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Michael Jackson’s son 'Blanket' has new nickname after completely reinventing himself

Joe Harker

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Michael Jackson’s son 'Blanket' has new nickname after completely reinventing himself

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If you think of Michael Jackson's children then you might remember the baby he dangled over a balcony back in 2002.

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That was his youngest child, officially named Prince Michael Jackson II, though from a young age he often went by the nickname 'Blanket' because his father would often wrap him in a blanket to cover his identity.

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While he wasn't wrapped in the blanket any more as he grew up he still kept out of the public spotlight as much as possible and the name stuck with him.

Prince Michael Jackson II, or Bigi Jackson as he prefers to be called. Credit: Good Morning Britain/ITV
Prince Michael Jackson II, or Bigi Jackson as he prefers to be called. Credit: Good Morning Britain/ITV

However, you can't go through your life being called Blanket for the rest of your days and so he decided to adopt another nickname, 'Bigi'.

These days the young man goes by the name Bigi Jackson, though he's not interested in following in his famous father's musical footsteps and instead prefers to be an advocate about the dangers of climate change.

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Speaking to Good Morning Britain back in 2021 he spoke about living with his father's legacy and talked about why tackling climate change was so important.

He said: "There’s a lot of really cool stuff here, there’s a lot of history here in this house and the studio here, that’s what he was all about.

"That’s what each of us want to do, make some things that people hopefully enjoy but also that benefit their lives."

"I do think it’s important that we all know about [climate change], I think we have some work to do, but our generation knows how important it is."

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Along with his siblings Prince Michael Jackson I and Paris Jackson, Bigi was raised by his grandmother Katherine after the death of his father in 2009, though he has since moved to his own California mansion.

Bigi admitted he can't really sing or dance, but would like people to do something about climate change. Credit: ITV/Good Morning Britain
Bigi admitted he can't really sing or dance, but would like people to do something about climate change. Credit: ITV/Good Morning Britain

People reacting to his change of nickname and activism about climate change praised Jackson for the things he'd been through.

"It's not easy coping with the death of a parent. Glad to see he's doing better. Only wish good things for the offspring of MJ," one said of the young man.

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Another said they 'love his name and wish him a lot of luck', while a third added that if they were nicknamed Blanket they 'would change my name too' and hoped Bigi Jackson could have a 'normal life'.

As for those hoping that the youngest Jackson might one day follow in his father's footsteps, Bigi once admitted that he 'can't sing or dance'.

Topics: Celebrity, Michael Jackson

Joe Harker
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