Michael Jackson's son Prince.
Michael Jackson's son Prince.

Michael Jackson's son won't follow in dad's footsteps

MICHAEL Jackson's son can't sing or dance.

Prince Jackson, 19, has admitted he's got no desire to follow in his late legendary father's footsteps and carve out a career on stage because he'd rather be involved in the production side.

Speaking in a rare interview with The Los Angeles Times newspaper, Prince said: "Everyone thinks I'm going to do music and dance. Music is a big part of my life. 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."

Although the late King of Pop - who tragically died in 2009 from acute propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication - is no longer around to guide his son, Prince will never forget his advice.

When asked on what advice his father gave him prior to his death that has stuck with him, he said: "Trust no one. It sounds bad, but a lot of people are motivated by themselves. He said don't trust someone just because it sounds like a good idea--do your research. There are a lot of people who want to interact with [me and my siblings] just because of who we are."

Prince will never get over his dad's shocking passing but he believes him, his brother Blanket, 14, and sister Paris, 18, are learning how to cope with the missing figure in their life.

He explained: "The way I cope with [the grief] is incorporating him into my life in every way--from my company logo having little bits of him [to] using his metaphors and trying to follow everything he taught us. My brother and my sister, we've all coped differently. I've gotten better the older I get."