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Prince Jackson opens up about family life with Michael Jackson in trial

27 JUNE 2013

Michael Jackson's 16-year-old son, Prince Jackson, took to the stand to testify in his family's wrongful death lawsuit against AEG Live on Wednesday morning.

The eldest son of the late pop icon opened up – just one day after the fourth anniversary of his dad's death – in the case with his late father's final concert promoter at a Los Angeles court.

The first 30 minutes on the stand "were filled with videos and photographs of Jackson with his children," according to Reuters.

 

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Speaking to the court, Prince got personal and talked about how involved Michael was as a father, sharing that he loved home videos, such as one showing Prince on a little car as Paris talked into a mic while the Jackson Five song Daddy's Home played in the background.

"He always said you should give back to the community and to give back as much as you can," Prince said.

"I got my desire to give back from my father." Prince added that his dad always told him "everything is a learning experience...always learn from your experience."

Prince also showed just how important work was to the late pop star, stating, "If he wasn't working, he got depressed."

 



During his testimony, the teen recalled often seeing his father upset and in tears after conversations with AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips.

"He would get off the phone, [and] he would cry sometimes," Prince, who was 12 years old when Michael passed away at 50, told jurors. "He would say, 'They're gonna kill me. They're gonna kill me.'"

The teenager also remembered the last conversation he had with his dad, which took place the night before his death when he called him to let him know that Randy Phillips was at their Los Angeles mansion.

Michael, who was in dress rehearsal at the time, told him to attend to Randy with food and drink.

Prince said that was his last conversation with his father.

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