Michael Jackson’s son Blanket, 17, supports brother Prince, 22, at graduation in rare outing
Blanket Jackson has made a rare public appearance and it was all to support his big brother.
The 17-year-old son of Michael Jackson – whose given name is Prince Michael Jackson II – was seen at 22-year-old brother Prince Jackson’s graduation from Loyola Marymount University on Saturday.
The two siblings looked happy as they posed with one another at the joyous event.
Support system: Blanket Jackson was seen at 22-year-old brother Prince Jackson’s graduation from Loyola Marymount University on Saturday in a rare outing
The teen has kept a low profile throughout his life following the death of his father, Michael, in 2009.
While Paris Jackson maintains a more public profile with a modeling career, as well as fronting her band the Soundflowers, her two brothers fly under the radar.
Prince was also hailed by his cousin TJ Jackson for the milestone.
‘Prince, it’s been a long road but you did it,’ TJ said in a tweet in which he and Prince posed together. ‘Keep learning, keep growing and keep giving back! So so proud of you. I love you. #graduation #congrats #proudcousin.’
Graduation day: Prince Jackson, 22, was pictured with a friend at the ceremony
The Encino, California native was clad in a blue cap and gown on the big day, as he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration.
Prince first enrolled in the college in 2015 following his graduation from the Buckley School, where Kim Kardashian previously was a student.
In a series of Instagram Stories clips, Prince sat in the crowd with friends, showed off his class ring and noted that it was hot day on the Sunken Garden at the Southern California campus, which sits by the Marina Del Rey area.
Prince, who’s older brother to younger sister Paris, 21, and Blanket, 17, later shared a clip after he removed his cap and gown and had his motorcycle humming as he prepared to depart.
Proud: The new grad posed with his cousin TJ on the joyous day
Four years later: Prince first enrolled in the college in 2015 following his graduation from the Buckley School
Relaxed: The business major took video of the outdoor proceedings at LMU
‘For those of you wondering – yes, I did ride my motorcycle to my gradation,’ said Prince, who was only 12-years-old when his famous father died June 25, 2009. (His birth mother, Debbie Rowe, gave up her rights to Prince and Paris in 2001.)
Prince also commemorated the occasion with an anecdote, as he explained how he mistakenly purchased a coffee mug three years ago that read, ‘Loyola Marymount University Alumni.’
‘I can finally take my first sip of coffee out of it and truly be a Loyola alum,’ he said before sipping out of it.
Happy faces: Prince and his friend beamed on the special day as they prepared to walk
Ring it in: The son of the Billie Jean artist shared a shot of his class ring
Born to be wild: Prince confirmed he had rode his motorcycle to the ceremony
Now it counts: Prince explained how he mistakenly purchased a coffee mug three years ago that read, ‘Loyola Marymount University Alumni’
Prince opened up to the Los Angeles Times in 2016 about his ambitions to enter his family’s business, music – but not necessarily as a performer.
‘Music is a big part of my life,’ he said. ‘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.’
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