Michael Jackson - Latoya Jackson Commends Michael For Masking His Children

Michael Jackson's sister thinks he raised ''balanced'' kids because he masked them in public.

The late 'Thriller' hitmaker used to make Prince Michael, 15, Paris, 14, and 10-year-old Prince Michael II, who is known as Blanket, cover their faces when they went out in order to shield them from the spotlight and his sister LaToya thinks it was the right thing to do as it allowed them to experience normality when they were out without their famous father.

She told 'Access Hollywood': ''That is the reason why he would mask them, because when they would go out without him, they could do whatever they [wanted] and they had a normal life, which is great.

''They got a chance to experience that. And they would go with the nanny [without the masks], nobody knew who they were. But with him, he kept the mask on so people wouldn't recognise them or know and now they're very balanced kids, which is great.''

Though the children - who are now under the care of their grandmother Katherine Jackson - have appeared in public more since Michael died from acute Propofol intoxication in June 2009, LaToya admits she thinks they would still have been shielded if her brother was still alive.

She added: ''Truthfully, I think Michael would have kept them secluded still. That's just the way he was raising them... but my mother felt they needed to be unmasked and they needed to experience life for what it is.

''I just love them all. They're so great. He's done a great job and my mother's doing an incredible job with them.''

Paris - who is set to make her acting debut in 'Lundon's Bridge' - recently revealed she was always confused about wearing a mask in public, but now understands her father's reasoning.

She said: ''I was really confused. I didn't get why I was wearing a mask. I understand it now. My dad wanted us to be covered [because] he wanted us to have a childhood.''


Contactmusic

Tags: Michael Jackson - Katherine Jackson - La Toya Jackson


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

5 Seconds Of Summer Earn Record Breaking Debut At No.1 On Billboard 200

Australian pop band 5 Seconds of Summer have certainly introduced themselves...

5 Seconds Of Summer Earn Record Breaking Debut At No.1 On Billboard 200

Iggy Azalea To Make Film Debut In 'Fast & Furious 7,' Vin Diesel Reveals

One of hip-hop's most popular female artists, Iggy Azalea, is...

Iggy Azalea To Make Film Debut In 'Fast & Furious 7,' Vin Diesel Reveals

Bleachers' 'Strange Desire' - The Five Best Songs

New music from indie-pop superstars Fun. is definitely in the works, considering the multi-platinum band just...

Bleachers' 'Strange Desire' - The Five Best Songs

First Impression - Karen O Premieres First Song From Solo Album

Not many artists have their break-out year after more than a decade...

First Impression - Karen O Premieres First Song From Solo Album

"The Big Bang Theory" Is Hitting Production Delays Over Big Pay Demands From Stars

Season 8 of The Big Bang Theory is mercifully being delayed over...

Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett - Anything Goes

Lady Gaga unveils a studio video of her collaborative new single with Tony Bennett entitled 'Anything Goes'...

Lady Gaga - Anything Goes Video
Advertisement

The Celebrities That South Park Loves To Hate

Game of Thrones is one of the most popular TV series on the box at the moment but that hasn’t...

The Celebrities That South Park Loves To Hate

Ray J - Never Shoulda Did That Video

Ray J expresses remorse over his highly publicized sex tape back in 2007 with his self-directed music...

Ray J - Never Shoulda Did That Video

'Girls' Actress Allison Williams Lands Role Of 'Peter Pan' In NBC's Live Stage Production

NBC's forthcoming live stage production of 'Peter Pan' has just cast...

 'Girls' Actress Allison Williams Lands Role Of 'Peter Pan' In NBC's Live Stage Production


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

manuel's picture

manuel

Michael Jackson sheltered his children to protect them and allow them to have anormal childhood, but about Katherine feeling they have to experience life is a complete lie, she is just doing what she did with her own children: exploiting them to have more money (yeah with all the money she has she shows wanting even more). Doing a great job just don't think so, she is allowing them to do whatever they want like they want without any control for the most part. This is not letting them to experience life, this is raising them without any guide and even Katherine admitted Michael wouldn't agree (he would be horrified for the precision and would not leave them with her anymore for sure). Now his daughter on Oprah show and this just because KJ is all of a sudden a her "friend", and both do not care that she calls him a pedo every time she can. I would expect that from Katherine - no surprise - but not from his daughter, she is old enough to know (she also has a free access to the internet if in the case) and could choose not going on her show. I wonder why she does things like that... all this filth is disgusting, he did not deserve this too, he was betrayed by everyone on earth and it's ignoble and shameful.
Import Source: 
comments.nsf
Import Date: 
1339191139

2 years 1 month ago
Report
View Comments

YANNI54's picture

YANNI54

Manuel, I guess if you were 80 plus years old you would get it. This women doesn't need the money. Michael made sure to that. These children in that kind of world DID need to be with family and friends and the DO need to feel as normal as they can in this judgmental a$$ world. With or without Katherine they will ALWAYS be the children of Michael Jackson so the media willl ALWAYS BE THERE NO MATTER WHAT OR WHO ARE RAISING THEM. So this idea that you or anyone else thinks they know what is best for the children of Michael Jackson need to lay off this 80 plus years old lady who is doing the best she can with 3 teenagers. You and no one else who write on blogs, does NOT and NEVER WILL know what it was like for Michael or the rest of his family coming up in that world so why would anyone assume they have some right to judge these people. Michaels kids are proving that MJ and his mom did and are doing a good job, because if anyone has noticed MJ's children are smart, polite,respectful and you haven't heard one bad thing when it comes to them so, my major question is why would ANYBODY ON EARTH not think that the media, the paparazzi and all the rest of them would not be in these childrens lives whether they were with Michael and any other Jackson family member. THEY ARE JACKSONS PLAIN AND SIMPLE AND THAT SAYS IT ALL!! They have been and will be on Oprah Winfrey Show not Maury Povich or Jerry Springer and they are not on CNN like Bruce Willis' daughter getting arrested or like Whitney Houston's daughter with the drugs etc. Give these kids a break and the benefit of the doubt. You are right about one thing, MJ was betrayed but my belief is that his children will straighten all of that BS out. They will be the ones who let the media and the hateful public know what THEIR FATHER WAS ALL ABOUT AND IT WILL SHOW MICHAEL JACKSON (THEIR DAD) FOR THE WONDERFUL PERSON THAT HE REALLY WAS!!!!!
Import Source: 
comments.nsf
Import Date: 
1339191139

2 years 1 month ago
Report
View Comments

manuel's picture

manuel

Katherine Jackson does not need money but she is always chasing it and she showed widely. La Toya, is always ready to exploit Micahel Jackson to make money (see Wales- scam; it was a her idea). His daughter is old enough to know what Oprah said and says about MJ, but goes on her show teh same. At this point, I can't expect anything good, even if I would. Then if KJ is not forced to raise Michael's children, he gave her a choice putting Diana Ross as his second choice if Katherine was not able to. I can judge them just as you are judging me and you too are here to write. The rest, I already said it.
Import Source: 
comments.nsf
Import Date: 
1339363948

2 years 1 month ago
Report
View Comments

manuel's picture

manuel

Michael Jackson made sure that his entire Estate goes to his children, his brothers and sisters did not get anything. Katherine gets an allowance until her death but can't leave anything to anyone.
Import Source: 
comments.nsf
Import Date: 
1339363948

2 years 1 month ago
Report
View Comments

Michael Jackson Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Michael Jackson

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All