Michael Jackson’s kids joke around on videos available on YouTube

There are several videos on YouTube featuring two of Michael Jackson’s children: his youngest son, Blanket, 8, and his daughter Paris, 12. Blanket is in most of the videos. He jokes around with his cousin, Donte, while re-enacting movie scenes from Star Wars and Monsters, Inc. In other videos, he talks about a comic book villain and painter Von Gogh. It’s all kind of random and just looks like kids messing around with a new video editing program. (You can see some of the videos in this post, through the links above, and on this account for “King of Pop Kids” on the right side.)

In one video, Paris lipsyncs to a rap by Omer Bhatti, the 26 year-old Norwegian rapper known as Michael Jackson’s “secret son.” The song is actually pretty good and my first impression was that it was Bhatti who leaked these videos in an attempt for publicity. Popeater spoke to one of the YouTube account holders who posted most of the videos, and that guy claims that the videos were leaked by fans who had access to private accounts owned by the Jacksons. There’s an inevitable debate as to whether this is good for the kids or not. Their dad would have surely been against it. The late King of Pop wanted to make sure his children weren’t recognizable to the public or paparazzi and routinely used masks and scarves to cover them while they were out.

With his cousin, Donte Jackson, in the room, Blanket is shown acting out movie scenes and telling imaginative tales, while showing off his animated side. The bulk of the videos star Blanket, but two feature his sister Paris. One is of her simply saying, “Monkey, please help,” while the other shows Paris lip synching over an Omer Bhatti rap song.

Many message board users suggest the two children released the videos themselves, but according to the account owner of the KingOfPopKids YouTube channel, which posted many of the clips of Paris and Blanket, Jackson fans were responsible for the video leak.

“Some ‘fans’ got into one family member account (Facebook and Photobucket) and posted them on the Web,” the user told PopEater in an email interview. “I have been told the account was public and then made private.”

After living their life in seclusion, Paris and Blanket have suddenly interacted with tens of thousands of people through their personal videos. Could this virtual connection be beneficial to the isolated tweens? The owner of KingOfPopKids’ YouTube channel is unsure.

“No, it is not a good exposure because we do not know if they are aware of this,” the user says. “But at the same time, as a fan, I like to see that they are happy, smiling and having fun with their family. That’s a good feeling for us fans, because we feel so empty since Michael’s death. I just think some people need to be careful with the Internet.”

[From Popeater]

It seems like family members could just as easily have “leaked” these videos on purpose. Joe Jackson has said that Paris and Blanket have a future in showbusiness, not that he would have the wherewithal to upload videos to YouTube in order to make that happen.

The last we heard from the Jackson family they were under investigation by Child Protective Services when it came out that 13 year-old Jaafar Jackson, Jermaine’s son, had purchased a stun gun online and was teasing his cousins with it. Thankfully, no one was hurt. We did hear at that time that no less than 14 people lived in the Jackson mansion, including Omer Bhatti, Donte (whose “parentage is unknown”), four cousins, their mother Alejandra Oaziaza, grandmother Katherine, late Michael’s three children, nanny Grace Rwamba, and various help. TMZ reports that the stun gun was to be “part of a movie plot” for these home movies that Blanket and his cousin were making. At 3,000 volts, it’s a good thing they never used the gun on each other and that having their privacy compromised was the worst thing that’s happened so far.

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  1. JulieNewmar says:

    OH if only the walls of the ‘Jackson Mansion’ could talk. One day we’re gonna get a humdinger of a tell-all from one of these kids and I hope I’m still around to read it.

  2. manda says:

    Isn’t the house beyond enormous? I’m sure there is plenty of room for 14 people, probably even more than that!

  3. onyx says:

    I think this one actually bears a striking resemblance to MJ. Could it be? the other two are clearly not his biological chirruns.

  4. Leek says:

    Well, it’s good to see them goofing around acting like normal kids.

  5. Stephy2185 says:

    @ Leek….good for you for seeing the point of the videos…It IS normal kids, goofing around acting like normal children with a cool new program on their computer…

    As I was watching the vids I was thinking to myself that’s EXACTLY something I would have done as a kid (ie: re-enacting movies I loved, and making my own “music videos”) These kids are WAY too adorable, though!!

  6. ams1 says:

    @ onyx! i agree!! blanket looks very mj to me….the other kids are white lol

  7. mila says:

    it’s VAN Gogh

  8. Sumodo1 says:

    Yep. Van Gogh. They yanked the first video.

  9. Zoe says:

    I don’t know why people make such a big deal about these videos saying that MJ’s kids are getting to be ‘normal’. Obviously they got to play and have fun and be kids all along, just because they wore masks (what kid doesn’t enjoy that?) doesn’t mean they were deprived unloved creatures. And, those masks enabled them to have more privacy as children. I also dislike the implication that the Jackson family is responsible for leaking these videos and that they always have some ‘agenda’. Those children are clearly being given love, which they’ve always had in their lives, and good for them for having some fun. Let’s not overanalyze everything this family says or does, they are dysfunctional and just trying to get by like every other family on earth.

  10. Missfit says:

    Aww, there’s nothing wrong with having fun and being all cute, their very innocent and atleast they are being clean and not slutty about it. I used to like doing that too as a kid, mimic stuff from the telly and my boys do that now too,lol.

  11. snowball says:

    It’s less than 14 now. Katherine booted Alejandra, Jermaine’s ex-wife and their two kids, Jafaar and Jermajesty as well as the other two kids, who were Alejandra’s with Jermaine’s brother Randy (creeepy). This Donte was adopted, I think by Jermaine, but that one’s fuzzy.

    Don’t Randy and Jermaine know how to take care of their kids themselves? Why is their mother housing them and their ex-wife/girlfriend? Oh yeah, it’s the Jacksons. /headthunk

    Anyway, it was nice to see Blanket (give that kid a NAME!) looking like a normal boy. He was starting to scare me. Paris, I already adored, she seemed very grounded even at his funeral. I’m glad to see they’re doing well, but I wouldn’t want the world watching my kid on YouTube either.

  12. Roma says:

    I would believe that Blanket is MJ’s biological child; the similarities are pretty startling. And if he’s not, then Joe Jackson is right and Blanket has a future in show business because that would make him an excellent mimic.

  13. gg says:

    Aw, Blanket is so cute. Good to see him acting like a normal kid, around other kids.

  14. Sigh. says:

    This is going to sound AWFUL, but – a-hem:

    Someone gaining from the estate is probably outraged that a JACKSON has done something in front of a camera without the forethought of profit for the first time in 40 years.

  15. Helen says:

    Time for Blanket to cut his hair..

  16. Eye Opener says:

    Paris is cute in this video!!

    I love his kids. I feel for them. What they need to do now is get into school and make friends.

    Imagine if you were stuck at home surronded by the same people day in and day out??

    God bless ’em though and bless their family.

    But let’s not forgot kids will be kids!

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