Michael Jackson’s son Blanket appears on Good Morning Britain to talk about late father and climate change

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Blanket on British television  (ITV / Good Morning Britain)
Blanket on British television (ITV / Good Morning Britain)

Michael Jackson’s son made a rare public appearance on Good Morning Britain to talk about climate change and his late father.

Blanket - who is now known as Bigi - has mostly lived out of the spotlight following his father’s death in 2009.

Bigi, whose full name is Prince Michael Jackson II, was speaking at a fundraising party held at his and his brother’s house in California. The Thriller Night Halloween Party was held to raise funds for The Heal Los Angeles Foundation.

Bigi, 19, said there was a “lot of history” in the space - adding he and his siblings wanted to carry on their father’s legacy of “making things that people can enjoy.”

“There’s a lot of history in this house and the studio here,” he told Good Morning Britain. “That’s what he was all about. That’s what each of us want to do and make things that people can enjoy and hopefully benefit their lives.”

Bigi also spoke about climate change ahead of the COP26 conference. He said: “I do think it’s important that we all know about it. I think we have some work to do but our generation knows how important it is.”

Bigi has two older siblings - Prince, 24, and Paris, 23.

He was just seven years old when his father passed away from cardiac arrest. He and his siblings were raised by their grandmother, Katherine Jackson.

Bigi now lives in a home in Calabasas, California, which he purchased in early March last year.

Last year, Jackson’s Neverland Ranch in California - where he spent most of his time in his final years - was sold for US$22 million (£16.2m) – less than a quarter of its original asking price.

Billionaire businessman Ron Burkle purchased the 2,700-acre property in Los Olivos, near Santa Barbara, after seeing the site from the air and putting in an offer.

The Wall Street Journal first reported the sale of the property to Mr Burkle, an associate of the late pop star and co-founder of the investment firm Yucaipa Companies, who sees the investment as a land banking opportunity.

The asking price of the property was US$100 million (£73.6m) in 2016 then dropped to US$67m (£49m) a year later.

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