By Amber Goodhand – Radar News Editor
Paris Jackson opens up in a new interview about who in the Jackson family supports her acting career, why she doesn’t like the title of Michael Jackson‘s daughter and how she gets teased at school but chooses to “hang loose and ignore them.”
“A lot of people don’t want me to do it,” Paris told Glamour in their October issue, referring to reports that Janet Jackson was adamantly against the children pursuing anything in the entertainment industry until they’re at least 18.
“But Aunt LaToya believes in me. She heard me play a little guitar and sing, and she started clapping, ‘Oh my God, oh my God.’ She really does encourage me; it’s just awesome of her.”
And being pop rock royalty doesn’t phase Paris, but she doesn’t want it to define her either.
“I love my dad, and I’m proud to be his daughter. I just don’t think the title ‘M.J.’s daughter’ fits me,” she reveals.
“A lot of people think he’s the only reason I’m making it, but I want to show that I do have talent and that I can make it if I try. I want to be my own person.”
As RadarOnline.com previously reported, Paris admits to being bullied at school and says it might be brought on by jealousy.
“The clique in my class, they don’t like me or my friend because we’re outside the box. We’re not copycats. Prince calls me goth, but I’m more rock ‘n’ roll,” she tells Glamour.
“A ton of kids at school have made fun of me; if I have to give advice to other girls, I would say, ‘Hang loose and ignore them. They shouldn’t faze you no matter how popular they think they are.’”
To read Paris’ full interview pick up the October issue of Glamour, on newsstands September 11.