Singer Paris Johnson Pays Tribute To Her Late Father Michael Jackson On His 65th Posthumous Birthday


On the day that her father Michael Jackson would have turned 65, Paris Jackson is paying tribute to him.

The 25-year-old paid tribute to her late father on Tuesday in videos shared on her Instagram Story. One of the videos showed her speaking about Michael on stage at the Las Colonias Park Amphitheater in Colorado. Her father passed away in 2009 when she was 11 years old.

“So today is my dad’s birthday,” Jackson said in the first clip as she sat in what appeared to be a dressing room after coming off stage. “And back when he was alive, he used to hate anybody acknowledging his birthday, wishing him a ‘Happy Birthday’, celebrating it — nothing like that.”

“He actually didn’t want us to even know when his birthday was, because he didn’t want us to throw a party, or anything like that,” the singer continued.

“That being said, social media is apparently how people express their love and affection these days and if you don’t wish someone a ‘Happy Birthday’ via social media, it apparently means that you don’t love them, that you don’t care about them.”

Jackson went on to say that “people lose their f—ing minds” and “tell me to kill myself” when she has decided not to post about her dad on his birthday in previous years. “They’re basically telling me that I don’t love my own father, based on what I post on Instagram — so I made you guys a little video and I hope you enjoy it,” she said.

On Tuesday, the singer shared a second Instagram Story video of herself performing at the Colorado venue. Jackson had performed with the bands Bad Flower and Incubus.

“It’s also my dad’s birthday,” Jackson told the audience in the clip. “And he would have been 65 years old today, and he put 50 years of blood, sweat and tears and love and passion into doing what he did, so that I can stand up here on stage in front of you and scream into a microphone.”

“So, I owe everything to him,” she poignantly added. “And I’d also like to take a second to introduce my other family, which is these guys up here on stage with me”, Jackson said pointing to her band behind her.