“Daddy has been the best father you could ever imagine since I was born.” And I just wanted to tell him how much I adore him.” These were the words Paris Jackson uttered during the funeral of her father, who meant the world to her at the age of 11.
It’s sad to lose a father at that age. It meant that all eyes were now on Paris and her brothers. Suddenly, every publication wanted a piece of Michael Jackson through them, and they garnered enormous media attention.
Michael was very concerned about their privacy, and suddenly they were in the spotlight. Following his death, his children were placed in the legal custody of his mother, the children’s grandmother, Katherine Jackson.
Paris stayed with her until her 19th birthday, when she moved to her father’s private studio in the family complex, which she converted into a dorm-style dormitory.
Paris, who turned 23 on April 3, spoke about Michael Jackson in a recent YouTube interview with supermodel Naomi Campbell. Among other things, she discussed her modelling career, her new album, and her background.
Wilted, the young model and musician’s debut album, is an indie-folk record. “It’s primarily a story about heartbreak and love in general, and how the thoughts and feelings that follow don’t work out,” Paris told Paper, adding that her late father’s music inspires her. She unquestionably inherited his talent.
“My dad was really good about making sure we were cultured and educated and not just showing us the glitz and glam, like hotel hopping and five-star places,” Paris explained.
“It was also as if we could see everything.” We saw countries in the Third World. “We saw countries in the Third World. “We saw the entire spectrum.”
Paris went on to say that even though Michael Jackson was the King of Pop and fabulously rich, he didn’t give his children everything they wanted. Instead, they learned at a young age that they had to work for what they wanted.
“Even when I was growing up, it was all about earning stuff,” she explained. “We had to read five books if we wanted five toys from FAO Schwarz or Toys ‘R’ Us.”
“It’s about earning it, not just having the right to certain things or thinking, ‘Oh, I’ve got this.'” It’s like working hard for it; it’s something completely different; it’s an accomplishment.”
In 2010, Paris opened up to Oprah about her life at Neverland, saying, “I kind of felt like no one understood what a good father he was; he was the best cook ever.” He was simply your average father.”
“He made the best French toast in the world,” added Paris.
Paris started going to private school in the seventh grade, and that’s when she started hanging out with friends who were much older than her. This resulted in a slew of events that screwed with her head. “I was doing things that 13-, 14-, and 15-year-olds shouldn’t be doing.” “I tried to mature too quickly, and I wasn’t really that nice of a person,” she admitted to Rolling Stone.
She is, however, a very different person today. She is pursuing a career in music as well as modelling and is quite successful at both. Paris graduated high school in 2015 and is now following in her father’s footsteps. She has a lot of work ahead of her, but she’s on the right track.
A lot of renowned magazines were delighted to feature this extraordinary woman on their covers. She, on the other hand, struggled with her appearance. “I’ve had issues with self-esteem for a really, really long time,” she told Rolling Stone. “There are lots of people who think I’m unattractive, and plenty of people who don’t. But when I’m modelling, I forget about my self-esteem issues and concentrate on what the photographer is teaching me—and I feel gorgeous. And it is selfish in that way.”
Despite the fact that Michael Jackson died many years ago, Paris misses him every day. Many of her tattoos are in his honour, and she claims to feel his presence. “I live my life with the mentality that, ‘OK, I lost the only thing that has ever been important to me,” she told Rolling Stone. “Anything bad that happens in the future can’t be nearly as bad as what happened before.” So I’m prepared.”