Fans enjoyed one of the rare public appearances of Michael Jackson‘s children chaperoned by their grandmother, Katherine Jackson, in Gary, Indiana this weekend. The family was there for the city’s celebration of their father as Michael’s birthday is August 29.
“We adjusted over the past years. And I think that coming here, seeing our dad’s old house, and all the fans coming out, I think it is really sweet they did that,” said Paris Jackson, Michael Jackson’s daughter.
Prince, 14, Paris, 13, and Blanket, 9, Michael’s three children were on hand Saturday night and posed for pictures and signed autographs for fans during the town’s three-day celebration.
“It’s good to see the place where our dad grew up,” said Blanket Jackson, Michael Jackson’s son.
Michael Jackson’s childhood home at 2300 Jackson remains a beehive of activity as throngs of fans pay tribute at the legend’s stage. “I am happy for this type of a thing not only going on here, but going on all over the world,” said Joe Jackson, Michael Jackson’s father.
The Jackson family says seeing the community and fans from everywhere honoring Michael makes them feel wonderful as they vow to keep his music and his legacy.
When asked how she wants her father to be remembered, Paris Jackson said: “As one of the greatest and nicest guys ever.”
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