Joe Jackson compared his 15-year-old grandson Prince Michael “Blanket” Jackson II to his late father Michael Jackson in a rare video.


“To my grandson Blanket,” Joe wrote on his website, “You are like your father in so many ways, and you remind me most of him. Enjoy life, see lots of good movies, stay healthy and remember, I do love you!”

The 89-year-old also posted a video on Monday. He looked directly into the camera and said, “Hello Blanket! This is Joe Jackson, and you’re healthy as I don’t know what. You’re like your father,” he said, with a record of his son’s album Bad on the bookcase behind him. “Now I understand why your father had you wear masks all the time ’cause news people was bothering him so much and he tried to disguise you as much as possible,” he continued. “I want you to stay healthy and stay off those bikes too, don’t ride none. But anyway tell all your brothers I say hello and stay clean and healthy.”

Earlier this month, Blanket’s brother Prince Jackson was injured while riding a motorcycle on his way to class at Loyola Marymount University. A rep for the 20-year-old said he had “some injuries” but has made a full recovery.

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“Be like me, be tough though. Be tough in a good way, and you’ll live a long time,” Joe said at the end of the video. “Above all, I love you all. You take care man. You be good, and I’ll see you next time I come to LA.”

While his older siblings are making careers in the public eye, Blanket remains out of the news and headlines. Paris Jackson is a signed model. Paris recently posted a short video from Halloween of herself, dressed as a dragon, jumping on Prince’s back, but Blanket is void from their Instagram pages.

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