Michael Jackson’s mother Katherine Jackson was reportedly ‘too weak’ to continue looking after the singer’s youngest child, Blanket, as news of his new guardianship has been revealed.
The 17-year-old has been under his grandmother’s care since the King of Pop died in 2009, but it’s now been revealed that he will be under the guardianship of his cousin TJ Jackson until he turns 18.
TJ had previously shared the carer duties with Katherine, 89, but it’s claimed Blanket – who now goes by the name of Bigi – was eager to get out of his living situation with Katherine.
‘TJ has been a father figure to those kids since Michael’s death and he always puts their needs before his own,’ a source told Radar Online. ‘The current situation that Blanket has been in is not working for anyone, and they needed to get a different situation going stat.’
The source hints that Blanket felt he was being put in a situation where he had to care for his grandmother and that she was ‘too weak’ and didn’t have enough ‘energy’ to parent the growing teen.
‘It was not at all fair,’ the insider continued. ‘Prince and Paris are not around much, and she relies on him to help her. But Blanket was not equipped to handle that role, and he shouldn’t have to.’
Compared to his elder siblings Prince and 21-year-old Paris, Blanket has proven to be quite reclusive and doesn’t often make public appearances.
But he recently appeared at the graduation of his brother, 22-year-old Prince, who graduated from the Loyola Marymount University School of Business in May.
Prince shared a photo of the two together at the ceremony on his Instagram page.
The two brothers have since teamed up to launch their own movie and TV review series with cousin Taj Jackson on Prince’s YouTube channel.
Blanket spoke enthusiastically about the latest Avengers movie, in a video which has attracted over 200,000 thousand views on YouTube.
Since then, they have discussed other recent film and TV releases, such as Disney’s Aladdin and the Game of Thrones series finale.
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