Paris Jackson Opens Up about Father’s Death
Paris Jackson was only 11 years old when her father passed. And at 18, the aspiring model and actress is still dealing with the reality that she lost the “only thing that has ever been important to [her]”.
In an exclusive interview with Rolling Stone, Paris, the daughter of Michael Jackson – aka pop royalty – gets candid about her childhood, father and why she believes his 2009 death was murder.
“All arrows point to that,” she told the publication. “It sounds like a total conspiracy theory and it sounds like bullsh–t, but all real fans and everybody in the family knows it. It was a setup.”
On June 25, 2009, the world was shocked and at a loss for words when TMZ reported that Michael Jackson had died. He was 50.
Dr. Conrad Murray was later convicted of involuntary manslaughter. Throughout the trial, reports pointed at Jackson’s dependency on the drug propofol – an anesthetic that causes relaxation and sleepiness.
Paris added in her interview that her dad would also drop hints about people being out to get him. “They’re gonna kill me one day,” she recalled her dad saying.
While the middle child of the Jackson brood – her eldest brother, Prince is 19 and Blanket is 14 — is still dealing with the loss of someone who meant the world to her, she allows that pain to help her face other “bad days” or sad moments.
“…going forward, anything bad that happens cant’ be nearly as bad as what happened before. So I can handle it.”
Read the Rolling Stone cover star’s full interview here.