One of the highlights of last weekend’s Grammy Awards was the Lifetime Achievement Award for the late Michael Jackson. Accepting the award are MJ’s two eldest kids, Prince and Paris, who made their first appearance since the late King of Pop’s memorial service last year.
“We’re proud to be here to accept this award on behalf of our father, Michael Jackson,” said Prince, trying to hold it together. “First we’d like to thank God for watching over us for these past seven months and our Grandma and Grandpa for their love and support. We’d also like to thank the fans. Our father loved you so much since you were always there for him.”
“Through all his songs, [our father’s] message was simple: love,” said Prince Michael, 12. “We will continue to spread his message and help the world.” He and his sister Paris, 11, were surrounded by their cousins (remember 3T?) as they gave their speech onstage.
“Daddy was supposed to be here. Daddy was gonna perform but he couldn’t perform last year,” said a teary-eyed Paris to an emotional audience. “Thank you, we love you Daddy.”