Paris Jackson, the 11-year-old daughter of Michael Jackson, gave a brief, but heartfelt speech at her father’s memorial. Although some have speculated that the young girl was put up to it by Jackson family members, sources say Paris wanted to do it. The only daughter of Michael’s said, ”I want to tell them about daddy.”
Paris Jackson gave this moving speech about her late father and said she was inspired to speak about him after her uncle Jermaine sang Smile, a favorite song of her dad’s. Hearing the song made her cry but it also made her want to say a few words about her father.
A family friend said, “Paris is a strong-willed, tough girl who surprised even her own family by how vocal she’s been over what should happen at the memorial.
“Of Michael’s children, she’s the one who speaks her mind. She’s so brave and tough Michael had already decided that she’s going to be an action star.
“She had already said to Jermaine and Randy that she may read a poem, but they dissuaded her. But after Jermaine sang Smile – well, everything changed,” added the source.
The insider said, “Paris insisted. She told La Toya, ‘I need to say something. I want to tell them about Daddy’.”
La Toya told the rest of the Jackson family that Paris wanted to speak. “It happened very quickly. As soon as Heal the World was over, Paris was ready to talk,” said the friend.