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Michael Jackson's son hits back after Harry Styles is dubbed the 'King of Pop'

Michael Jackson's son hits back after Harry Styles is dubbed the 'King of Pop'

Prince Jackson says his father Michael has 'earned' the 'King of Pop' title

Michael Jackson's son believes his father is still the 'King of Pop' after Harry Styles was recently dubbed with the title from Rolling Stone Magazine.

Prince Jackson recently appeared on an episode of ITV's Good Morning Britain to discuss the 40th anniversary of Michael Jackson's 'Thriller'.

The 25-year-old said he still has 'so much love' for his late father, who passed away in 2009 at the age of 50.

"Even now, I'm understanding the full weight of his legacy - as I grow up, as I learn more about his history. His impact is so much deeper than I can fully comprehend," he told hosts Adil Ray and Charlotte Hawkins.

He was then later asked if Harry Styles deserves the 'King of Pop' title, and it's safe to say that Prince didn't exactly agree with it.

"We’ve come in the situation before, Harry Styles is an incredible artist," he said.

"He’s got his own genre and he’s definitely an amazing artist.

Prince Jackson said his father 'earnt' the title of 'King of Pop'.
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"But, the 'King of Pop' was a moniker that really my dad earned in a time that the access to information and the access to popularity and fame wasn’t as easily accessible as it is today."

Prince added: "With so many other social factors that you have to take into consideration at that time, I do feel that my father is the King of Pop, will always be the King of Pop, and it’s not something that you can ever take away, because we’ve just evolved so much as a society that those same factors will never be the same.

"So when you look at the… from where my father started to where he ended, versus where all these other people started to where they ended, it’s just night and day of a difference."

Jackson referred to Harry Styles as an 'amazing artist'.
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After the 2019 documentary, Leaving Neverland, dropped, the controversy surrounding the singer hit a new high after two men, Wade Robson and James Safechuck, claimed that Jackson allegedly sexually abused them as children.

Jackson's nephew Taj Jackson, who was supposedly part of the infamous sleepovers that the star had with younger children, said that the documentary was incorrect.

Taj told CBS This Morning: "I grew up in it, so for me it wasn’t odd.

"You know, I think, to the outside world, yes, I think it can be odd. I mean, I'm not oblivious to what it sounds like…

"But I think, the fault on my uncle was he just, he didn't have that bone in his body to look at it the other way.

"And I think that was the thing, is that his naiveté was his downfall in a way."

But, Taj expressed his own intent to make a documentary about his uncle, as per NME.

"I’m gonna go with the facts." he said.

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Topics: Michael Jackson, Celebrity, Music, Harry Styles