Paris Jackson Gives Rare Insight Into Michael Jackson's Parenting | 22 Words

Paris Jackson, the daughter of the infamous Michael Jackson, has opened up about her late father and has insisted she "saw everything"...

And her comments have certainly raised a few eyebrows...


Scroll on to hear what she had to say about the King of Pop...

Now, while Michael Jackson was - and still is - deemed as the greatest pop star of all time...


There's absolutely no doubt that the star was an extremely controversial figure.

Since his death in 2009, the "Thriller" star has been faced with numerous accusations of child abuse...


​And some of his victims even came forward in 2019 through the documentary series, Leaving Neverland, which chronicled Jackson's bizarre relationships with young boys throughout his career.

Their recounts of the abuse they suffered at the hands of Jackson were harrowing, to say the least...

And millions were instantly left feeling conflicted - how could the man they idolize so much do such terrible things to innocent children?

Of course, these allegations could sadly never be proven due to the fact Jackson is now deceased...


But the entire world shifted its view upon the late pop star and many started looking into his dysfunctional past... including that of his children.

Jackson had 3 children with 2 different women...

Michael Joseph Jackson Jr, Paris Jackson, and Prince Michael Jackson II (formerly known as Blanket).

Now, we can all imagine how eccentric the childhoods of Jackson's children will have been...

And of course, when it comes to Jackson and his kids, there's one haunting incident that sticks in the minds of many.

When Jackson's youngest child was just 9-months old in 2002, the star decided to showcase him to the world by dangling him over the edge of a fifth-floor hotel balcony in Berlin...

Which was a clear act of child endangerment.

Fans were mortified by the deliberate publicity stunt...

Because why would anyone risk the lives of their child for the sakes of the press and paparazzi?

Jackson's bizarre act would go on to become one of the most scandalous incidents in showbiz...

And he later apologised, calling it a "terrible mistake."

Following this, Jackson doubled down efforts to protect his children...


And the 3 kids were very rarely seen out in public as they grew up into young adults.

But, following Jackson's death in 2009, his children were suddenly thrown back into the spotlight.


The trio made their first appearance at their father's funeral and memorial, which was televised across the globe.

But, in the years since, things haven't exactly been easy for the siblings.


While both Michael Joseph and Blanket - who has since changed his name to Bigi - have stayed firmly out of the spotlight, Paris has had a lengthy and public battle with mental health issues.

She also revealed that she had attempted suicide "many times."


During an episode of her Facebook Watch series, Unfiltered: Paris Jackson and Gabriel Glenn last year, she explained how her self-harm was "a distraction from emotional pain" before admitting, "I tried to kill myself many times."

Thankfully, Paris is now in a much healthier place...


And she now uses her platform to raise awareness surrounding mental health issues.

"I still struggle to accept myself but that's what I want to influence. I want to influence self-acceptance and courage and being comfortable in your own skin," she said.

But now, it seems as if Paris is ready to open up about her late father.


The young woman appeared on Naomi Campbell's YouTube series "No Filter" earlier this week and opened up about her childhood and how her famous father stilled a strong work ethic and eclectic music taste in his kids.

She explained how Jackson ensured all of his children were "cultured."

"My dad was really good about making sure we were cultured, making sure we were educated, and not just showing us like the glitz and glam, like hotel hopping, 5-star places."

The twenty-two-year-old said she was conceived in Paris and born in L.A, but remembers growing up "kind of everywhere."


"It was also like, we saw everything. We saw Third World countries. We saw every part of the spectrum," she said.

​She then explained that if they wanted something, their dad made them earn it.


"Growing up, it was about earning stuff. If we wanted 5 toys from FAO Schwarz or Toys R Us, we had to read 5 books. It's earning it, not just being entitled to certain things or thinking, 'Oh, I got this.' It's like working for it, working hard for it... it's, it's something else entirely. It's an accomplishment."

When Campbell suggested that Paris was too famous to show up for model castings, she insisted that she is "a full believer that I should earn everything."


"I need to … I go to auditions, I work hard, I study scripts, I do my thing," she added.

Following her family into the music industry, Paris credited her father's music and his wide range of musical interests with guiding her own taste and sound.

​"He loved classical music and jazz. And hip-hop and R&B, and obviously the Motown stuff," she said.

"But also like radio's Top 40, and he loved rock music, soft rock, The Beatles. So we grew up around all of that, and I feel like all of that somehow influences my stuff, and if you listen to my album, even there are some movie soundtrack-like influences as well, like Hans Zimmer and Danny Elfman, as well as like rock bands like Radiohead and Manchester Orchestra."

It's clear that Paris has grown up being truly inspired by her late father...


And we're happy to see her doing so well following a very turbulent few years.

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