Paris Jackson, the daughter of pop icon Michael Jackson, was interviewed on “The Ellen Degeneres Show” in an episode that will air on Thursday.
In a preview clip posted on the Internet, Paris briefly talks to Ellen about her childhood, life at school, and the most memorable thing her pop-star father ever told her.
Paris, and other members of the Jackson family, also appeared on an episode of Fox’s popular singing show “X Factor,” when contestants were honoring the King of Pop in their performances a few weeks ago.
But Paris was all alone in this interview with Ellen. In the preview clip, she gave some insight into her life, but also gave a chilling answer after she was asked what is the most memorable thing her father ever told her.
Jackson told her, “If I die tomorrow, always remember what I told you,” she explained, adding “and I took his advice and I remembered everything that he told me.”
Jackson shockingly died in 2009, and his doctor, Conrad Murray, was sentenced last month to serve four years in prison for involuntary manslaughter in the pop star’s death.
Prosecutors said during the case that Murray cared more about money than Jackson’s well-being, and said on the day of his sentencing that Murray was playing “Russian Roulette” with Jackson’s life by recklessly administering propofol to Jackson.
Despite having to deal with the trial that brought back memories of her father’s death, Paris said she feels like she’s having a regular childhood, and enjoys the school she now attends.
She also touched upon what she thought when her father made her wear a mask so people wouldn’t recognize her.
“This is stupid, why am I wearing a mask?” she said laughing.
Paris added: “I kind of realized that the older I got, [that] he only tried to protect us.”