Janet Jackson shares RARE photo with 'beautiful niece' Paris putting rumors of feud to rest
PARIS, FRANCE: It seems that the rumored animosity between Janet Jackson and Paris Jackson has blown over. The 56-year-old singer-songwriter shared a lovely picture of the two of them seated together on a couch at a fashion event on her Instagram feed on October 7. The aunt-niece duo had met on Wednesday, October 5, at Paris Fashion Week in France.
Janet's brother, the late Michael Jackson, was a legendary singer-songwriter, dancer and philanthropist. He had three kids — Prince, Paris and Prince II. Paris, 24, is the second child and the only daughter of Michael and Debbie Rowe. Following his untimely death in 2009, the middle child of the late Michael Jackson and his younger sister, Janet, were rumoredly feuding and speculation swirled around the aunt and niece duo for years because of their lack of joint appearances in public. They were said to have clashed numerous times over the years, including one somewhat public argument in front of the family home of Paris and her two brothers in Calabasas, California, in 2012, due to a disagreement over Michael's will. Janet allegedly tried to "ambush" the family home and had attempted to take Paris' phone from her grasp, reported Hollywood Life.
Then, in 2018, Paris didn't show up to the 2018 Billboard Music Awards, when Janet sang a medley of her greatest hits from her career and received the Billboard Icon Award. When she was criticized for her non-appearance, Paris penned a lengthy social media post, saying, "Dear social media followers, friends, stalkers, lovers and haters, and fellow moonwalkers: Please do not tell me/demands/try to control how I handle my relationship with the people in my life, specifically my family. As amazing and as s--tty as things can be, it is no one's business but ours. I understand that some of you feel some sort of connection or need to be a part of our lives considering you watched us grow up. However, I am handling my situation exactly how my father did. And I am happy keeping it that way. I will always have love and respect for my family. ALWAYS."
She ended the post with another truth bomb, saying, "No one from my mgmt reached out to me about attending billboards or about the award, and no one from my family did either. I had absolutely no idea until y’all spammed with hatred." In any case, all the friction, if it existed, seems to have been smoothed over now. "So good catching up w/ my beautiful niece @parisjackson", Janet wrote in her Instagram caption, to which Paris responded with a red heart emoji.
Janet donned on a gray suit and tie at the Thom Browne Womenswear Spring/Summer collection 2023 show as she sat next to the daughter of Pop, Paris, who had on a sheer lace dress with knee high platform boots. Paris, who has remained in the public eye for her unique fashion choices and budding music career, took to Instagram recently and posed over a couch wearing the sheer slip dress with lace details with the caption: "bones sinking like stones".