Michael Jackson’s daughter Paris was spotted this week wearing in a T-shirt that was primed to provoke a strong reaction.
The 25-year-old ‘nepo baby’ surfaced in Los Angeles for a coffee run with her friend and songwriting collaborator Linda Perry, 58.
When they were glimpsed out and about in California this week, Paris had on a T-shirt scrawled with incendiary messages in sloppy handwriting.
One of the slogans appeared to read: ‘The Twitter of Killer Babies,’ while another one in larger letters read: ‘Rise an Kill Your Self [sic]’.
Two years ago, Paris appeared on Red Table Talk and told Willow Smith that she had attempted suicide more than once when she was younger.
Wow: Michael Jackson’s daughter Paris was spotted this week wearing in a t-shirt that was primed to provoke a strong reaction
Dynamic duo: The 25-year-old ‘nepo baby’ – who stands at 5ft9in – surfaced in Los Angeles for a coffee run with her friend and songwriting collaborator Linda Perry, 58, who is 5ft3in
In 2019 it was reported that Paris had attempted tried to kill herself – a claim that she dismissed as ‘lies lies lies omg and more lies.’
Disturbing footage emerged of a 911 call in which the emergency responders who went to Paris’ house discussed a ‘psychiatric problem’ of a ‘possible VIP.’
At one point in the nail-biting call, the Los Angeles Fire and EMS dispatch issued the chilling instruction: ‘upgrade to emergency.’
Two years later, Paris went on Red Table Talk and candidly remarked on her suicide attempts to her fellow showbiz legacy Willow Smith.
‘A lot of people do feel regret when they try to attempt suicide,’ said Paris. ‘Like a last-minute regret. There have been times when I did, there have been times when I didn’t. Where I was upset it didn’t work.’
However, she then clarified: ‘But I can say several years later that I’m like really grateful that I didn’t. Things have gotten better.’
Paris explained that her suicidal urges had stemmed from her depression, adding that she had experienced cyberbullying during her adolescence.
‘It was really hard,’ said Paris during the soul-baring interview. ‘And people told me to kill myself everyday. And I was depressed.’
Family business: Paris has followed in her father’s footsteps and gone into singing; pictured performing at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Tennessee this June
She and Linda became acquainted a year ago at the iconic Los Angeles music venue The Troubadour, according to American Songwriter.
They were there to attend an event for Linda’s group EqualizeHer, which is gunning for women to get equal representation in the music business.
Linda and Paris then collaborated on Hit Your Knees, assembling an all-woman team to put the recording together in accordance with the EqualizeHer mission.
‘The single provides a replicable model for engaging more females within song production,’ said a press release.
‘In partnership with EqualizeHer, Paris will use this song to challenge other artists to build a female production team for at least one song on their next album.’
Michael Jackson shared Paris with his second wife Debbie Rowe, who married him the year of his divorce from his first wife Lisa Marie Presley.
Throwback: Paris and her father are pictured at Harrods in 2005, four years before he died at the age of 50 after taking propofol as a sleep aid
Debbie and the King Of Pop first met when she was working as a nurse at the clinic where he underwent treatment for his infamous vitiligo.
Michael and Debbie also welcomed a now 26-year-old son called Michael Joseph Jackson, Jr., who goes by the nickname ‘Prince.’
After his second divorce, the Billie Jean singer had a child via surrogacy called Prince Michael ‘Blanket’ Jackson II in 2002.
Michael died at the age of 50 in 2009 from a cardiac arrest he suffered after having had propofol administered as a sleep aid.
His legacy has fallen under renewed scrutiny in recent years because of the long-running allegations that he was a child molester.
Although Michael was acquitted in 2005, the allegations have persisted in the public square, including in the 2019 docuseries Leaving Neverland.