Michael Jackson’s sons Blanket and Prince make a rare appearance in Las Vegas at his ONE by Cirque du Soleil show on what would have been the King of Pop’s 65th birthday
Prince, 26, and Blanket, 21 (real name Prince Michael Jackson II), were seen chatting with guests at Sin City’s Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, after attending a Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil show.
The show is driven by Jackson’s biggest hits, and features acrobatics, dance, and visuals that immerse the audience into his music.
Prince sported a gray T-shirt, blue jeans, and a blue baseball cap for the show. He also rocked a well-trimmed short beard. Meanwhile Blanket, who’s rarely seen in public, wore a casual black button up with matching pants and shoes.
Their singer father Michael — who came out with the mega hits Thriller, Beat It and Billie Jean — died in June 2009 at the age of 50, after acute propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication at his home in the Los Angeles area.
The youngest son of The King of Pop wore his shoulder-length black tresses parted in the middle and brushed behind his ears for the outing.
Prince was pictured smiling and taking snaps with fans after the show.
At one point he even received a gift from one of the attendees – a drawing of his father.
He appeared touched by the sweet gift, and hugged the woman who gave it to him.
While Prince happily hugged fans, Blanket appeared more subdued and kept to himself in the snaps.
Not present during the outing was their sister Paris Jackson, 25, who is currently touring with her band.
Michael shared Prince and Paris with his ex-wife Debbie Rowe, to whom he was married from November 1996 to April 2000.
Blanket was conceived via a surrogate, though the identity of the woman is currently unknown.
In 2002, Jackson dangled Blanket from the balcony of the Hotel Adlon in Berlin in a now infamous moment.
Paris was just 11, and Blanket only seven, when Jackson died from cardiac arrest in 2009 caused by a lethal combination of prescription drugs.
The 50-year-old had been rehearsing for a planned concert residency at London’s O2 Arena between 2009 and 2010.
The pop star’s personal physician Dr Conrad Murray was later convicted of involuntary manslaughter and sentenced to four years in prison over his death.
Last December the the two brothers and their sister were seen all together while enjoying the fresh snow in Lake Tahoe, California.
The siblings paid tribute to their superstar dad last year on what would have been his 64th birthday.
Paris and Prince posted photos from their childhood with their famous father to their Instagram accounts.
Prince wrote next to a picture of his dad feeding him as a baby, ‘Happy birthday to the greatest!’
The humanitarian and activist also shared images of of all three of the Jackson kids at various celebrations, including ones with birthday hats and Christmas trees.
Prince, who was only 12 when his father passed away, added, ‘Miss you more and more but I love you more and more with each day. Thank you for everything.’
He signed off the post with applause and heart emojis.
Paris shared a throwback image of her father giving her a kiss when she was quite young, and wrote ‘hbd’ with a heart emoji.
The Thriller artist’s death resulted in an outpouring of grief around the world.