June 7, 2012


Michael Jackson's Daughter Tells Oprah About Her "Normal" Dad

Dave M. Benett
Dave M. Benett

Oprah Winfrey's big week of music news continues. In addition to her 50 Cent beef-squashing sit-down, Oprah interviewed Michael Jackson's daughter Paris about how her dad tried his best to keep things normal for her. 

"He had his doubts, because he told us that when he was younger he didn't really have a childhood," Paris told Oprah in an interview that will air on OWN this Sunday. "He'd always be stuck in the studio singing while other kids were out playing. And he wanted us to have that... Chuck E. Cheese and Toys 'R' Us were our favorite places to go."

In the interview, Paris also opened up about her father's curious tendency to insist his children wear masks in public. "I was really confused, like I didn't get why I was wearing a mask," the 14-year-old told Oprah. "But I understand it now, why our dad would want our face to be covered, so we went out without him, we wouldn't be recognized and we could have a normal childhood."

You can catch O's interview with Paris and 50 Cent this Sunday, June 10, 9p/8c.