Michael Jackson’s youngest child, known as ‘Blanket’, has reinvented himself and given himself a new nickname.
Bigi – formerly knowns as Blanket – is now 21 years old and has drastically changed since his first time in the spotlight.
Blanket, who was born Prince Michael Jackson II, was initially thrown into the spotlight after a famed incident with his father.
In front of throngs of paparazzi on November 2, 2002, the iconic pop artist was spotted hanging Blanket, who was just a few months old at the time, over the edge of the balcony of his suite at the Hotel Adlon in Berlin.
Since that highly visible incident, Blanket has put a lot of effort into developing his own personality and becoming the man he is today, free of his late father’s influence.
Bigi and siblings Paris and Prince, were rarely seen in the spotlight during their childhood. That all changed last year, however, when the 21-year-old made a rare TV appearance to bring attention to much needed action against climate change.
When they appeared on Good Morning Britain in November, they individually spoke about their decision to do so, explaining that they had teamed together to take action to protect the environment.
He spoke on his father’s legacy in the much-anticipated interview, and said: “There’s a lot of really cool stuff here, there’s a lot of history here in this house and the studio here, that’s what he was all about. That’s what each of us want to do, make some things that people hopefully enjoy but also that benefit their lives. I do think it’s important that we all know about [climate change], I think we have some work to do, but our generation knows how important it is.”
And recently he’s had a total rebrand, changing his name that he goes by to Bigi and buying a pretty impressive property.
Blanket has invested in a $2.7 million California mansion. His new home is said to boast 6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, and a huge swimming pool, as well as celebrity neighbors like Kim Kardashian.
However, he’s not strayed far from home as his grandmother and guardian, Katherine is said to live just down the road in another gated community in the area.
After hearing the news fans have been very supportive of him, with one saying: “So inspiring, you don’t get to see him on press very often, so this is gold!!! Nice to see a famous young man who is not on TikTok, p*mps&h*’s, dr*gs, and his Gucci bag for a change, we need more young humans like this.”
While another commented: “The media would have loved MJs kids to be selfish, greedy, substance abusing, lay-about, entitled brats…but bad luck…they’re exactly as MJ raised them – caring, kind, eloquent, intelligent, level-headed individuals. Wonderful to see them protecting & carrying on MJ’s legacy.”
“Phenomenal young man. Michael Jackson was a great father, of what I’ve seen from these interviews his sons are living examples of this,” a third echoed.