Michael Jackson’s son, Blanket, is well known to many, at least by his name. The boy has kept his life private since his father passed away more than a decade ago in 2009.
The young man is now back in the public eye, but after a couple of changes.
First of all, he did away with his “unique” name Blanket. He has also made substantial property investments in California.
His low profile for all these years is why many people were incredibly surprised by new pictures of the boy. Here is everything you need to know.
Blanket was born Prince Michael Jackson II. He came into the limelight at a young age.
Back in 2002, the world-famous star was seen dangling Blanket dangerously. He was only a few months old at the time.
Michael Jackson dangled the boy over the edge of his hotel room balcony as crowds of photographers watched from below. He was at Hotel Adlon in Berlin.
This became one of the greatest scandals in the entertainment industry.
Later, he apologized and said that it was a “terrible mistake.”
After the incident, he spared no effort in ensuring that his son was safe.
After he made this decision, Blanket and his siblings Paris and Michael Joseph could rarely be seen in public.
However, after his death in 2009, his children were once again cast into the limelight.
The three kids appeared at their dad’s funeral and memorial, which was being watched all over the world.
However, after that historical event, the three disappeared from the public eye. However, it has not been easy for the three siblings.
Michael and Blanket were successful in ensuring that they were not getting negative publicity. However, Paris has struggled with mental health issues for quite some time.
She also claimed that she had tried to commit suicide “many times.”
She recently revealed in an episode of Facebook Watch that self-harm was for her a “distraction from emotional pain.” It was then that she explained that she had attempted suicide on multiple occasions.
Fortunately, things have changed for the better and she is now healthier.
Today, she helps raise awareness around mental health issues. She claims she is on a mission to influence self-acceptance and ensure that people feel comfortable in who they are.
That sounds great, but what of Blanket? What’s his deal?
Blanket was only 7 years old at the time his father passed away, and he is the youngest of Michael Jackson’s three kids.
According to People, Blanket was “very lost and extremely upset” after his father’s death.
The magazine went on to claim that the children were living like their father was constantly looking down upon them. This was according to a family friend who talked to the magazine.
However, Blanket had the “most problems adjusting after Michael died.”
Later, after he joined The Buckley School in Sherman Oaks, California, he changed his infamous nickname.
According to media reports from 2015, he found the name Blanket “stupid” and “resented his father for calling him that.”
Apparently, the boy was even bullied due to his strange name.
His schoolmates were mean to him because they were jealous of the fact that he was the child of a global musical legend. However, his name Blanket did not help things as it made him easy to mock.
Things have changed in a big way since then.
He seems to have made significant changes to his life. He has changed his life and created a new identity for himself.
More recently, after seeing pictures of the 19-year-old, the internet has had plenty to say. Here are some of them.
With that, forget about Blanket and get ready to know Bigi.
Bigi has recently invested $2.7 million in a Californian mansion.
His new home has 6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, and a large swimming pool. He is also neighbored by celebrities like Kim Kardashian.
Still, he is close to his grandmother and guardian, Katherine. Apparently, she lives just down the road in a gated community area.
At the moment, it is not clear what Bigi is doing for a living.
However, in an interview in 2012, he claimed that he was interested in becoming a movie director.
At the time, he claimed that being a director was fun. He also explained that he usually made little movies when he was at his house with cousins and friends.
His father apparently also approved of his career choice:
“He [Michael Jackson] said it would be a good thing so follow whatever you want to do.”