Paris Jackson may be a star on the rise, but that doesn’t mean she’s welcoming the public into her private business.
She took to social media on Monday to explain why she wasn’t in the audience rooting for her aunt, Janet Jackson, during her Billboard Awards performance on Sunday and basically told the media to stay out of her business.
“No one from my mgmt reached out to me about attending billboards or about the award, and no one from my family did either. I had absolutely no idea until y’all spammed with hatred,” she posted on Instagram.
Paris Jackson also slammed social media followers for prying into her private life but dished a few details about her on-going family drama.
“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, specifically my family. As amazing and as s—-y 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,” she wrote before referencing her late father, Michael Jackson.
“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.”
Too bad Paris Jackson wasn’t on deck when her aunt took the stage on Sunday night to perform on television for the first time in nine years and became the first black woman to nab the coveted ICON Award.