Paris Jackson describes her unique relationship with her father Michael Jackson

April 03, 2021

"My father wanted to make sure we were cultured and educated," explains Paris Jackson.
Paris Jackson recalled her unique relationship with her father Michael Jackson during a video chat with one of his girlfriends, Naomi Campbell.

The "king of pop", who danced with the model in the music video for "In the Closet" in 1991, raised Paris and her brothers Michael Joseph "Prince" Jackson Jr. and Prince Michael "Blanket" Jackson II in the United States, in places like the famous "Neverland" ranch and in Southern California, but also abroad.

"I was arrested in Paris for what I was told, which is part of why I was given the name Paris," the 22-year-old musician, model and actress said on Naomi Campbell's YouTube show "No Filter".

"I was born in Los Angeles, California and grew up everywhere, but we spent a few years north in Solvang, in the Santa Barbara area. But I grew up everywhere, on the East Coast, in the south, in the United Kingdom, in Europe, in the Middle East. "We grew up everywhere," he added.

Naomi Campbell praised Paris Jackson for her "level of intelligence", adding: "You see you are experienced."

"It was a difficult privilege, but also a blessing to be able to experience so much at a young age," Paris replied. "And my dad wanted to make sure we were cultured, to make sure we were educated, and not just show us the glow, like five-star hotels. But we also saw everything. "We saw third world countries and we saw every part of the spectrum," he continued.

Michael Jackson - face mask
Paris, the middle child of Michael Jackson, was 11 years old when her father, the most famous singer in the world, died suddenly at the age of 50 in 2009 due to an overdose of prescription drugs.

She and her siblings first showed their faces in public during the televised memorial service for their father. Until then, while photographers photographed them around the world, they usually wore a veil or face mask.

"I was really confused. "I did not understand why I was wearing a mask," Paris Jackson told Oprah Winfrey in 2012. "But I now understand why my dad wanted my face covered. When we went out without him, they did not recognize us. "We could have had a normal childhood."

When asked now by Naomi Campbell if she believed Michael Jackson wanted his children to have a "normal life", Paris replied: "Yes, he did. He had his doubts that it was possible. He told us that when he was younger, he did not really live his childhood. He was stuck in the studio singing while all the other kids were playing outside. "And he wanted us to have a childhood."

"Many times we went to Chuck E. Cheese. Chuck E. Cheese and Toys R ’Us were our favorite places. If we wanted five games, we had to read five books. You had to win it, not just be entitled to certain things or think "I have it". You had to work for it, work hard for it. It is an achievement ", he described.