Paris Jackson opens up on Michael Jackson's parenting
Michael Jackson's now 23-year-old daughter has spoken about her father, his parenting and the impact it had on her career
Paris - called so after the city she was conceived in - discussed how the Jackson family lived all over the world, rarely staying in one place for too long. “My dad 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,” she said.
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Referencing more of the work ethic she said her father instilled in her and her siblings throughout their childhood, Paris said: "I'm a full believer that I should earn everything."
She explained: "Growing up, it was about earning stuff. 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, it’s something else entirely. It’s an accomplishment.”
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In terms of her musical influences, Paris said: "I'm obviously a fan of his music" - stating that she knows "all the lyrics to all of his songs" - but that she also carries his same love of all different kinds of genres.
Paris rounded out the interview by saying, “the one [lesson] that is my guiding principle is that you never stop learning,” adding that her father "would say something along the lines of, ‘The minute that you stop learning is the minute that you’re going to start dying'.”