Paris Jackson opens up about her childhood, revealing the values her dad, the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson, instilled in her.
The 22 years old singer, who lived all over the world. With her famous superstar dad, Michael Jackson has revealed in a recent interview that she’s grateful for her “privilege” but she learned from a young age. Not to feel entitled.
“My dad [Michael] 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, five-star places. It was also like. We saw everything. We saw third-world countries. We saw every part of the spectrum,” The Wilted singer tells Naomi Campbell on her YouTube interview series No Filter.
Growing up as a star kid, Pars went on to state how she knows her roots and tries to stay grounded, and she credited her dad Michael for teaching her and her siblings, Prince, 19, and Michael, 24, that lesson at a young age.
“I’m also 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, Paris told the host after the latter told her that she “shouldn’t be doing [model] castings”. Due to her immense fame.
“Even growing up. It was about earning stuff,” she insisted. “If we wanted five toys from FAO Schwarz. Or Toys “R” Us. We had to read five 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 something else entirely. It’s an accomplishment.”
Paris revealed also that the late King of Pop is still deeply influenced her and she told Naomi that his broad range of musical tastes made her the artist she is today. “I’m obviously a fan of his music… . I know all the lyrics. To all of the songs and. You know. I will definitely jam out to them. But I feel like. When it comes to influences. I feel like every part of my childhood. Will always influence how I am today. Whether it was like experiences. Or like all of the music. We listened to.”
“He loved classical music. And jazz,” she continued. “And Hip Hop and R&B. And obviously the Motown stuff. But also like radio’s Top 40. He loved rock music, soft rock. The Beatles. So we grew up around all of that. I feel like. All of that somehow influences my stuff. If you listen to my album. Even there’s some movie soundtrack. Like influences as well like Hans Zimmer. Danny Elfman, as well as like rock bands. Like Radiohead, and Manchester Orchestra.”