Paris Jackson is stepping into the light her father the late Michael Jackson so desperately tried to hide her from. Not only is she super active on Twitter, now she’s covering fashion magazines and letting people get a good glimpse into her world.
For EVENT magazine, Paris Jackson shows us that there’s more to her than just behing the daughter of the King of Pop.
On having memories of her father:
“I have lots of memories of my father,” says Paris, tapping the side of her head. “We were privileged because we had our dad and we had our house that we were living in [Neverland]. We knew he was a singer. I guess I got used to it. It just seemed normal to me at the time.
“He was an incredible father. We all loved him to death. He had that good energy where you just didn’t want to leave. Like, you’re always just comfortable with him.”
“He wanted the best for us. He always made sure we were healthy. He made sure we stuck to school. He’d try to educate us as much as he could and was always looking out for us. He was very protective.”
On wearing the infamous masks & veils:
“The masks were [my dad’s] idea,” Paris explains. “He didn’t want anyone [in the media] to see what we looked like. That way we could have what he didn’t, which was a normal childhood.”
On dancing with her father:
“My dad taught me how to dance. I would always dance. And yes, he did teach me the moonwalk!”
On spending time with her mom and living a normal childhood:
“I want to have a normal high-school experience, [but] it’s hard to hard to have a normal childhood when you have security with you all the time. I’m on a tight leash and I feel if that leash was loosened a little bit I would definitely have a chance at a normal childhood, because I have friends who are completely normal, and hey — they don’t even think of me as MJ’s kid. They think of me as who I am, you know?”
When I’m with my mom, we don’t really have security with us. Which is really nice.”