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Michael Jackson's Kids Accept Lifetime Achievement Grammy

Michael Jackson's Kids Accept Lifetime Achievement Grammy

Michael Jackson‘s eldest two children, Prince and Paris, accepted a lifetime achievement Grammy on behalf of their late father. Check out the video below and hear what the kids had to say:

Prince: “First of all, we’d like to thank God for watching over us over these past seven months, and our grandma and grandpa for their love and support. We would also like to thank the fans. Our father loved you so much because you were always there for him.

“Our father was always concerned about the planet and humanity. Through all his hard work and dedication, he has helped many charities and donated to all of them. Through all his songs, his message was simple: Love. We will continue to spread his message and help the world. Thank you. We love you, daddy.”

Paris: “Daddy was supposed to be here. Daddy was going to perform this year, but he couldn’t perform last year. Thank you. We love you, daddy.”


Prince & Paris Jackson Accept Michael Jackson’s Lifetime Achievement Award

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Posted to: 2010 Grammy Awards, Michael Jackson, Paris Jackson, Prince Jackson

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  • jdub

    pheww! that whole tribute had me crying…rip michael

  • Marieme

    Oh…Wow. Didn’t even know they were going to be there. Such good, hearted kids. Sure loved daddy.

  • Jamel

    I love them so much! I love how they took on michael jacksons style. Michael raised them well!

  • marebear

    Wow, the kids look great!
    They look quite polished with their black outfits and freshly cut hair :)
    Too bad someone felt the need to put makeup on Paris – she’s just a little girl and did not need it.

  • cacey

    I think they should STOP putting this CHILDREN THROUGH this, JUST let them be normal kids UNLIKE THEIR FATHER. enough of putting them out there. I AM sure MICHAEL IS turning in his GRAVE.

  • Lala

    Oh how precious are they! Love Paris’s outfit. Such a classy young girl! And my how they’ve grown since the Memorial.

  • dani

    God bless them..

  • Kate

    Paris is incredibly beautiful, elegant, and mature for being only 11 years old!

  • 1 hotgirl

    The older they get, the more I know that those little white kids are NOT his.

  • ya ya ya

    @1 hotgirl: Think what you want to think, they are his KIDS! Go awayyyyyyy sheesh!!

  • Colia

    @1 hotgirl,

    The kids looks like their biological fathers.
    Prince looks like Dr. Arnold Klein–his biological father.
    Paris looks like Mark Lester, her biological dad, too.

  • LeviKlein

    Ok, let me break this down to y’all folks: these kids kick ass. They didn’t look or sounded irritated, or messy, just a little nervous, but overall normal, sweet, mature and sincere, which makes me say that nobody forced them to go on stage.

    They knew how much of a performer their father was and they wanted to honour his memory by accepting this prestigious award on his behalf. I can’t express how proud I was to see them sending such a loving message to the audience. No famewhoring or exploitation, just love.

    And please, Paris’ outift ROCKS.

  • Zoz

    Good looking kids and well spoken.

  • LeviKlein

    And btw, can people stop throwing names about who their biological fathers are? Paris is the spitting image of her mother, nobody can deny that. And as far as fatherwood goes, Michael was their father. The end.

  • liz

    Talk about exploiting kids ! ! !

  • um

    whoever raised them is their father.

  • Gorg

    Prince Jackson sounds so rehearsed. He talked too fast without any natural pauses. You see he messed up and picked himself back up in an awkward spot that doesn’t sound at all natural. I know rehearsing is good but he sounded like he memorized someone else’s speech.

    Paris’s parting words sounded like it came from the heart. Consise and to the point. Not stretching by any means.

  • Go Ask Alice

    I am going to fire away here so HOLD ON—–If You cannot handle it,DON’t read it.

    These kids are his kids. They are legally his kids. No, they are not biologically his kids.
    I really doubt they are Debbie Rowe’s biological kids too.
    Imagine, ,your biological mom traded you in for a ranch and raising dogs and horses.

    Next,these are real live little human beings being little freaks. I fell sorry for them even if they are worth 800 million -1 billion dollars.
    The Jackson family should not parade them out. Put them in school . Let them learn the world. sothey can cope and know how to manage for themselves.
    Of course,that could make them think and cut off the Jackson money grabbing family of 30 or more people when the kids become adults. It is best to cripple them. keep them ingnorant .Simple.

    I did not watch these kids. When they came on, I switched the station.
    I went at the rest of the show.

  • AutumnM

    I love Michael and I love those kids! And yes, those are his kids regardless of their DNA. That’s the only parent they’ve ever known. I think they seemed very nervous. Not overly rehearsed to me at all. Paris seemed emotional, like she wanted to say more but couldn’t finish her speech. Either way, they are brave kids and did a wonderful job! MJ would be proud.

    P.S. Jared, Blanket WAS there backstage as well. Could you post those pics? Blanket is so cute.

  • AutumnM

    Btw, Prince sounds EXACTLY like MJ. Exactly. Wow, it was eerie to hear him speak ’cause he sounds just like Mike.

  • 1 hotgirl

    Tito’s sons look like freaks of nature. What the hell have they done to themselves?

  • Go Ask Alice

    I am going to fire away here so HOLD ON—–If You cannot handle it,DON’t read it.

    I think they are adorablekids. Sosweet looking. Heart them. Don’t you wish they were pushed into a normal life. School. Friends. Real world people. Coping skills.

    These kids are his kids. They are legally his kids. No, they are not biologically his kids.
    I really doubt they are Debbie Rowe’s biological kids too.
    Imagine, ,your biological mom traded you in for a ranch and raising dogs and horses.

    Next,these are real live little human beings being little freaks. I fell sorry for them even if they are worth 800 million -1 billion dollars.
    The Jackson family should not parade them out. Put them in school . Let them learn the world. so they can cope and know how to manage for themselves.
    Of course,that could make them think and cut off the Jackson money grabbing family of 30 or more people when the kids become adults. It is best to cripple them. keep them ingnorant .Simple.

    I did not watch these kids. When they came on, I switched the station.
    I looked at the rest of the show.

  • Viv

    Why do you people care so much if they are his biological kids or not?? You stupid a$$ assumptions don’t matter because the man is dead (god rest his soul) and he loved those kids very much. When you refer to the kids being white, well DUH, their mother is white. I have plenty of friends who came out WHITE, with a black parent. Lameness and patheticness – let’s move on ALREADY……..

  • Go Ask Alice

    Sorry for double post.

    Also,those kids look nothing like Debbie Rowe.

  • shoes4life

    I was very disappointed in the tribute the Grammy’s gave to their father. Michael, his children and his fans deserved so much more for all that he has done for music, entertainment and the industry period!

    There will never be another artist, entertainer, visionary and humanitarian like Michael Jackson!

  • Waterworld

    @Go Ask Alice: Are you blind? Paris looks exactly like her.

  • LeviKlein

    Those kids don’t see the world the way we do, we should understand that. They have been raised as the kids of the single most amazing entertainer the world has ever known. To us, parading in front of an audience and talking about a close person that we’ve lost seems the last thing to do. But to them, it’s a way to express their feelings. They don’t see the audience as a mass of strangers, but more like people, fans or others. It’s not scary, it’s comforting. It’s a well-know feeling, a familiar place. It’s your life if you have been raised by and as an artist.

  • LeviKlein

    @Go Ask Alice:

    Don’t fool yourself pal. Paris looks exactly like Debbie. EXACTLY.

  • Halle

    Great job kids!

  • Dani

    Was Prince’s speech planned and rehearsed? Surely. Many sources reported that MJ’s kids have been preparing for this night. He just seemed a bit nervous, which I don’t blame, because MJ always shielded his kids from the media, however, he did a marvelous job for someone who isn’t used of this type of thing.

  • gracemarie

    @Go Ask Alice:

    Most children do and have accepted awards on behalf of thier deceased parent whether mother or father so they’re accepting was nothing new in the history of the world.

    Secondly we almost never see them. We don’t see pix of them every day on the boards or in newspapars or anywhere else. Every once and awhile we get a blurb or quick pick.

    And finally for all of you debating about whether they are his biological children or not you insult and demean every adopted child in America who consider their adoted parents as thier parents. Biology doesn’t make a parent as evidenced by all the chilldren abused in this country by their own biological parents. Love and attentoin makes you a parent – more so called parents should try it,

  • http://www.dangerouslee.biz Dangerous Lee

    @Viv: I agree. Thanks for saying it!

  • shell517nj

    Come on people, stop the nonsense. This article is about Michael’s kids accepting the grammy………Anyway, Michael would be proud. They did a wonderful. May God watch over them.

  • Hayley

    OK first of all Prince looks and sounds like MJ and Paris looks like Debbie. Michael raised those kids so they are his!
    Secondly- Guys give the kids a break, they have been sheilded their whole life and did a fantastic job. They didn’t even have to do it but they did, and at such a tender age. We shouldn’t be critisising if they were nervous and sounded rehersed. You tell me if you could have done what they did at just 12 and 11.

  • yo sista

    Awwwwwwwwwwww too bad :(

  • Madison

    MJ’s kids are beautiful. I can see MJ in Prince Jackson…similar mannerisms, like the way he spoke. Soft-spoken, yet confident.

  • Go Ask Alice

    Ok,reread my post.Those are his kids.they are his legal kids.

    POINT.

    CASE.

    Got it!!

    They are not his biological kids. So. So what. I did not demean them nor any other child adopted, IVF from anonymous sperm donor, from anonymous egg donor , whatever.
    MJ’s kids , they look nothing like him. Look at pics of MJ from 1960′s, 1970′s. SKIN color does NOT make or show if, how they look like their dad.

    They have none of his features. Smile. Eye shape. Nose shape. Bone structure. Lip shape. Eye color.

    Debbie Rowe. I hate to say it , but she is very ,well. I will leave that at that inthe looks dept. I cannot see where Paris and Prince look like her either.

    Paris does not look like her either.

    Yeah, they are both White like Debbie Rowe. White does NOT mean you look alike. Black does mean you look alike.
    Does Katy Perry look like Taylor Swift? No.
    Does Micheal Jackson ,before the surgery’s, look like John Legend? No.

    Yeah,they are darling kids. Yeah, it was a nice speech they gave, I am sure. I did not watch.

    Now,MJ has been honored on all award shows since his death.

    Those little kids should be raised as little freaks. They should have school. learnaboutthe wrold. people. Exposure. See and meet friends. Learn human coping skills.
    I feel sorry for them.The Jackson family of broke people are iskeeping these money makers close to home.

  • MJ4eva

    Doesn’t matter who the real father is… MJ loved them and the kids loved him back!!!

  • Mj,best entertainer that lived

    Love to Prince and Paris…
    We, the fans, will keep MJ’s name alive. We miss you MJ. But you’re always with us through your music…

    MJ >The greatest Entertainer that ever Lived!

  • g!na

    such beautiful children! Paris has such gorgeous blue eyes! I was happy to see them accept the award. Michael raised them right.

  • Sophie

    @Gorg: He’s 12 years old, made a speech about his dead father in front of millions of people. Give him a break.

  • Kel

    Looking back at MJ’s old pics.. Prince really resembles him!! Not to mention he sounds a lot like him now. Beautiful kids *knock on wood*! May god put them on the right path.

  • Al

    Uh, should I state the obvious by saying that they’re not his kids? These kids are not back! I dare the Jacksons to do a DNA test! They’re not his kids!

  • Al

    And one more thing, MJ was a child molester!!!!! Why are people missing a child molester?! Stupid!

  • Al

    Crap, I meant black, not back!

  • L5

    @Al: Scumbags like you deserve to rot in hell for accusing a poor deceased man. BACK your facts up. Awwwww did the media brainwash you? It sure must of. R.I.P MJ, Thank god he’s in a better place now, nobody can take advantage of him anymore.

  • Al

    LOL Yeah, rest in peace in Hell MJ for molesting all those kids!

  • L5

    Like I said……… your brainwashed by the media LOL.

  • Clare

    It was a wonderful tribute to a wonderful man. I am among the millions of fans that will miss him. Prince Michael and Paris did a wonderful job in accepting his award.

    As for their appearance, it was a welcoming surprise. Since we rarely see or hear anything about them, it is good to see that they appear to be doing so much better than our last glimpse of them at MJ’s memorial.

    To address the stupid comments:

    MJ was there father. Whether or not they have his DNA, he loved and cared for them and was the ONLY parent they knew. However, considering the ignorance I have read on here, I feel like I should educate some of you in saying Black people come in all shades and colors. Considering our heritage in this country DNA consists of numerous races. Just so you know, you can have a fair child and a dark child born to the same parents – I’ve seen it happen too many time including in my own family. It is all a roll of the dice in genetics. Regardless of the DNA, Michael Jackson claimed and raised those three children as his own so there should be no question as to who their father is – I would guess each of their birth certificates have Michael Joseph Jackson on them.

    As for the accusations, MJ was tried and ACQUITTED. To me, he had a sweet soul that I think some people took advantage of. Added to that was his eccentric life which would make him an easy target for anyone. Most of us cannot understand how or why he was the way he was but most of us have never has his upbringing. He is gone now and should be left to rest in peace.

  • Yasmin

    My gosh, Paris is so strikingly beautiful.

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