father was murdered and why she identifies as black inside…
It’s been seven years since music icon Michael Jackson passed away in his L.A. home. And now, for the first time ever, his daughter Paris Jackson is opening up about her father.
Growing up, Michael tried his hardest to keep all of his children, including Prince and Blanket, out of the limelight. People remember Michael hiding the kids’ faces with masks and blankets to keep their identities sealed. Paris recalled what life was life growing up having Michael as a dad and it was all good things.
The 18-year-old covers the newest issue of Rolling Stone where she opened up about her life as kid saying:
“We actually had a pretty normal life. Like, we had school every single day, and we had to be good. And if we were good, every other weekend or so, we could choose whether we were gonna go to the movie theater or see the animals or whatever. But if you were on bad behavior, then you wouldn’t get to go do all those things.”
She opened up about her father’s death accusing AEG Live and Dr. Conrad Murray (who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in her father’s death) for her dad’s untimely death. She said it’s more than obvious that her father was murdered.
“Because it’s obvious. All arrows point to that. It sounds like a total conspiracy theory and it sounds like bullshit, but all real fans and everybody in the family knows it. It was a setup. It was bullshit.” She said “a lot of people” wanted him dead.
“AEG Live does not treat their performers right,” she explained. “They drain them dry and work them to death,” she shared.
Paris also talked about how her father would hints that people were trying to kill him.
“He would drop hints about people being out to get him. And at some point he was like, ‘They’re gonna kill me one day.'” (Rolling Out notes: Lisa Marie Presley told Oprah Winfrey of a similar conversation with Michael, who expressed fears that unnamed parties were targeting him to get at his half of the Sony/ATV music-publishing catalog, worth hundreds of millions.)
Growing up, the media questioned if Michael was indeed his kids’ biological father. Paris doesn’t have any doubts that MJ is her biological father. In fact, she identifies as black.
“I consider myself black,” she said, adding later that her dad “would look me in the eyes and he’d point his finger at me and he’d be like, ‘You’re black. Be proud of your roots.’ And I’d be like, ‘OK, he’s my dad, why would he lie to me?’ So I just believe what he told me. ‘Cause, to my knowledge, he’s never lied to me.”
She continued, “Most people that don’t know me call me white. I’ve got light skin and, especially since I’ve had my hair blond, I look like I was born in Finland or something.”
To further prove her point, Paris compared herself to actor Wentworth Miller, who has a black dad and a white mom and looks very similar in completion and eye color as herself.
Growing up, Paris didn’t have a relationship with her mother Debbie Rowe, but eventually linked up with her after her father’s death after researching her online. She said when she was about 10-years-old, she asked Prince about their mom. He revealed her name was Debbie. “And I was like, ‘OK, well, I know the name,” she said.
You can read her full interview here.
If you haven’t heard, Paris MAY be starring in Lee Daniels’ FOX drama “STAR” this season and she recently posed it up in a new Chanel shoot. Looks like she’s ready to make a name for herself in the entertainment industry.
We’ll be watching.
Photo: David LaChapelle via Rolling Out