Michael Jackson's son says he'll 'always be the King of Pop' after Harry Styles given the title

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Michael Jackson's son has said his late dad will "always be the King of Pop", despite the title recently being bestowed on Harry Styles.

Prince Jackson, 25, weighed in after Rolling Stone magazine labelled the One Direction heartthrob "the new King of Pop".

He was asked about it during an appearance on Good Morning Britain, and said that although Styles is "amazing", his dad really "earned" the title and in a different time.

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"We’ve come in the situation before, Harry Styles is an incredible artist," he told hosts Adil Ray and Charlotte Hawkins.

Michael Jackson (Credit: Getty)
Michael Jackson died in 2009. (Getty)

"He’s got his own genre and he’s definitely an amazing artist.

"But, the 'King of Pop' was a moniker that really my dad earned in a time that the access to information and the access to popularity and fame wasn’t as easily accessible as it is today."

Prince Jackson called Harry Styles an 'amazing' artist. (PA)
Prince Jackson called Harry Styles an 'amazing' artist. (PA)

He continued: "With so many other social factors that you have to take into consideration at that time, I do feel that my father is the King of Pop, will always be the King of Pop, and it’s not something that you can ever take away, because we’ve just evolved so much as a society that those same factors will never be the same.

"So when you look at the… from where my father started to where he ended, versus where all these other people started to where they ended, it’s just night and day of a difference."

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 11: Paris Jackson and Prince Jackson pose at The MJ, The Michael Jackson Musical Celebrates the 2021-2022 Broadway Season at Tavern on The Green on May 11, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/Getty Images)
Michael Jackson's children Paris and Prince. (Bruce Glikas/Getty Images)

Late star Michael was also dad to daughter Paris, 24, and son Blanket, who is now 20.

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The singer died in 2009 at the age of 50 following an accidental overdose of the anaesthetic propofol.