Prince Michael Jackson continues to heed his father's advice.
The son of the late King of Pop opens up in a rare interview with the Los Angeles Times about growing up while dealing with being "bombarded" by the media after his dad's death in 2009, and the cautionary advice he gave him about going through life as the 'son of Michael Jackson.'"
"'Trust no one,'" Prince recalls his father telling him, which he says "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," the 19-year-old producer adds. "There are a lot of people who want to interact with [me and my siblings] just because of who we are."
As far as the media blitz after Michael's death, and the allegations about his personal life that followed, Prince admits, "It was a shock."
"It all came at once," he says. "But [we] learned how to deal with it by just kind of ignoring it."
"The way I cope with it is incorporating him into my life in every way," Prince explains. "My brother and my sister, we’ve all coped differently. I’ve gotten better the older I get."
While Prince is following his father's advice, he's not necessarily following his career path.
"Everyone thinks I’m going to do music and dance," he laughs, while admitting that his interest lies on the production side, which is why the Jackson heir started King's Son Productions.
"Music is a big part of my life," he reveals. "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."
Well, clearly the late pop legend's oldest son has a plan, and a good head on his shoulders!