Paris Jackson has been in the news quite a bit recently. The 14-year old daughter of Michael Jackson was at the center of a very bizarre family squabble that saw her grandmother, Katherine Jackson, vanish from the home they share for 9 days recently amid rumors that certain family members were angling for some of the King of Pop's fortune.
Glamour had the chance to sit down recently with Paris for an interesting interview. Check out an excerpt from it below.
Some members of her family wish she'd wait to become an actress.
"A lot of people don't want me to do it [her aunt Janet Jackson has said, "She has the rest of her adult life to be that actress that she wants to be... Your childhood—you completely lose."], but Aunt La Toya believes in me. She heard me play a little guitar and sing, and she started clapping, 'Oh my God, oh my God.' She really does encourage me; it's just awesome of her."
She's determined to prove herself.
"I love my dad, and I'm proud to be his daughter. I just don't think the title 'M.J.'s daughter' fits me. A lot of people think he's the only reason I'm making it, but I want to show that I do have talent and that I can make it if I try. I want to be my own person."
She refuses to follow the crowd.
"The clique in my class, they don't like me or my friend because we're outside of the box. We're not copycats. Prince calls me goth, but I'm more rock 'n' roll. (I listen to older music like AC/DC; Phil Collins is the ish.) A ton of kids at school have made fun of me; if I had to give advice to other girls, I would say, 'Hang loose and ignore them. They shouldn't faze you no matter how popular they think they are.'"
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