Michael Jackson's Daughter Paris Identifies as Black

Posted by Ria, 27 Jan

Most children born to mixed parents usually struggle with the issue of identity. But Paris Jackson is no such child. She has no question about it.

In an interview featured on Rolling Stone, Paris, daughter of the legendary pop star Michael Jackson, had something interesting to say about her identity. She considers herself a black woman.

Going by her appearance, Paris looks nothing like black. Her skin is light and she has blue eyes. But growing up she was always told she is black. In fact, she compares her appearance to that of "Prison Break" star Wentworth Miller, who is also surprisingly black.

Your perfect partner could be online right now...

What are you looking for?

In the interview, questions about whether Michael is her biological father also arose. And Paris is more than certain that he is. In fact all she has is love and adoration for the man. The fact that people have always questioned whether she and her two brothers, Michael and Prince, are the pop star's biological children doesn't surprise her.

Below is an excerpt from the Rolling Stone article about all this:

Paris is certain that Michael Jackson was her biological dad. She believes it with a fervency that is both touching and, in the moment, utterly convincing. “He is my father,” she says, making fierce eye contact. “He will always be my father. He never wasn’t, and he never will not be. People that knew him really well say they see him in me, that it’s almost scary.

“I consider myself black,” she says, adding later that her dad “would look me in the eyes and he’d point his finger at me and he’d be like, ‘You’re black. Be proud of your roots.’ And I’d be like, ‘OK, he’s my dad, why would he lie to me?’ So I just believe what he told me. ‘Cause, to my knowledge, he’s never lied to me.

“Most people that don’t know me call me white,” Paris concedes. “I’ve got light skin and, especially since I’ve had my hair blond, I look like I was born in Finland or something.” She points out that it’s far from unheard of for mixed-race kids to look like her – accurately noting that her complexion and eye color are similar to the TV actor Wentworth Miller’s, who has a black dad and a white mom.

Paris also has 9 tattoos dedicated to her father because he brought her "nothing but joy. So why not have constant reminders of joy?”. FYI, she has 50 tattoos in total!

2 responses to "Michael Jackson's Daughter Paris Identifies as Black"

Leave a reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

  1.   NewYorkGent says:
    Posted: 01 Mar

    "Paris is certain that Michael Jackson was her biological dad. She believes it with a fervency that is both touching and, in the moment, utterly convincing. 'He is my father,' she says, making fierce eye contact. 'He will always be my father. He never wasnt, and he never will not be.'" Whether MJ was her biological father or not doesn't matter. Being a parent is about loving and raising a child, which is what he did, making him her father.

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: or 0 ()
    Reply to this comment
  2.   Whiplash says:
    Posted: 16 Feb

    Too bad her father identified as a 5 year old white girl.

    Like or Dislike: or 4 (-4)
    Reply to this comment