Michael Jackson's son Blanket Jackson seen congratulating brother Prince at his graduation in rare public appearance
Blanket Jackson, also known as Prince Michael Jackson II, made a rare public appearance to support his brother Prince Jackson's graduation from the Loyola Marymount University which took place on Saturday, May 11.
The 17-year-old looked very happy as he posed alongside his brother at the event. Ever since the death of his father, pop icon Michael Jackson, Blanket Jackson has maintained a low profile unlike his sister Paris Jackson who has a public profile thanks to her modeling career. The Jackson brothers prefer to stay off the limelight and under the radar.
Prince was also congratulated by his cousin TJ Jackson who tweeted alongside a picture of him and Prince, "Prince, it’s been a long road but you did it. Keep learning, keep growing and keep giving back! So so proud of you. I love you. #graduation #congrats #proudcousin." For his graduation, Prince was seen sporting a blue cap and gown as he received a bachelor's degree in business administration.
Prince had first enrolled in the university in 2015 after graduating from the Buckley School, which Kim Kardashian had also attended. Prince took to social media to share several Instagram clips where he was seen with his friends, showing off his class ring, and also sharing how it was a very hot day on the Sunken Garden at the Southern California campus.
He also shared a clip where he had removed his cap and gown and had his motorcycle humming as he got ready to leave. "For those of you wondering — yes, I did ride my motorcycle to my graduation," he shared. Prince was only 12 when Michael Jackson passed away and his birth mother Debbie Rowe gave up her rights to Prince and Paris in 2001.
The graduate also decided to commemorate the event with an anecdote where he explained how he had accidentally bought a coffee mug three years ago which read, "Loyola Marymount University Alumni. I can finally take my first sip of coffee out of it and truly be a Loyola alum."
In 2016, Prince got candid about his ambitions to enter his family business which is music but not necessarily as a performer. As reported by the Los Angeles Times, he shared, "Music is a big part of my life. It shaped who I am because of my family, but I’ve always wanted to go into production. My dad would ask me what I wanted to do and my answer was always producing and directing."