It’s been quite a week for Paris Jackson, who was by her grandfather Joe Jackson’s side as he succumbed to pancreatic cancer, so she rightfully spent Thursday shaking it off a bit.
The model, 20, shared video of herself dancing around in a kimono to Sly and the Family Stone’s “Stand” while hanging with a group of her people, including cousins Austin and Yashi Brown, the children of Rebbie Jackson, as well as musician Brian London. No surprise, the King of Pop’s daughter has got moves.
“Celebrating life with @BrianLondon, @AustinBrown,” she wrote on the video, adding, “Peep @YashiBrown in the back.”
More important than how good her dance moves are, though, is that she’s letting loose and having fun after an emotional week. On Wednesday, she posted an emotional tribute to her father’s father, with whom Michael had a complicated history. Despite that, Paris had nothing but “love, respect, and so much pride” in her heart for the man who created the Jackson “dynasty” — or, as she called him, “the legend that started it all.” Paris shared a photo in which she was holding his hand in his hospital bed. “Being able to hold your hand, lay with you and cuddle you, give you kisses all over your cheeks and forehead, meant more to me than you’ll ever know,” wrote Paris, who lost her own father almost exactly nine years ago.
RIP The HAWK. Joseph Jackson. spending those last few moments with you were everything. being able to tell you everything i needed to tell you before saying goodbye was such a blessing. everyone that came to visit you, came with love, respect, and so much pride in their hearts for you. proud of you, proud to be your children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, proud to have your strength and share the dynasty you spent your life creating, and proud to be a jackson. you are the first true jackson. the legend that started it all. none of us would be anywhere near where we’re at if it weren’t for you. you are the strongest man i know. your life’s work will go down in history, as will you, to be known as one of the greatest patriarchs to ever live. i will cherish every moment with you til the day i die, especially our last moments. being able to hold your hand, lay with you and cuddle you, give you kisses all over your cheeks and forehead, meant more to me than you’ll ever know. quoting advice you gave me when i was a little kid and seeing your eyes light up, sharing stories my dad used to tell me about you, telling a joke and hearing you laugh for the last time.. my heart is full knowing we left each other in that way. i made you promise me you’ll come visit me. you agreed and i’m going to hold you to it. and i promised you that we will keep telling your story, over and over. to never be forgotten. my great grandchildren will know who joseph jackson is. i love you grandpa. so so so much that words can’t describe. i have immense gratitude for you, and always will. we all feel that way. thank you for everything. truly. rest in peace and transition. i’ll see you in my dreams very very soon.
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Paris has spent time bonding with her family since. Here she is with Yashi (as well as London) soon after Joe’s death.
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Beyond that, she’s been reflecting on life and death…
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…and attempted to clear out negative energies by doing a new-moon smudge.
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There will be more family time ahead for Paris as the family pays its final respects to Joe. No official funeral plans have been shared, nor has his daughter Janet commented. Hopefully she’s somewhere shaking it off too.
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