January 25, 2017

Black Or White? Michael Jackson’s Daughter Talks Race & How She Feels Her Father Died

Black Or White? Michael Jackson’s Daughter Talks Race & How She Feels Her Father Died
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The Michael Jackson legacy lives on through his three children.

His oldest child, Paris Jackson decided to sit down with Rolling Stone Magazine for a rare in-depth interview inside the life of the “King of Pop.”

She made some interesting remarks throughout including details on growing up with Michael, her identity, and why she believed he died.

When asked about what she identifies as during the interview she had no problem proudly claiming her African-American heritage.

“I consider myself black,” she says. “[Michael Jackson] 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 also addressed what she thinks happened to her father.

“Absolutely,” she said. “Because it’s obvious. All arrows point to that. It sounds like a total conspiracy theory and it sounds like bulls***, but all real fans and everybody in the family knows it. It was a setup. It was bulls***.”

After a bout with depression, Paris Jackson is now doing better as she lives in a private studio where her father sang his hit single “Beat It” for the first time.

You can see the full interview.

 

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