January 24, 2017


Paris Jackson Believes Her Dad Michael Was Murdered: 'It Was a Setup'

David LaChapelle for Rolling Stone
David LaChapelle for Rolling Stone

Paris Jackson continues to mold her own identity rather than just being known as Michael Jackson's daughter. The 18-year-old had her first full-length interview with Rolling Stone, where she doesn't hold back on her honest experiences. One of the most eye-opening takeaways is that Jackson still thinks her father was murdered.

"Because it's obvious. All arrows point to that," Paris says. "It sounds like a total conspiracy theory and it sounds like bullshit, but all real fans and everybody in the family knows it. It was a setup. It was bullshit." She continues to reveal that MJ used to hint at people trying to target and kill him.

Paris also gets candid about a traumatic sexual assault experience she had at age 14 by "a complete stranger" and discusses multiple suicide attempts, drug use and self-harm, which began at 15 years old. "I was crazy. I was actually crazy. I was going through a lot of, like, teen angst," she tells RS. "And I was also dealing with my depression and my anxiety without any help." According to her, MJ also went through a depressive state and they took the same antidepressants.

The vulnerable interview comes after Paris called out the "insulting" trailer of Joseph Fiennes playing MJ in Urban Myths trailer. That episode has since been cancelled. "We have taken the decision not to broadcast Elizabeth, Michael & Marlon, a 30min episode from the Sky Arts Urban Myths series,” the U.K. network tweeted.

Click here to read the RS interview in full, where Paris also goes in detail about her various tattoos (which includes the Bad album logo on her hand). Below, watch Bruno Mars share how Michael Jackson and Kanye West inspired him: