Prince Jackson is opening up about the relationship he shares with younger siblings, Paris Jackson and Prince “Blanket” Jackson II. In an interview with Good Morning Britain yesterday (October 28), he said, “When we were growing up, my father would say, ‘We could have nothing, but you look around in this room, your brother, your sister, and me, that’s all you’ll ever have,'” Prince, 24, shared on the daytime show. “And that always stuck with my siblings and I, and we have such a close relationship. Because I’m the oldest, my father would always tell me I have to make sure that the group is taken care of and that I have to kind of be the leader and lead by example. But, after his passing, and us being thrown into the ‘real world,’ my siblings honestly—they picked up the slack that I unfortunately left behind.”
Michael Jackson and his then-wife Debbie Rowe welcomed Prince, on February 13, 1997, followed by his sibling, Paris, in April 1998. Before Michael’s tragic passing in 2009, he welcomed Prince Michael Jackson II, also known as Blanket, via surrogate in February 2002.
“At this point in our life, it doesn’t really feel like there’s that hierarchy of ‘I’m the older brother,'” Prince continued. “We’re all siblings and we’re kind of all on that same level where my sister has her strengths, and my brother has his strengths where I’m not as strong in certain areas, they complement me in that way.”
“Any moment I get to spend with my siblings now, especially as we’re getting older and our own lives are starting to kind of blossom and grow,” he added. “Every moment that I get with them—any little family dinner, any family outing—is really a special moment for me.”
Prince and Paris have recently collaborated with music, with Prince producing the music video for Paris’ single with her band The Soundflowers, “Your Look,” last July. However, Prince made it clear that his efforts will remain behind-the-scenes.
“In the sense that probably I’ll handle the visuals and she’ll handle the music, I think I would love to do that again,” he shared. “My sister has such a cinematic way of telling stories through her music and it’s so raw because it comes from a place of true emotion. And any time, as a creative person, when you get that type of intellectual property, you get that type of project, it just makes the process so much easier, and on top of it, because her and I have such a great personal relationship, it makes being on set that much more fun.”
Watch Prince Jackson on Good Morning Britain here.