Paris Jackson has recently become more and more open to the public, launching herself as a model and starting to express herself outside social media. First, she got an episode of TV in which her father was played by a white man canceled. Now she’s doing cover interviews with Rolling Stone. In the newest issue of the magazine, Jackson covers a whole lot, much of it shocking. Hard to prioritize one bomb over another, but we’ll start with her accusation that her father, Michael Jackson, was murdered.
Paris seems to believe that her father’s death in 2009 was not an accident. At the time, Michael Jackson was preparing for a show with AEG Live and rehearsing constantly. Dr. Conrad Murray, his physician, got him addicted to an anesthetic drug for sleep called propofol, and was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in his death. But Paris suggests it was more than that. She says, “He would drop hints about people being out to get him. And at some point he was like, ‘They’re gonna kill me one day,’” adding, “It sounds like a total conspiracy theory and it sounds like bulls---t, but all real fans and everybody in the family knows it. It was a setup. It was bulls---t.”
She says she’s still looking for justice but says it’s a “chess game” and “I am trying to play the chess game the right way. And that’s all I can say about that right now.”
Paris also says she considers herself black, despite many rumors that have circulated that Michael Jackson was not her biological father. She says he would “look me in the eyes and he’d point his finger at me and he’d be like, ‘You’re black. Be proud of your roots.’ And I’d be like, ‘Ok, he’s my dad, why would he lie to me?’ So I just believe what he told me. ‘Cause, to my knowledge, he’s never lied to me.”
Paris admits to having attempted suicide several times as a teen - when she was struggling with drug addiction - and says she was sexually assaulted by a stranger. She didn’t add more details about that but says at the time she had no support.
For someone so young, Paris Jackson has certainly been through a lot, probably more than most of us can conceive of, and though you may raise eyebrows at some of what she says, I’d personally be a complete maniac if I’d been through half of it.