POLL: Would You Participate In A MJ T Shirt Signing?

Over here at MJJ Passion, we’ve debated over holding a contest for one lucky winner in the MJ World. There’s one quick decision maker here, we need a full cooperative group of participants to involve their efforts. We want a contest to run throughout the year of 2017 with the exciting  Unity of the Traveling MJ Shirt. The question is, would you partake in the festivities?

 

Would You Sign A MJ T Shirt Traveling Around The World?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

 

Read More →
Replies: 0 / Share:

Paris Jackson: Life After Neverland

Source

In her first-ever in-depth interview, Michael Jackson’s daughter discusses her father’s pain and finding peace after addiction and heartache

Paris-Michael Katherine Jackson is staring at a famous corpse. “That’s Marilyn Monroe,” she whispers, facing a wall covered with gruesome autopsy photos. “And that’s JFK. You can’t even find these online.” On a Thursday afternoon in late November, Paris is making her way through the Museum of Death, a cramped maze of formaldehyde-scented horrors on Hollywood Boulevard. It’s not uncommon for visitors, confronted with decapitation photos, snuff films and serial-killer memorabilia, to faint, vomit or both. But Paris, not far removed from the emo and goth phases of her earlier teens, seems to find it all somehow soothing. This is her ninth visit. “It’s awesome,” she had said on the way over. “They have a real electric chair and a real head!”

Paris Jackson turned 18 last April, and moment by moment, can come across as much older or much younger, having lived a life that’s veered between sheltered and agonizingly exposed. She is a pure child of the 21st century, with her mashed-up hippie-punk fashion sense (today she’s wearing a tie-dye button-down, jeggings and Converse high-tops) and boundary-free musical tastes (she’s decorated her sneakers with lyrics by Mötley Crüe and Arctic Monkeys; is obsessed with Alice Cooper – she calls him “bae” – and the singer-songwriter Butch Walker; loves Nirvana and Justin Bieber too). But she is, even more so, her father’s child. “Basically, as a person, she is who my dad is,” says her older brother, Prince Michael Jackson. “The only thing that’s different would be her age and her gender.” Paris is similar to Michael, he adds, “in all of her strengths, and almost all of her weaknesses as well. She’s very passionate. She is very emotional to the point where she can let emotion cloud her judgment.”

Paris has, with impressive speed, acquired more than 50 tattoos, sneaking in the first few while underage. Nine of them are devoted to Michael Jackson, who died when she was 11 years old, sending her, Prince and their youngest brother, Blanket, spiraling out of what had been – as they perceived it – a cloistered, near-idyllic little world. “They always say, ‘Time heals,'” she says. “But it really doesn’t. You just get used to it. I live life with the mentality of ‘OK, I lost the only thing that has ever been important to me.’ So going forward, anything bad that happens can’t be nearly as bad as what happened before. So I can handle it.” Michael still visits her in her dreams, she says: “I feel him with me all the time.”

Michael, who saw himself as Peter Pan, liked to call his only daughter Tinker Bell. She has FAITH, TRUST AND PIXIE DUST inked near her clavicle. She has an image from the cover of Dangerous on her forearm, the Bad logo on her hand, and the words QUEEN OF MY HEART – in her dad’s handwriting, from a letter he wrote her – on her inner left wrist. “He’s brought me nothing but joy,” she says. “So why not have constant reminders of joy?”

She also has tattoos honoring John Lennon, David Bowie and her dad’s sometime rival Prince – plus Van Halen and, on her inner lip, the word MÖTLEY (her boyfriend has CRÜE in the same spot). On her right wrist is a rope-and-jade bracelet that Michael bought in Africa. He was wearing it when he died, and Paris’ nanny retrieved it for her. “It still smells like him,” Paris says.

She fixes her huge blue-green eyes on each of the museum’s attractions without flinching, until she comes to a section of taxidermied pets. “I don’t really like this room,” she says, wrinkling her nose. “I draw the line with animals. I can’t do it. This breaks my heart.” She recently rescued a hyperactive pit-bull-mix puppy, Koa, who has an uneasy coexistence with Kenya, a snuggly Labrador her dad brought home a decade ago.

Paris describes herself as “desensitized” to even the most graphic reminders of human mortality. In June 2013, drowning in depression and a drug addiction, she tried to kill herself at age 15, slashing her wrist and downing 20 Motrin pills. “It was just self-hatred,” she says, “low self-esteem, thinking that I couldn’t do anything right, not thinking I was worthy of living anymore.” She had been self-harming, cutting herself, managing to conceal it from her family. Some of her tattoos now cover the scars, as well as what she says are track marks from drug use. Before that, she had already attempted suicide “multiple times,” she says, with an incongruous laugh. “It was just once that it became public.” The hospital had a “three-strike rule,” she recalls, and, after that last attempt, insisted she attend a residential therapy program.

Home-schooled before her father’s death, Paris had agreed to attend a private school starting in seventh grade. She didn’t fit in – at all – and started hanging out with the only kids who accepted her, “a lot of older people doing a lot of crazy things,” she says. “I was doing a lot of things that 13-, 14-, 15-year-olds shouldn’t do. I tried to grow up too fast, and I wasn’t really that nice of a person.” She also faced cyberbullying, and still struggles with cruel online comments. “The whole freedom-of-speech thing is great,” she says. “But I don’t think that our Founding Fathers predicted social media when they created all of these amendments and stuff.”

There was another trauma that she’s never mentioned in public. When she was 14, a much older “complete stranger” sexually assaulted her, she says. “I don’t wanna give too many details. But it was not a good experience at all, and it was really hard for me, and, at the time, I didn’t tell anybody.”

After her last suicide attempt, she spent sophomore year and half of junior year at a therapeutic school in Utah. “It was great for me,” she says. “I’m a completely different person.” Before, she says with a small smile, “I was crazy. I was actually crazy. I was going through a lot of, like, teen angst. And I was also dealing with my depression and my anxiety without any help.” Her father, she says, also struggled with depression, and she was prescribed the same antidepressants he once took, though she’s no longer on any psych meds.

Now sober and happier than she’s ever been, with menthol cigarettes her main remaining vice, Paris moved out of her grandma Katherine’s house shortly after her 18th birthday, heading to the old Jackson family estate. She spends nearly every minute of each day with her boyfriend, Michael Snoddy, a 26-year-old drummer – he plays with the percussion ensemble Street Drum Corps – and Virginia native whose dyed mohawk, tattoos and perpetually sagging pants don’t obscure boy-band looks and a puppy-dog sweetness. “I never met anyone before who made me feel the way music makes me feel,” says Paris. When they met, he had an ill-considered, now-covered Confederate flag tattoo that raised understandable doubts among the Jacksons. “But the more I actually got to know him,” says Prince, “he’s a really cool guy.”

Paris took a quick stab at community college after graduating high school – a year early – in 2015, but wasn’t feeling it. She is an heir to a mammoth fortune – the Michael Jackson Family Trust is likely worth more than $1 billion, with disbursements to the kids in stages. But she wants to earn her own money, and now that she’s a legal adult, to embrace her other inheritance: celebrity.

And in the end, as the charismatic, beautiful daughter of one of the most famous men who ever lived, what choice did she have? She is, for now, a model, an actress, a work in progress. She can, when she feels like it, exhibit a regal poise that’s almost intimidating, while remaining chill enough to become pals with her giant-goateed tattoo artist. She has impeccable manners – you might guess that she was raised well. She so charmed producer-director Lee Daniels in a recent meeting that he’s begun talking to her manager about a role for her on his Fox show, Star. She plays a few instruments, writes and sings songs (she performs a couple for me on acoustic guitar, and they show promise, though they’re more Laura Marling than MJ), but isn’t sure if she’ll ever pursue a recording contract.

Modeling, in particular, comes naturally, and she finds it therapeutic. “I’ve had self-esteem issues for a really, really long time,” says Paris, who understands her dad’s plastic-surgery choices after watching online trolls dissect her appearance since she was 12. “Plenty of people think I’m ugly, and plenty of people don’t. But there’s a moment when I’m modeling where I forget about my self-esteem issues and focus on what the photographer’s telling me – and I feel pretty. And in that sense, it’s selfish.”

But mostly, she shares her father’s heal-the-world impulses (“I’m really scared for the Great Barrier Reef,” she says. “It’s, like, dying. This whole planet is. Poor Earth, man”), and sees fame as a means to draw attention to favored causes. “I was born with this platform,” she says. “Am I gonna waste it and hide away? Or am I going to make it bigger and use it for more important things?”

Her dad wouldn’t have minded. “If you wanna be bigger than me, you can,” he’d tell her. “If you don’t want to be at all, you can. But I just want you to be happy.”

To Read More Please Visit:  http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/paris-jackson-michael-jacksons-daughter-speaks-out-w462501

Read More →
Replies: 0 / Share:

What’s the best song on Michael Jackson’s ‘Bad’? (poll)

It’s been 28 years since Michael Jackson won Best Male Artist and Best Album Of The Year (for “Bad”) at the NAACP 21st Image Awards. The album was the very first album from a single artist to  produce a record five Billboard Hot 100 number one singles, and was the recipient of six Grammy Award Nominations.

“Speed Demon”, “Another Part Of Me”, and “Leave Me Alone” are songs that can addict the ears of a music groupie for sure. There are also those classics such as “The Way You Make Me Feel” and “Smooth Criminal”.

But are they the best songs on the entire album? Weigh in you thoughts below and let us know what’s the best song on Michael Jackson’s ‘Bad’! You’ll be surprised to see what other people are thinking.

 

What’s the best song on Michael Jackson’s ‘Bad’? (poll)

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...
Read More →
Replies: 0 / Share:

Janet Jackson Plans to Name Her Son

Last month, Janet Jackson was spotted out and about sporting her baby bump publicly for the first time.

While the 50-year-old continues to prepare for the arrival of her firstborn son, many are speculating what she will name her baby. According to one report, she has it all figured out and the selected name is both creative and touching.

As reported, Jackson is planning to name her little boy Michael Brandon as an homage to both her late brother Michael Jackson and Marlon‘s twin brother, Brandon, who passed away at birth.

The decision to name her only child after her late brothers is absolutely incredible and something that we trust the Jackson family would be very proud to hear if this claim proves to be true.

Another source said that she and husband Wissam Al Mana agreed to the name, reportedly finding a middle ground that doesn’t compromise her husband’s Muslim traditions. Michael Brandon is alleged to be their son’s middle name, with the first name to be one given by Al Mana.

Source: http://www.bet.com/music/2016/11/02/it-s-a-boy–here-s-what-janet-jackson-plans-to-name-her-son.html

Read More →
Replies: 0 / Share:

Michael Jackson Earned More Than Any Living Celebrity In 2016

Michael Jackson is setting records even from the afterlife.

The King of Pop topped Forbes’ list of the highest-paid dead celebrities in 2016, raking in $825 million in pretax earnings — the biggest haul of any celeb in the past year, living or dead.

Jackson’s huge payday was largely due to the sale of his half of the Sony/ATV music-publishing catalog, which included a library of Beatles songs and fetched $750 million in March. He originally purchased the catalog in 1985 for $47.5 million and sold a 50 percent stake to Sony for $115 million in 1995, according to Forbes (Sony bought out his estate’s remaining half earlier this year).

To put Jackson’s haul in perspective, the still-living celebrities who topped their own Forbes list this year had earnings that paled in comparison, like Dr. Phil ($88 million, highest-paid TV-show host), Kevin Hart ($87.5 million, highest-paid comedian), Diddy ($62 million, highest-paid hip-hop act) and Sofía Vegara ($43 million, highest-paid TV actress).

Also joining Jackson on the Forbes list of richest dead celebrities (which measured pretax income from Oct. 1, 2015 through Oct. 1, 2016) were Peanuts creator Charles Schultz at No. 2 ($48 million), golf legend Arnold Palmer ($40 million) and Elvis Presley ($27 million).

Source: http://nypost.com/2016/10/14/michael-jackson-earned-more-than-any-living-celebrity-this-year/

Read More →
Replies: 0 / Share:

Donate $1 To MJJPassion Online

Please Donate To MJJPassion

I never thought I would place a donation button on this site. MJJL has been online for over 2 years (in different forms) and I never really needed help with it. As some of you guys know, the site went offline several days ago. Within that 24 hour offline period, I received over a dozen emails and Facebook Messages from members. Sadly the time has come when I can no longer handle the website fees alone without assistance. I would like all of you guys to thank @dirtydiana for getting the website back online, because I was not able to do it alone.

Things We Have To Offer

  1. Detailed information on Michael Jackson, including biography, videography, and fashion photos.
  2. A gallery with over 18,000 high quality photos and counting.
  3. A growing fan community at MJJLegion with over 300+ members.
  4. Online live Chatzone where you can chat with other Michael Jackson fans from around the world.
  5. Passion Radio (Michael Jackson Radio)

Things I Will Not Do

  1. Ask you to donate a huge amount of money to keep the site online. (see the cost to keep the site online below)
  2. Make multiple posts about the donation button. I’ve asked you guys once, so I would hope that you like the site enough to chip in if you can.
  3. Give you MJ merchandise/Downloaded Music or Videos in trade for your donation. (that’s called piracy you guys lol)

Things I Will Do

  1. Give you access to one free product once we open our MJJL Store (coming soon guys)
  2. Add you name in a raffle for our next upcoming contest.

Maintenance Site Costs:

Monthly Space Fee: $20.00/monthly

Domain Renewal: $15.00/annually

 




Read More →
Replies: 0 / Share:

Michael Jackson’s Nephews File Suit Against Radar Online

Michael Jackson’s nephews, Taj, TJ, and Taryll Jackson, are suing Radar Online for $100 million over published stories alleging they were sexually abused and bribed by their King of Pop uncle.

The three men filed the $100 million libel lawsuit on Wednesday after the celebrity gossip website published multiple stories during June about Michael Jackson. The stories stated that the King of Pop stockpiled “images of pornography, animal torture, S&M and gore in a bid to seduce innocent young boys,” and that this stockpile was discovered in a police search of his Neverland ranch home back in 2003.

In one of the articles, the celebrity rumor website said, “The detectives’ report cites Michael even used sexy photos of his own nephews, who were in the band 3T, in their underwear to excite young boys,” referring to Taj, TJ, and Taryll.

Entertainment lawyer Bert Fields is representing the Jacksons and wrote in the libel suit, “Radar has tried to profit by launching a vicious and unrelenting attack on [Jackson] based on claims that, years ago, he was guilty of sexual abuse, even though, at the time, he was found ‘not guilty’ of that very charge.”

Fields continued by stating that Radar Online represents its “reports” as being “new” and based on official “detective reports.” However, he says that not only have the detective reports been available to the public for many years, Radar Online has misrepresented what the reports actually say.

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/music/michael-jackson-nephews-sue-site-molested-article-1.2729780

Read More →
Replies: 0 / Share: