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Paris Jackson tweets from inside the Jackson family storm

July 25, 2012|By Danielle Paquette
  • Paris Jackson regularly tweets about her life inside the highly public Jackson family feud.
Paris Jackson regularly tweets about her life inside the highly public… (Twitter )

At the center of the Jackson family feud, amid the television statements and police allegations and murky gossip, Michael’s only daughter speaks uncensored.

"Everyones taking control of me , it seems that the worlds got a role for me .. im so confused will u show to me you’ll be there for me," Paris tweeted Wednesday morning.

The 14-year-old’s words — MJ lyrics, more specifically — follow a four-year landslide of drama: Her beloved and controversial father dies, leaving behind a grand estate and nearly $500 million in debt. Her grandmother Katherine (who received primary custody of Paris and her brothers, Prince and Blanket) shares Michael’s inheritance with his children — and no one else, according to his will.

Explosive arguments commence; his famous siblings call the document a fake. And over the weekend, Grandma, 82, is reported missing, only to turn up completely fine, on a family vacation in Arizona with Paris’ Aunt Rebbie.

"You may try to fool her because she's young. But it won't work," Paris recently tweeted, grabbing the quote from a Michael Jackson fan account.

All of this, accompanied by Paris' name and icy blue-eyed likeness, is everywhere, on any news outlet whose readers and viewers once followed the King of Pop’s every eccentric move.

The stress, coupled with teen angst, trickles onto Paris' prolific Twitter feed. Posts read raw, impulsive, happy, hurt — a stream of consciousness from an internationally famous girl who, like any typical high schooler, procrastinates on her literature homework.

“i have a short 8-page chapter to read for homework… should i do it now or tomorrow morning ?” the student of the Buckley School in Sherman Oaks tweeted, adding, “if i did it tomorrow , the knowledge would be fresh in my brain before the morning quiz… (;.”

But two days earlier, Paris sent a threat into cyberspace, referring to a sustained lack of contact from her grandmother: "9 days and counting… so help me god i will make whoever did this pay," after, "8 days and counting . something is really off , this isn’t like her at all .. i wanna talk directly to my grandmother!!<|3."

And on Monday, after Katherine returned from the odd absence, chaos spiked.

L.A. County sheriff’s deputies responded to a family dispute at the Calabasas home where Michael’s mother and his children reside. Law enforcement officials didn’t release many details, saying only that "members of the Jackson family were involved in a physical altercation."

TMZ, spilling speculation and alleged scenes from security-tape footage, reported Janet Jackson had supposedly grabbed for Paris’ phone and slapped her.

No arrests were made.

Sandra Ribera, an attorney for Katherine Jackson, told the Associated Press that authorities were called after the late singer's children were confronted by relatives, who had trailed a car into their gated community.

"After exiting their vehicles, Jackson family members ran up to Michael's children as they yelled and began to aggressively grab at the cellphones in their hands," Ribera wrote in a statement.

Ribera continued: "A plan has been in place for the last three years to remove Katherine Jackson from her home and her beloved grandchildren."

Michael Jackson’s estate executors, John Branca and John McClain, posted a letter to fan sites hours after authorities left the Jackson residence referring to the Jackson children.

"We are concerned that we do what we can to protect them from undue influences, bullying, greed, and other unfortunate circumstances," they wrote, adding. "We believe measures are being put in place that will help protect them from what they are having to deal with."

Tuesday evening, Paris’ uncle Randy Jackson avoided the topic and spoke out against Branca and McClain’s handling of the estate.

"They know that they've been caught, they know that they've falsified a document and they know that there are questions that we want answered," he told theRev. Al Sharpton on MSNBC. "This family is united to right a wrong."

Meanwhile, inside the storm, Paris adds entries to her virtual diary. She’s receptive to fans, retweeting their statements of support. She tells them: "i love you guys."

In her latest thumbnail picture, uploaded Wednesday, she throws both hands (decked out in neon-colored rings) into "rock on" signs. Two hours earlier, presumably before school, she tweeted: “blankets voice when he's just waking up ––––– funniest/cutest thing i've ever heard lmao.”

And the world — or at least 600,000 or so Twitter users — keeps watching, waiting, following a reclusive superstar's outspoken daughter: a girl, sans publicist, writing from her cellphone.

Follow Danielle Paquette on Twitter @DpaquetteLA. Follow the Ministry of Gossip on Twitter @LATcelebs.


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