Paris Jackson shares unseen footage of their childhood with Michael Jackson for Prince's birthday

Paris Jackson, 19, set Instagram buzzing on February 13 with a rare video of her and her brother, Prince Jackson, playing as children. As children of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, the two were well-known, but the singer kept them far from the glare of the media as possible, which meant that there was very little the world knew about their lives with their father.

In the video uploaded to Instagram, the children are seen goofing around as Biggie Smalls's Juicy plays in the background. Michael, who likely took the video, can be heard asking the children to dance. In the birthday tribute to her older brother, Prince, who turned 21 on Tuesday, Paris wrote, "my dearest brother. i could fly to the moon and back a thousand times and the distance still wouldn’t amount to how much i adore you. i’ve always looked up to you, and to this day you’re still the greatest role model i could ever hope for."

She continued to reminisce about their childhood together, writing "I miss these days where we could wrestle and I’d still have a chance at winning, though.I miss playing hot wheels and my little pony with you, i miss fighting like pirates and trying to cast spells with our harry potter wands. I miss the saturdays where we would sleep in and eat porridge and OJ and watch gargoyles and transformers (and sometimes cartoons in arabic?), and staying up late listening to you tell us wild bedtime stories that always had a crazy twist at the end."

Paris revealed that she and her brother were very close, saying, "You’ve always been my best friend in the whole wide universe and I’m so lucky to have you in my life. I couldn’t have wished for our friendship to turn out any better. we may not have our water guns and crash bandicoot, but we have so much more."

She ended the tribute with the heartwarming message, "You’re the most fun, genuine, determined and hilarious person I know. and it makes ma soul happy to know dat i can always count on you, and no matter where we are in the world and in life, my home is with you and the little guy. i love you so much, gooko. i’m so proud of you. happy birthday."

Paris, an actress, activist, and model, has nearly two and a half million followers on the social media platform, and the video quickly racked up over 350,000 views.

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