According to People, Paris Jackson did not show up at the Janet Jackson Tribute at the Billboard Music Awards because she had no idea it was even happening:
Blanket was there with Grandma Katherine and Aunt Rebbie, but Paris’s invitation must have got lost in the mail somewhere, or something like that.
Anyways, it does not seem like Paris is mad about the situation at all.
Paris-Michael even had some words for all of her trolls out their:
Dear social media followers, friends, stalkers, lovers and haters, and fellow moonwalkers: Please do not tell me/demand/try to control how I handle my relationship with the people in my life
As amazing and as sh*ty as things can be, it is no one’s business but ours. I understand that some of you feel some sort of connection or need to be apart (sic) of our lives considering you watched us grow up
However, I am handling my situation exactly how my father did. And I am happy keeping it that way. I will always have love and respect for my family. ALWAYS.
Every family has their moments of trauma, heartbreak, separation, love, oneness, tribe, pain, everything. EVERY FAMILY. My family, specifically, and a good number of others… well, our drama is broadcasted worldwide through media. But that doesn’t mean our family issues are any different from yours. Ours are just made public.
Out of respect for the G.O.A.T. and ever since this Paris quote in the Rolling Stones back in 2017, it’s kind of hard not to be #TeamParisJackson right?
I consider myself black,” she says, adding later that her dad “would look me in the eyes and he’d point his finger at me and he’d be like, ‘You’re black. Be proud of your roots.’ And I’d be like, ‘OK, he’s my dad, why would he lie to me?’ So I just believe what he told me. ‘Cause, to my knowledge, he’s never lied to me.
Most people that don’t know me call me white…I’ve got light skin and, especially since I’ve had my hair blond, I look like I was born in Finland or something.” She points out that it’s far from unheard of for mixed-race kids to look like her – accurately noting that her complexion and eye color are similar to the TV actor Wentworth Miller’s, who has a black dad and a white mom.
Flip the pages to see the full video of Janet Jackson performing like she’s 52 going on 25, and an old picture of Janet and Paris Jackson together.