Paris Jackson has something to say.
Paris Jackson appears on our latest cover. Head to RollingStone.com to read the story in full. The 18-year-old candidly discusses Michael Jackson as a father and his private pain in her first in-depth interview. She also opens up about her battles with drug addiction, what childhood was like on Neverland Ranch and her bright future. Photograph by David LaChapelle
The young star dropped a bombshell by admitting she thinks her father Michael Jackson was murdered, saying, “Absolutely. Because it’s obvious. All arrows point to that. It sounds like a total conspiracy theory and it sounds like bulls–t, but all real fans and everybody in the family knows it. It was a setup. It was bulls–t. He would drop hints about people being out to get him.”
The 19-year-old even opened up about being sexually assaulted by a “complete stranger” when she was 14, which led to her suicide attempts. She told the mag, “I don’t wanna give too many details, but it was not a good experience at all, and it was really hard for me, and, at the time, I didn’t tell anybody.”
Paris then tried to kill herself at the age of 15 years old by slashing her wrist and swallowing 20 Motrin pills. She added, “It was just self-hatred. Low self-esteem, thinking that I couldn’t do anything right, not thinking I was worthy of living anymore.” But despite the hardships, the aspiring model says she’s in a much better place in her life and ready to take on the world.
Ms. Jackson even revealed that she identifies as a Black woman. She told the mag that her father 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.”
Check Paris Jackson out on the cover of the February issue of Rolling Stone on stands now.