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Michael Jackson’s only daughter Paris proud of African-American roots, identifies as black

Paris Jackson, the only daughter of late music icon Michael Jackson, spoke up about her African-American heritage and how proud she is of them, as well as the criticism she has experienced.

Billie Jean hitmaker and Debbie Rowe gave birth to Paris, 25, in 1998.

Over the years, there has been conjecture that Jackson is not the biological father of his three children, Paris and her two brothers, Bigi, 22, and Prince, 27. This was due to the fact that many people couldn’t find a likeness between the late singer and the kids, particularly Paris, who has white skin, light eyes, and bleached blonde hair.

Today, she is a successful musician who continues in her father’s footsteps.

She has already walked the runway for well-known labels such as Chanel. Paris is part of the band The Soundflowers.

“Everyone in my family makes music. “I mean, I’m a Jackson,” she explained in 2020. “It makes sense that I’m a musician but like, a Jackson doing folk indie?”

Paris is very close to her brothers and looks up to Prince. “He’s everything to me, you know?” In 2020, she told People of her relationship with her older brother. “I’ve always looked up to him and always wanted his approval and everything, and wanted to be more like him.”

He loves and supports his younger sister just as much. “Basically, she is who my father is. The only difference is her age and gender,” he said of Paris, adding that she’s similar to her father “in all of her strengths and practically all of her weaknesses.” “She’s extremely passionate.”

The King of Pop’s physical appearance changed dramatically over the course of his life, and many accused him of bleaching his skin, which was significantly darker in his youth, but he claimed in an Oprah interview in 1993 that he had never done anything to his skin and that it turning white was a result of Vitiligo.

“I am proud of my race. I am proud of who I am,” Jackson told Winfrey at the time.

Back in 2017, speaking of herself, Paris told Rolling Stone magazine she “considers [herself] black,” and that “[Michael] 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.’”

“The majority of strangers refer to me as white. “I have light skin and, especially since I dyed my hair blond, I look like I was born in Finland or something,” she explained. “And I’d say, ‘Okay, he’s my father; why would he lie to me?’ So I simply trust what he tells me. [Because], to my knowledge, he has never lied to me.”