Prince Jackson has revealed why his father made him wear a mask.
Michael Jackson passed away in June 2009, and his personal life was widely speculated in the press – especially surrounding his three children, Prince, Paris and Blanket.
“My dad spoke to me like an adult. He told us the reason for the masks was he wanted us to have our own life without him,” Prince said.
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The late singer warned his son to not trust people because they will use him for their own personal gain.
“It sounds bad, but a lot of people are motivated by themselves,” Prince told the Los Angeles Times.
“He said, ‘Don’t trust someone just because it sounds like a good idea – do your research. There are a lot of people who want to interact with [me and my siblings] just because of who we are.
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Prince admitted that he’s not close to his birth mother, Debbie Rowe, who was married to his father between 1996 to 1999, but said that he has two mothers.
“I’m very lucky to have two mother figures in my life, my grandmother [Katherine Jackson] and my cousin Frances [Jackson].
“As for my birth mother, she’s always been more of a friend, and that works for us,” he added.
“You could say my whole life has been unconventional. I really love that though, and it’s all I’ve ever known.”