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Michael Jackson’s daughter, Paris, gave an intimate interview with Oprah Winfrey regarding her childhood.
The 14 year old told Winfrey she now understands why the "King of Pop" wanted to conceal her and her brothers' identity from the public eye.
“I was really confused. I didn’t get why I was wearing a mask. But I understand it now — why my dad would want our face to be covered,” NY Daily News reports.
"When we went out without him we wouldn’t be recognized,” she added. “He told us that when he was younger he didn’t really have a childhood. He would always be stuck in the studio singing while the kids were out playing. He wanted us to have that … Chuck E. Cheese’s and Toys R Us were our favorite places to go."
Even LaToya Jackson commended her brother’s efforts to allow his children, Paris, Prince Michael, 15, and Prince Michael II, 10, better known as "Blanket," to have their own, normal lives.
She told Access Hollywood her brother would still try to shield them from the public eye, if he were still alive.
“Truthfully, I think Michael would have kept them secluded still. That's just the way he was raising them ... but my mother felt they needed to be unmasked and they needed to experience life for what it is.”
She added, “I just love them all. They're so great. He's done a great job and my mother's doing an incredible job with them.''
Jackson died nearly three years ago after Dr. Conrad Murphy gave him a fatal dose of Propofol.
Paris’s interview with Oprah will air Sunday on the OWN network.