The children of Michael Jackson—Prince, Paris and Michael Jackson II—don't give many interviews, but the eldest son is speaking out and shedding light on some of the King of Pop's mysterious ways.
In the fascinating profile, the Prince touches on a number of topics including how his family dealt with MJ's death, his relationship with his birth mother, and his career goals. But perhaps most enlightening was his explanation for why his superstar father kept his children's faces hidden by masks for years. The reserved 19-year-old Jackson son opened up, saying:
"My dad spoke to me like an adult. He told us the reason for the masks was he wanted us to have our own life without him. I don't think I ever thought about if other kids lived like that when I was younger. But once I knew who he was, I realized it wasn’t normal. I remember being in Disneyland and I went to the window and there were all these fans waving and taking pictures of me. I thought it was normal, so I just waved back...You could say my whole life has been unconventional. I really love that though, and it's all I've ever known."
Prince added that he understood a lot of father's parenting choices and that he and his siblings could often go out unbothered without their father because they were so unrecognizable.
Prince also spoke about how the family dealt with the sometimes-ugly aftermath of their father, like the recent allegations the late star owned pornography to seduce young men.
"After he died, we got bombarded with [everything]," Prince added of the scandals that followed his dad after death. "It was a shock. It all came at once. But [we] learned how to deal with it by just kind of ignoring it."
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