Paris Jackson is publicly putting her family on blast while simultaneously asking fans to stop chiming in on their dynamic.
Janet Jackson was honored at the Billboard Music Awards Sunday, May 20 and became the first Black woman to receive the program’s icon award. Her mother, Katherine Jackson, and sister Rebbie Jackson were in attendance, along with nephew Prince Jackson.
However, the singer’s niece, Paris, claimed she “had absolutely no idea” about the honor and none of the Jackson said they would come to Las Vegas to support the “Nasty” performer.
“No one from my mgmt reached out to me about attending Billboards or about the award, and no one from my family did either,” Paris said Monday, May 21 on her Instagram story. “I had absolutely no idea until y’all spammed with hatred.”
Fans had hit the model with messages asking why Paris wasn’t at MGM Grand Garden Arena to support her 52-year-old aunt’s big night. But the only daughter of Michael Jackson wasn’t here for the noise.
“Dear social media followers, friends, stalkers, lovers and haters, and fellow moonwalkers: Please do not tell me/demands/try to control how I handle my relationship with the people in my life, specifically my family,” she wrote on IG.
“As amazing and as s—y as things can be, it is no one’s business but ours,” she added. “I understand that some of you feel some sort of connection or need to be a part of our lives considering you watched us grow up. However, I am handling my situation exactly how my father did. And I am happy keeping it that way. I will always have love and respect for my family. ALWAYS.”
Paris added that while all families have “heir moments of trauma, heartbreak, separation, love,” her famous family’s issues are broadcast for the world to see. Still, she said that doesn’t make their problems any different than those faced by others.
“Every level has another devil. Every life has their own s— to deal with,” she said. “We ain’t inferior or superior to y’all. We’re all f—ing human. So let’s act like it. I appreciate any and every person reading this and I’m grateful for everything in my life, positive and negative.”
Regardless, Paris was still proud of her aunt’s honor, echoing praises for the icon on her Instagram story.