Blanket Jackson, now 21, now goes by a new name and has totally reinvented himself

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In a heartwarming tribute to their father, Bigi, formerly known as Blanket, and his brother Prince stepped into the spotlight in Las Vegas to commemorate what would have been Michael Jackson's 65th birthday.

The siblings, who are all grown up now, made a rare public appearance at the renowned Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, the same venue that hosts the spectacular Cirque du Soleil show, Michael Jackson ONE.

This touching gesture not only pays homage to their iconic father but also gives fans a glimpse into the lives of the Jackson family today.

Bigi, now 21, and Prince, 26, ventured out to interact with devoted fans of the late King of Pop. During the event, a dedicated fan presented them with a heartfelt photo of Michael, featuring an angel alongside the pop icon.

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Bigi, formerly known as Blanket, in 2012. Credit: Jason LaVeris / Getty

Named the Blue Sapphire Birthday Celebration, the evening offered much more than just a typical gathering. It included a public Q&A session hosted by members of Michael's estate, promising a mesmerizing performance by the cast of Michael Jackson ONE, combining music, acrobatics, and sheer amazement.

Michael Bush, the author of The King of Style: Dressing Michael Jackson, graced the occasion with a book signing, allowing attendees to connect with the iconic singer's fashion legacy.

Moreover, fans had the unique opportunity to meet the original creative team behind Michael Jackson ONE and representatives from the Grammy winner's estate.

As an extra treat, those with proof of ticket purchase were treated to complimentary cake and cupcakes, adding sweetness to the celebratory atmosphere. This event marked the 10th-anniversary residency of the Michael Jackson ONE show in Las Vegas, a testament to the enduring impact of the pop icon's work.

Reflecting on Michael's enduring legacy, choreographer Jamie King, a friend of the late pop sensation, emphasized the childlike heart that characterized the King of Pop's approach to life. "For Michael, every day was fresh, every day was new, every day had to be bigger and better than the last one," shared King.

Check out what Bigi looks like now:

This emotional tribute in Las Vegas isn't an isolated event in the Jackson family's history. In August 2018, Paris and Prince attended the "Michael Jackson Diamond Birthday Celebration" at Mandalay Bay.

They received the Elizabeth Taylor Legacy Award on their father's behalf, recognizing his humanitarian work, particularly with the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation. Paris, Michael's goddaughter, acknowledged her father's unwavering support for Elizabeth Taylor's cause.

While Michael's music and humanitarian efforts continue to inspire, it's the family that remains a testament to his legacy.

The Jackson children, well-mannered and well-behaved, were always their father's first priority. As Paris, who was just 11 years old at the time of Michael's 2009 funeral, said at the time, "Ever since I was born, Daddy has been the best father you could ever imagine. And I just want to say that I love him so much."

As Michael's 65th birthday arrives, his influence persists not only through his artistic and humanitarian contributions but also through the family that honors his memory.

Featured image credit: Pool / Getty

Blanket Jackson, now 21, now goes by a new name and has totally reinvented himself

vt-author-image

By VT

Article saved!Article saved!

In a heartwarming tribute to their father, Bigi, formerly known as Blanket, and his brother Prince stepped into the spotlight in Las Vegas to commemorate what would have been Michael Jackson's 65th birthday.

The siblings, who are all grown up now, made a rare public appearance at the renowned Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, the same venue that hosts the spectacular Cirque du Soleil show, Michael Jackson ONE.

This touching gesture not only pays homage to their iconic father but also gives fans a glimpse into the lives of the Jackson family today.

Bigi, now 21, and Prince, 26, ventured out to interact with devoted fans of the late King of Pop. During the event, a dedicated fan presented them with a heartfelt photo of Michael, featuring an angel alongside the pop icon.

size-full wp-image-1263239732
Bigi, formerly known as Blanket, in 2012. Credit: Jason LaVeris / Getty

Named the Blue Sapphire Birthday Celebration, the evening offered much more than just a typical gathering. It included a public Q&A session hosted by members of Michael's estate, promising a mesmerizing performance by the cast of Michael Jackson ONE, combining music, acrobatics, and sheer amazement.

Michael Bush, the author of The King of Style: Dressing Michael Jackson, graced the occasion with a book signing, allowing attendees to connect with the iconic singer's fashion legacy.

Moreover, fans had the unique opportunity to meet the original creative team behind Michael Jackson ONE and representatives from the Grammy winner's estate.

As an extra treat, those with proof of ticket purchase were treated to complimentary cake and cupcakes, adding sweetness to the celebratory atmosphere. This event marked the 10th-anniversary residency of the Michael Jackson ONE show in Las Vegas, a testament to the enduring impact of the pop icon's work.

Reflecting on Michael's enduring legacy, choreographer Jamie King, a friend of the late pop sensation, emphasized the childlike heart that characterized the King of Pop's approach to life. "For Michael, every day was fresh, every day was new, every day had to be bigger and better than the last one," shared King.

Check out what Bigi looks like now:

This emotional tribute in Las Vegas isn't an isolated event in the Jackson family's history. In August 2018, Paris and Prince attended the "Michael Jackson Diamond Birthday Celebration" at Mandalay Bay.

They received the Elizabeth Taylor Legacy Award on their father's behalf, recognizing his humanitarian work, particularly with the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation. Paris, Michael's goddaughter, acknowledged her father's unwavering support for Elizabeth Taylor's cause.

While Michael's music and humanitarian efforts continue to inspire, it's the family that remains a testament to his legacy.

The Jackson children, well-mannered and well-behaved, were always their father's first priority. As Paris, who was just 11 years old at the time of Michael's 2009 funeral, said at the time, "Ever since I was born, Daddy has been the best father you could ever imagine. And I just want to say that I love him so much."

As Michael's 65th birthday arrives, his influence persists not only through his artistic and humanitarian contributions but also through the family that honors his memory.

Featured image credit: Pool / Getty