Michael Jackson's son, Blanket, makes rare appearance in family photo

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By Asiya Ali

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Michael Jackson's son, best known to the public as Blanket, has been photographed in a rare family photo alongside his Jackson cousins.

The 21-year-old, who now goes by the name Bigi, was spotted alongside Jermaine Jackson's sons Randy Jackson Jr., Donté Jackson, Royal Jackson, and Jermajesty Jackson, as well as Norwegian rapper Omer Bhatti.

The group was snapped as they enjoyed their time in what appeared to be a bar, with Bhatti sharing a picture of the occasion on his Instagram page on Sunday (January 28).

The 38-year-old musician captioned the shot with "Lately" alongside a palm tree emoji.

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Fans were delighted to see Bigi (R). Credit: Instagram/Omer Bhatti

Many fans flocked to the comment section to share their reaction to the rare snap, with one user writing: "Thank you for sharing! Lovely to see Bigi!!!"

Another said Bigi resembled the King of Pop, writing: "Bigi looks just like MJ", and a third user praised Bhatti as he has been close with the entire Jackson family for decades.

"It's amazing to see this, as a child you carried them in your arms and you are still a loyal friend to them," they added.

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Bigi with Prince and Paris Jackson at the Michael Forever Tribute Concert on October 8, 2011. Credit: Samir Hussein / Getty

The 21-year-old is the youngest of the late singer's three children, with the pop icon also having son Prince, 26, and daughter Paris, now 25.

Since Jackson's death at the age of 50 in June 2009, Bigi has largely remained out of the spotlight. He was first seen in August last year as he joined his older brother in Las Vegas to celebrate what would have been their father's 65th birthday.

The siblings made their rare appearance at the famed Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, the same venue that hosts the spectacular Michael Jackson ONE show by Cirque du Soleil. They did Q&A with supporters and took pictures with them.

First unveiled in February 2013, the event marked its 10th-anniversary residency in Vegas last year.

"Everything [Jackson] does is with a childlike heart. For Michael, every day was fresh, every day was new, every day had to be bigger and better than the last one," Jackson's friend and choreographer, Jamie King, shared via PEOPLE.

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Bigi Jackson at the Annual THRILLER NIGHT Halloween Party in 2022. Credit: Kevin Winter / Getty

Bigi was also photographed in October 2022 as he attended the annual Thriller Night Halloween Party, hosted by Prince at the Jackson family home in Encino, California.

While he spends most of his time out of the limelight, he has been working on becoming a producer and director, with his short film Rochelles due for release in 2024.

Back in 2021, Bigi gave a rare interview with Good Morning Britain and spoke about his passion for climate change and his desire to make an impact in the world.

"That's what each of us [siblings] want to do — make things that people enjoy but also benefit their lives," he said. "I do think it's important we all know about it. We have some work to do but our generation knows how important it is."

Featured image credit: Mark Sullivan / Getty

Michael Jackson's son, Blanket, makes rare appearance in family photo

vt-author-image

By Asiya Ali

Article saved!Article saved!

Michael Jackson's son, best known to the public as Blanket, has been photographed in a rare family photo alongside his Jackson cousins.

The 21-year-old, who now goes by the name Bigi, was spotted alongside Jermaine Jackson's sons Randy Jackson Jr., Donté Jackson, Royal Jackson, and Jermajesty Jackson, as well as Norwegian rapper Omer Bhatti.

The group was snapped as they enjoyed their time in what appeared to be a bar, with Bhatti sharing a picture of the occasion on his Instagram page on Sunday (January 28).

The 38-year-old musician captioned the shot with "Lately" alongside a palm tree emoji.

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Fans were delighted to see Bigi (R). Credit: Instagram/Omer Bhatti

Many fans flocked to the comment section to share their reaction to the rare snap, with one user writing: "Thank you for sharing! Lovely to see Bigi!!!"

Another said Bigi resembled the King of Pop, writing: "Bigi looks just like MJ", and a third user praised Bhatti as he has been close with the entire Jackson family for decades.

"It's amazing to see this, as a child you carried them in your arms and you are still a loyal friend to them," they added.

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Bigi with Prince and Paris Jackson at the Michael Forever Tribute Concert on October 8, 2011. Credit: Samir Hussein / Getty

The 21-year-old is the youngest of the late singer's three children, with the pop icon also having son Prince, 26, and daughter Paris, now 25.

Since Jackson's death at the age of 50 in June 2009, Bigi has largely remained out of the spotlight. He was first seen in August last year as he joined his older brother in Las Vegas to celebrate what would have been their father's 65th birthday.

The siblings made their rare appearance at the famed Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, the same venue that hosts the spectacular Michael Jackson ONE show by Cirque du Soleil. They did Q&A with supporters and took pictures with them.

First unveiled in February 2013, the event marked its 10th-anniversary residency in Vegas last year.

"Everything [Jackson] does is with a childlike heart. For Michael, every day was fresh, every day was new, every day had to be bigger and better than the last one," Jackson's friend and choreographer, Jamie King, shared via PEOPLE.

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Bigi Jackson at the Annual THRILLER NIGHT Halloween Party in 2022. Credit: Kevin Winter / Getty

Bigi was also photographed in October 2022 as he attended the annual Thriller Night Halloween Party, hosted by Prince at the Jackson family home in Encino, California.

While he spends most of his time out of the limelight, he has been working on becoming a producer and director, with his short film Rochelles due for release in 2024.

Back in 2021, Bigi gave a rare interview with Good Morning Britain and spoke about his passion for climate change and his desire to make an impact in the world.

"That's what each of us [siblings] want to do — make things that people enjoy but also benefit their lives," he said. "I do think it's important we all know about it. We have some work to do but our generation knows how important it is."

Featured image credit: Mark Sullivan / Getty