Michael Jackson lived his complete life within the glare of media and public consideration, and this intensified when he determined to start out a household. The media frenzy surrounding Jackson’s life was exacerbated even additional on February 13, 1997, when his son, Michael Joseph Jackson Jr – now referred to as Prince Jackson – was born.
Just after Prince was born Jackson offered pictures of his son to the press.
He did this as a response to the media circus which descended on his spouse on the time, Debbie Rowe.
Reporters had been trying to publish the primary ever pictures of the kid – prompting Jackson to take motion.
In an interview in September of 1997, Jackson got here below scrutiny from Barbara Walters about his spouse as soon as once more.
After discussing how a lot he beloved being a father to his first baby, Prince, Jackson was quizzed about his subsequent.
Barbara jovially taunted the star, saying: “You brought this on yourself!”
Prompting the 39-year-old to say: “I didn’t, I didn’t, please!”
Paris Jackson, Jackson’s second baby, was born on April 3, 1998 – simply seven months after this interview occurred.
It appears to be like just like the King of Pop actually did by accident reveal his spouse was really pregnant on the time of the interview.
Earlier within the interview the star spoke out concerning the troubles he had with the press giving him the nickname Wacko Jacko.
He informed the cameras: “You mustn’t say [I’m] an animal.
“You mustn’t say he is a Jacko – I’m not a Jacko! I’m Jackson. Wacko Jacko – the place’d that come from? Some English tabloid.
“I have a heart and feelings, I feel that when you do it to me. It’s not nice don’t do it. I’m not a Wacko!”