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Paris Jackson sets the record straight after being criticized for missing aunt Janet Jackson's BBMAs performance

Paris responded by telling her critics how every family has their own dramas and issues and the only difference is that her family drama is broadcast for everyone to see
UPDATED FEB 21, 2020
Paris Jackson (Getty Images)
Paris Jackson (Getty Images)

Paris Jackson has had enough family drama and she is not there to let the haters slam her for it. Recently, her aunt, Janet Jackson received the prestigious Icon award during the Billboard Music Award and the singer was accompanied by her nephew Prince, grandmother Katherine and aunt Rebbie. However, people slammed Paris because she wasn't one among them.

Janet received the Iconic award (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Taking to Instagram, Paris decided to clear the air after she received hatred from people for not attending the event. The actress wrote that she had no clue about the award and neither was she notified about it by any of her family members. Paris did share her cousin Austin Brown’s Instagram post celebrating Janet, by adding “Ditto” to Austin’s congratulatory post but there was still some explaining left to do. In a long Instagram message, Paris decided to address everyone and take a shot at explaining herself and why she was not there at the event. 

“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,” she wrote on her Instagram story. 

Paris addressed the family issues in an Instagram story (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Longchamp)

The actress asked people to give her family space and stated how it was a family matter and did not need any opinion from an outsider. "As amazing and as s—-y 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," she wrote. 

"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 added. She confessed that she was aware of the family drama becoming public but noted that no family is immune to it. “Every family has their moments of trauma, heartbreak, separation, love, oneness, tribe, pain, everything. EVERY FAMILY. My family, specifically, and a good number of others…well, our drama is broadcasted worldwide through media,” she wrote. 

“But that doesn’t mean our family issues are any different from yours. Ours are just made public," she continued. She concluded the post by writing, "every level has another devil. Every life has their own s–t to deal with. We ain’t inferior or superior to Y'all. We’re all f–king human. So let’s act like it. I appreciate any and every person reading this and I’m grateful for everything in my life, positive and negative.”