Michael Jackson's Kids Have No Friends

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Katherine Jackson, mother of the late Michael Jackson, has been taking care of the pop star's kids, as directed in his will, since his death almost a year ago.

Since June 25, 2009, the children have become "isolated" and miss their father desperately, she tells the UK's Daily Mirror. It's very sad and not surprising.

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"They don't have any friends. They don't go to school, they have private lessons at home," Katherine laments, "But that will all change in September."

"They are due to enroll at private college."

What college that is remains unclear, but according to the interview, one of the kids' coping mechanisms is to spend hours listening to their father's music.

Paris, Prince and Blanket are rarely seen in public.

Katherine says Paris Jackson has turned her bedroom into a shrine to her "Daddy" and that Prince and Blanket talk often about trying to make him proud.

The Jackson matriarch says that when the children moved in with her, she wanted to decorate Paris' room with flowers or ballerinas. That didn't happen.

Katherine says "Paris went into a closet and she brought out seven or eight pictures of Michael, and she told me, 'No, I want daddy hanging in my room.'"

Paris Jackson, who many fans remember from the memorial, "goes to bed and wakes up looking at him. She said, 'I always want to be able to see him.'"

Almost brings a tear to your eye, no?

Despite Michael's wish that his kids have a life away from the spotlight - a goal he went to great lengths to foster - that doesn't mean they aren't gifted.

In the interview, the 80-year-old Katherine went on to say Paris is the most musically-inclined of the three and that Prince wants to produce movies.

Blanket has show flashes of coming out of his shell too.

For now, the children go to classes and their karate and swimming lessons, which they love, and live under the guardianship of Katherine, who they love.

The kids' trust fund is wisely and appropriately managed. Hopefully they continue to grow and mature with whatever degree of normalcy they can achieve.

The interview comes just days before the anniversary of the star's death, and the release of a new book by Katherine with pictures and memories of MJ.

Above all, Katherine says that "Michael was so misunderstood ... I treasure my memories of him and wanted to share them with his fans in my book."

"I remember when he brought gifts for me. A watch, a necklace, a ring. I'll never forget how he smiled when I opened each one. He was so generous."

"I want the world to know that real Michael Jackson, a loving person."


One day at New Struan School in June 2010, I said to one of my then classroom assistants, Karen Robinson about a videoclip from Family Guy where Michael Jackson shot his groin off on stage, "Michelle liked that Michael Jackson scene on stage." in front of one of my previous teachers Michael Toner who was like, "Is that right, Peter Glass? We'll see about that pally."


R.I.p m.j we will never forget you


let her do wat she can to help the healing process...


its only been a year since our beloved michael has died and his moma has already wrote a book. you would have thought she wouldnt have really felt like doing that in that short of time. i think its sad ,she is out for the money and you know it. shes as greedy as the rest of the vulchers. i will not buy one because its probably nothing we havent heard. i think she still should have been grieving in that year. i know its his moma and thats what i dont get. we wont forget michael life. her book is ahhhh mo money mo money. shes been around joe too long. thats the way i feel about the whole thing. im not going to help her support all of her 80 year old sons and wives and kids and even mj damn family is still making mj pay. you make me sick mommy dearest


my grand maw in law Katherine is A great grand mah taking care of MICHAEL JACKSONS KIDS kids


Maybe Katherine writing a book about MJ and her family is a healing process for her. To say, it's just for money is totally insensitive.


I don't think it's a good idea for MJs children to go to school yet except the oldest son. He is old enough to handle the public.
As for the physical punishments MJ and his siblings received at the hands of their father, this is a norm in African American culture. Physical punishment is called "getting a whipping". To call it abuse by today's standard is to misunderstand black culture in America. Joe Jackson raised his kids the only way he knew how like his father raised him. Michael was a very sensitive and special child though. Later in his adult life he acknowledged his love for his father and vowed to stop judging him. You can see one thing; none of the Jacksons ended up in jail, in a gang, or on street drugs. In the black community, this is a great accomplishment.


I hope Katherine Jackson is telling the truth about the children. She's the same woman who said Michael only had a couple nose jobs when people have eyes that see (with sadness) and stood by Joe Jackson when he said he did not beat their children. (Oh, wait, he only whipped them with a belt. I guess that doesn't count as abuse.) I'm also disappointed she, too, wants to cash in on her son by publishing a book about him. His fans aren't obligated to have more information about a very private person.


i really feel for michael's kids....it must be truely traumatising for them knowing that their father is gone :( on friday 25th june 2010, i plan to have a marathon of him entirely. dvd's, music, pictures, the lot :) i have 3 MJ t-shirts also. R.I.P Michael Jackson, you were truely and geniunly loved by billions!!!


I heard-from the news-that the Jackson kids' will be attending a private school?? If this is true?..I believe it will be awesome for them!! Thanks for listening..Pamela;age 19, Louisville, KY.

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