Prince, born Michael Joseph Jackson, Jr., recently spoke about his legendary father, Michael Jackson, in an interview. During the conversation, he discussed the lessons MJ gave him and insights into their personal lives.
Michael “Prince” Joseph Jackson, Jr., Michael Jackson’s eldest son, has given an exclusive interview in which he addresses his famous father.
When his father, Michael Jackson, died in 2009 at 50, Prince, the eldest of the Jackson children, was 12 years old.
The 24-year-old is the oldest of two siblings, with a 22-year-old sister and a 19-year-old brother.
In an interview, Prince discussed how he dealt with his father’s celebrity and didn’t realize Michael Jackson was a superstar until he watched fans fainting at one of his shows.
Prince also expressed uncertainty about how to deal with Michael Jackson’s celebrity.
Prince noted that, for the most part, his family was insulated from his father’s celebrity; yet, there were “small seeds growing up and becoming older” that culminated in a “single a-ha moment” that transformed everything.
“I saw that people would follow us around and simply want to reach out and touch my father,” he explained.
“However, the moment that genuinely struck me occurred when I was between the ages of 10 and 11, and I was viewing a film of my father playing. He was performing in front of a large crowd outside.
“When I noticed that several audience members were losing consciousness, I turned to my father and said, ‘Why are people losing consciousness?'” “I can keep my calm even if I see you every day.”
Growing up with Michael Jackson as a parent, “music just resonated through the halls of the house,” according to Prince. He also recounted listening to his father’s songs as a child.
“My sister and I went around my room pretesting for an animal preservation demonstration while listening to ‘They Don’t Care About Us.’ This is one of my most cherished memories.”
“I don’t have a singing voice…and I can’t dance,” he laughed.
Throughout the interview, Prince was asked about the guidance and teaching he received and treasured from his father.