Michael Jackson’s son says his dad was ‘the greatest’ as he opens up on singer’s legacy
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Micheal Jackson's son has opened up about his famous dad and described the late King of Pop as 'the greatest' musician of all time.
"I was born into it - I was born in '97 in the middle of the History tour - so anytime we were travelling around, there was always people surrounding him and, for me, that just kind of felt normal," Prince said.
"When I started to realise that this was something more was when I started watching videos of men fainting over my dad.
"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."
The 25-year-old said that he ultimately has 'so much love' for his late father, who passed away in 2009 at the age of 50, and finds it 'gratifying' to know that he had a big impact on the world.
He said he is inspired himself, adding: "It pushes me to go for it and to be better, but I also just like to take a moment, to sit back and go ‘my dad really was the greatest. He is the greatest. And that's worth celebrating."
As part of the interview today, Prince also opened up about his dad's friendship with the late Princess Diana, who passed away 25 years ago this year.
"He felt connected to her in a way he didn’t really have those connections with other people," he said, explaining that they had a 'communal' love.
Prince's words about his late father come after renewed controversy surrounding the singer following the 2019 documentary, Leaving Neverland.
It features the testimony of two men, Wade Robson and James Safechuck, who claim that Jackson sexually abused them as children.
After the documentary, members of Jackson's family, including Prince, have tired to keep the singer's legacy alive in a positive way.
They slammed the documentary and claimed it was only created to make money.
Michael Jackson's nephew Taj Jackson said that while his sleepovers with children were 'odd', he insists nothing untoward ever happened.
"I grew up in it, so for me it wasn’t odd," he said. “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."