“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, then 11 years old, spoke at the funeral of her father, who meant the world to her.
It’s devastating 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, and they earned a tremendous amount of media exposure. Michael was very protective of their privacy, and now they found themselves in the spotlight.
Following his death, his children were placed in the legal custody of his mother, Katherine Jackson, the children’s grandmother. Paris stayed with her until she turned 19 and then moved to her father’s private studio on the family complex, which she converted into a dorm-style dormitory.
In a recent YouTube interview with supermodel Naomi Campbell, Paris, who turned 23 on April 3, discussed Michael Jackson. She talked about her modeling career, her new album, and her background, among other things.
Wilted, a debut album by the young model and musician, is an indie-folk album. “It’s mostly just a story about heartbreak and love in general, and the thoughts and feelings that follow after things don’t work out,” Paris told Paper, adding that her late father’s music inspires her. She inherited his talent without a doubt.
“My father was really good about making sure we were educated and cultured, rather than just giving us the flash and glam, like hotel hopping and five-star locations,” Paris added.
“It was also as if we could see everything.” We visited countries in the developing globe. “We saw everything there is to see.”
Paris went on to say that even though Michael Jackson was the King of Pop and a multibillionaire, he didn’t give his children everything they wanted. Instead, they were taught from a young age that they had to work hard for what they wanted.
“Even as a kid, it was all about making money,” she explained. “We had to read five novels if we wanted five toys from FAO Schwarz or Toys ‘R’ Us.
“It’s about earning it, not just being entitled to certain things or thinking, ‘Oh, I earned this,’” says the author. It’s like working for it, putting in a lot of effort; it’s a different level of achievement.”
“I kind of felt like no one realized what a terrific father he was, he was the finest cook ever,” Paris said to Oprah in 2010 about her childhood at Neverland. He was just an ordinary father.”
“He cooked the world’s best French toast,” Paris added.
Paris started going to a private school when she was in seventh grade, and it was then that she began hanging out with friends who were much older than her. This resulted in a slew of events that screwed with her mind. “I was doing a lot of stuff that 13-, 14-, and 15-year-olds aren’t supposed to do.” She told Rolling Stone, “I tried to grow up too quickly, and I wasn’t really that good of a person.”
She is, however, a very different person today. She is pursuing a career in music as well as modeling, and she is highly successful at both. Paris completed high school in 2015 and is now following in her father’s footsteps. She has a lot of ground to cover, but she’s on the right route.
A number of well-known publications were delighted to include this remarkable woman on their covers. She, on the other hand, struggled with her appearance. She told Rolling Stone, “I’ve had self-esteem issues for a really, really long time.” “A lot of people think I’m ugly, and a lot of others don’t think I’m ugly.” When I’m modeling, however, I forget about my self-esteem concerns and concentrate on what the photographer is teaching me – and I feel beautiful. In that way, it’s self-serving.”
Despite the fact that Michael Jackson died many years ago, Paris still misses him every day. Many of her tattoos are in honor of him, and she claims to sense his presence. She told Rolling Stone, “I live life with the perspective of ‘OK, I lost the only thing that has ever been meaningful to me.’” “Anything horrible that happens in the future can’t be as bad as what happened before.” So it’s not a problem for me.”