At the height of Michael Jackson’s fame, he ranked amongst the most high-profile people in the world. Instantly recognizable, his fanbase stretched far and wide, accessing the most remote corners of the globe.
Over the years, the Thriller star built a brand and following for himself that was almost unparalleled in the annals of music history. Simply put, he was a generational talent and a unique performer, and his star continues to shine brightly.
To say that his death at 50 stunned the world is an understatement. His passing in 2009 became one of the biggest news stories of the decade, though he left behind an extensive catalog of songs for people to enjoy for many years to come.
Of course, his music isn’t the only measure of the King of Pop’s legacy…
MJ had three children, Paris, Bigi (previously known as Blanket), and Prince, though they were young when they tragically lost their father.
Despite Jackson’s superstar status, his family did their best to shield his sons and daughter from the limelight in the wake of his passing, rightly reasoning that it was better for them to live their lives away from the flashing of cameras and the ceaseless hounding of the press.
Today, however, Jackson’s kids are all grown up. His daughter, Paris, is a model, actress, and singer in her own right, and now boasts four million followers on her Instagram account.
Of all of MJ’s brood, she’s perhaps the one who’s best used her name and talent to get a foothold in the entertainment industry. His sons, Prince and Bigi, meanwhile, seem to prefer to conduct their business with more subtle strokes.
In fact, by all accounts, it’s fairly rare that fans of the Jackson family get to see Prince and Bigi, and so there was a fair deal of excitement recently when they were pictured together at an event to celebrate what would have been their late father’s 65th birthday.
As per Hello!, Prince and Bigi traveled to Las Vegas for the occasion and posed with fans for a photo that was later uploaded to The Jacksons’ official Facebook page. “A special family gathering for Michael Jackson’s Blue Sapphire Birthday Celebration” the caption read.
Among the barrage of tributes paid to Michael by Facebook users, there seemed to be a running theme throughout the comments field that centered around his youngest son, Bigi.
“Bigi is so tall! I love this pic. The family looks good!” one person wrote.
Another added: “Blanket is so tall. Cute family.”
“Wow, Blanket is taller than me I guess,” a third said.
“Dang! The blanket is so tall!” commented a fourth.
“Wow! Blanket is taller than everyone,” noticed a fifth, adding: “Prince still looks the same
Bigi, previously known by the nickname ‘Blanket’ changed his name from Prince Michael Jackson II in 2015, and appears to have no problem with keeping out of the limelight.
His elder siblings, however, have embraced their family’s undeniable fame in recent years. Prince Jackson, 26, has an open profile on Instagram and is actively involved in several charitable projects. According to reports, he’s also an actor and producer, as well as the founder of the production company “King’s Son Productions”.
It warms my heart to see the children of Michael Jackson thriving. If you like reading about MJ and his family, don’t miss the moment Paris Jackson spoke out to reveal what Michael Jackson was really like as a father.
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