Name: Prince ‘Blanket’ Michael Jackson II
Parents: Michael Jackson
Date of Birth: February 21, 2002
Siblings: Prince, 17, & Paris, 14
♥ He is commonly referred to as ‘Blanket’
♥ Blanket was carried by a surrogate mother and born in La Mesa, California
♥ On November 20, 2002, daddy Michael caused a widespread uproar when he brought his newborn son onto the balcony of his Berlin hotel room and, as fans stood below, draped a cloth loosely over Blanket’s face and briefly extended him over a railing, four stories about ground level
♥ Michael went through great lengths to conceal his children’s appearance in public. As a result, Blanket and his siblings were often seen wearing masks, scarves, and shawls over their faces when they were out
♥ His godfather is Mark Lester, star of the 1968 movie Oliver
♥ Blanket & his siblings tragically lost their father in 2009
♥ Since that loss, they have been in the custody of their paternal grandmother Katherine Jackson and Michael’s nephew Tito ‘TJ’ Jackson
♥ Accompanied by Prince and Paris, Blanket spoke to his late father’s fans during his funeral in 2009 and again in January 2010, accepting a posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award for Michael Jackson at the Grammy Awards show
♥ We often spot Blanket coming out of his karate classes and chumming around with his older siblings and cousins
“It’s an expression I use with my family, I say, ‘You should blanket me … you should blanket her with something, meaning a blanket is a blessing, it’s a way of showing love and caring.” – Michael on how son received his nickname.
“As soon as you turn your back, he shoots at you and you’re left soaking wet.” – uncle Jermaine Jackson on his nephew being the prankster of the family and toting a water gun around.
“Blanket adored [Michael’s songs]. He could easily be the next Michael Jackson. He loved to dance with his dad and Michael taught him to do the moonwalk.” – A family friend, on Blanket’s love for his father’s music.