On the next episode of Oprah’s, The Next Chapter, Oprah scores an interview with Michael Jackson’s oldest child, Paris Jackson. In the preview, Paris talks about the masks that her father made her and her brothers wore in public when they went out with their dad. If you were confused by the masks, just imagine how confused they were, Paris stated:
“I was really confused, like I didn’t get why I was wearing a mask. But I understand it now, why our dad would want our face to be covered, so when we went out without him, we wouldn’t be recognized and we can have a normal childhood”
“He had his doubts, because he told us when he was younger he didn’t really have a childhood. He’d always be stuck in the studio singing while other kids were out playing. And he wanted us to have that . . . Chuck E. Cheese and Toys ‘R Us were our favorite places to go”, she continued commenting on the idea of maintaining normalcy in their lives.
She continued with her father and the trio (Paris, Prince Michael and Blanket) today,
“Now I see other kids and their parents and I compare them to my dad. Our dad was a really normal father when he was with us. We would get grounded us if we did something bad. He would ground us. He wouldn’t call it grounding; he’d just say, ‘Your on punishment’. Sometimes we’d be on punishment a lot. Mostly me and Blanket because me and blanket would always fight.”
“Prince has started to drift off; he’s a teenager, he’s a teenage boy, he’s gonna do that. But me and Blanket have found a lot of things in common more things than I thought we did, so me and him have gotten closer” she continued.
You can check out the full interview this Sunday on OWN.