Prince Jackson on his ambitions and what advice music icon Michael Jackson gave him prior to his death
Michael Jackson’s son Prince Jackson has admitted he has no interest in folllowing in his father’s footsteps.
The 19-year-old has said he can’t sing or dance and has no desire to carve out a career on stage, because he’d rather be involved in the production side of things.
Speaking to The Los Angeles Times, Prince explained: “Everyone thinks I’m going to do music and dance. Music is a big part of my life. It shaped who I am because of my family, but I’ve always wanted to go into production. My dad would ask me what I wanted to do and my answer was always producing and directing.”
Prince Jackson at Goal on Third Street
Although the late King of Pop – who tragically died in 2009 from acute propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication – is no longer around to guide his son, Prince will never forget his advice.
When asked on what advice his father gave him prior to his death that has stuck with him, he said: “Trust no one. It sounds bad, but a lot of people are motivated by themselves. He said don’t trust someone just because it sounds like a good idea–do your research. There are a lot of people who want to interact with [me and my siblings] just because of who we are.”
Prince will never get over his dad’s shocking passing but he believes him, his brother Blanket, 14, and sister Paris, 18, are learning how to cope with the missing figure in their life.
He explained: “The way I cope with [the grief] is incorporating him into my life in every way–from my company logo having little bits of him [to] using his metaphors and trying to follow everything he taught us. My brother and my sister, we’ve all coped differently. I’ve gotten better the older I get.”
Thanks to: mirror – US gossip