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Prince Michael Jackson II

Prince Michael Jackson II
Born Prince Michael Jackson II
(2002-02-21) February 21, 2002 (age 12)
San Diego, California, U.S.
Years active 2003-present
Parents Michael Jackson (deceased)
Relatives Michael Joseph Jackson Jr. (half-brother)
Paris-Michael Katherine Jackson (half-sister)
Joe Jackson (grandfather)
Katherine Jackson (grandmother)
Rebbie Jackson (aunt)
La Toya Jackson (aunt)
Janet Jackson (aunt)
Jackie Jackson (uncle)
Tito Jackson (uncle)
Jermaine Jackson (uncle)
Marlon Jackson (uncle)
Randy Jackson (uncle)
Joh'Vonnie Jackson (aunt)

Prince Michael "Blanket" Jackson II (born February 21, 2002) is the youngest child of pop icon Michael Jackson.

Early life

In 2002, Michael Jackson won his 22nd American Music Award for Artist of the Century.[1] In the same year, Jackson's third child, Prince Michael Jackson II (nicknamed "Blanket") was born.[2] The mother's identity is unknown, but Jackson has said the child was the result of artificial insemination from a surrogate mother and his own sperm. He grew up at Neverland Ranch with his half-siblings. Following his father's death in 2009, his grandmother Katherine was made the permanent guardian of him and his siblings Paris and Prince.[3] In 2012, Katherine Jackson split custody of Jackson II and his half-siblings with his older cousin T.J. Jackson, son of Tito Jackson and a member of the group 3T.[4]

Jackson made his first television appearance as a baby in the documentary Living with Michael Jackson in 2003. In the documentary, his father explained the meaning behind his nickname Blanket, meaning to cover or 'blanket' someone with love. Jackson also became the center of controversy as an infant when his father Michael dangled him from a hotel balcony in Germany while trying to show him off to a crowd of fans waiting outside the hotel to see his father. His father later regretted his mistake; however the balcony incident has been hugely parodied and ridiculed by media and various celebrities.

In his early childhood, Jackson and his half-siblings wore various masks and veils in their father's attempt to keep their identities hidden from media, paparazzi and fans.

Filmography

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2003 Living with Michael Jackson Himself TV special documentary
2009 Michael Jackson Memorial Service Himself A live telecast of the public memorial service for the king of pop, Michael Jackson.
2010 The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards Himself TV special
2010 Oprah Winfrey Show Himself All New! A World Exclusive: Oprah Talks to Michael Jackson's Mother, Katherine, and Visits with His Children
2011 The X Factor Himself Live Performance Show #6

References

External links

  • Internet Movie Database
The Jackson Family portal
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