Paris Jackson Defends Kanye West From Upset Michael Jackson Fans: My Dad 'Never Saw Music as a Competition'

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Kanye West recently surpassed Michael Jackson on the Billboard list of male artists with the most top 40 hits, but the celebration was quickly soured by upset fans.

"I'm f***ing mad," one MJ fan commented on an Instagram pic posted by Jackson's daughter, Paris. "Screw Kanye West for knocking Michael off the chart for the most 40 hits or whatever. If Michael was still here, God he would have passed Kanye."

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Paris quickly came to West's defense with a story about how much her father appreciated the rapper's music.

"The first time I ever heard Kanye's [808s and] Heartbreak album was from my dad, he played it for me all the time. He liked him," Paris, 18, wrote on Instagram. "He never saw music as a competition or a game, never had a motive to talk s**t about other artists. It was always about the love and respect and appreciation for music. So if someone breaks a new record, be happy for them. They worked hard for it and they earned it. Don't be angry or jealous or biased. Music is music and if it's good it deserves recognition."

The Life of Pablo rapper is now in 10th place for male artists with the most top 40 hits. He now has 40, one more than Jackson, with his feature on ScHoolboy Q's "That Part."