As Michael Jackson once sang, sometimes you’ve just “Got To Be There”.
MJ’s son Blanket did just that, making a rare public appearance at brother Prince Jackson’s graduation from Loyola Marymount University over the weekend. With Prince wearing his cap and gown, the bros posed together in photos posted to Instagram.
Prince, whose formal name is Michael Joseph Jackson Jr., received his bachelor’s degree in business administration.
In addition to his brother, the 22-year-old college graduate also had his Grandmother Katherine Jackson at the ceremony.
Prince captioned his Instagram photos saying that he’d learned a lot, and that the experience of attending college was worth it. He added that he couldn’t thank everyone he wished he could, though he did shout out his cousins T.J., Taryll, and Taj Jackson.
Even when he wanted to quit, he said his cousins kept pushing him to finish his degree.
There’s no word if sister Paris also made the trip to LA for the ceremony.
This may be Prince Michael Jackson II (aka Blanket)’s most-public appearance since he was 9-months old. In 2009, father Michael held him over a four-story hotel balcony for cameras, sparking harsh criticism from the media.
Blanket currently attends a Los Angeles private school and is under the care of cousin T.J. Jackson.
And, yes, we know the names can get confusing.
It’s true we haven’t seen a whole lot of the 17-year-old, but that could always change.
In fact, we may be seeing a lot more of Blanket, who actually now goes by Bigi, and his brother Prince in the near future. The two recently started filming videos for a YouTube project that it seems will feature movie reviews and related discussion. Their cousins will also guest-star.
Bigi’s godfather Mark Lester told The Sun in an interview that the teen’s life had been totally controlled by his father’s estate. And previously, after the release of Leaving Neverland, Taj said his cousin had stopped talking in the wake of the documentary.
Luckily, it seems he’s at least somewhat eager to talk movie plots with his brother and cousins. Perhaps, now that Bigi is reaching adulthood, we’ll be seeing more of him soon.