‘It wasn’t always glitz and glamor’: Paris Jackson shares a rare insight into her childhood with her King of Pop father Michael
Paris Jackson has shared a rare insight into her childhood with her ‘King of Pop’ father Michael Jackson.
The 22-year-old spoke to Naomi Campbell’s YouTube video No filter on Tuesday and said that while growing up in a life of privilege, Michael instilled a strong work ethic and made sure they didn’t take things for granted.
“My dad was really good at making sure we were cultivated, making sure we were educated, and not just showing us the glitz and glamor like hotel hopping, five star places,” Paris said.
Rare Insight: Paris Jackson has shed light on her childhood with her ‘King of Pop’ dad Michael Jackson
‘It was also like: we have seen everything. We saw third world countries. We’ve seen every part of the spectrum. ‘
Naomi said how important it is to see ‘how the other half lives’. She continued, “I know when I first met you, you were definitely very little. You were so sweet and polite and beautiful little cakes’.
The supermodel went on to ask her about the fashion world and how Paris dipped her toes into modeling.
Family: The 22-year-old said how, while growing up in a privileged life, Michael instilled a strong work ethic (pictured with Michael and mom Debbie Rowe)
Insight: Speaking to Naomi Campbell’s YouTube video No Filter on Tuesday, Paris said, ‘My dad was good at making sure we were grown, not just showing us the glitz and glamor’
Paris said, ‘I’ve been told for a long time, with my height and my genetic makeup, that I could pursue modeling. So I finally decided to take that advice and start modeling. At the time, I thought this would be the most effective way to grow my platform so that I could use it for good. ‘
Naomi told Paris her fame should mean she shouldn’t be casting for modeling, but the singer said she has a ‘full of faith’ in ‘earning’ her own success.
Paris continued, “Even growing up was about earning stuff. If we wanted five FAO Schwarz or Toys ‘R’ Us toys, we had to read five books.
Cultured: ‘It was also like: we have seen everything. We saw third world countries. We’ve seen every part of the spectrum, ”the singer continued
“It deserves it, not just being entitled to certain things or thinking” oh I got this “.
‘It’s like you work for it, work hard for it, it’s something completely different. It’s an achievement. ‘
Naomi replied ‘good for you’ while explaining how she, too, had saved her pocket money to go to the Live Aid concert in 1984.
Paris was only 11 years old when her father and music icon Michael died. She has an older brother, Prince, 24, and a younger half-brother, Prince Michael Jackson II (Blanket).
RIP: Paris was only 11 when her father and music icon Michael died. She has an older brother, Prince, 24, and a younger half-brother, Prince Michael Jackson II (photo 2009)
The American beauty is following in her father’s footsteps and released her debut album last November.
Paris told the Associated Press in October that she hopes the album will help people feel ‘a little bit less lonely’ in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
She said, “I’ve found so much healing creating this. And there are times when I listen to certain songs and I thought, “Wow, I was so naive.”
“But for the most part, it’s just as much gratitude and joy that I get from listening to these songs and seeing the development and evolution.”
Healing Experience: The American Beauty Is Following In Her Father’s Footsteps Releasing Her Debut Album Last November ‘(Pictured October 2020)