Transcript for Paris Jackson reveals her new music career
We're back with our exclusive with Michael Jackson's children, Paris and prince Jackson opening up in a rare interview as Paris begins her own music career. Chris Connelly sat down with both of them and joins us now from Los Angeles with more. Chris, good morning. Good morning to you, whit. You know, it's certainly a daunting legacy but with the support of her brother, Paris Jackson is forging her own musical path with her guitar, her voice and some deeply personal songs that have helped her cope. It wasn't until the last like couple years where I started calling myself a musician and embracing that -- the feeling that I think I was born to do this. Reporter: Her words, her her feelings. At 22, Paris Jackson, Michael Jackson's only daughter, is now a recording artist with bandmate Gabriel Glen in the soundflowers. I originally started writing music myself to get things out to purge. It feels good to share it. It feels not like butterflies in your stomach but in your heart. It's cool. Reporter: The soundflowers' EP, unfiltered docu-series featuring Paris chronicling her ex-electric tick folk music and supported along the way by those closest to her like her brother prince. The way we were raised me being the oldest I feel like I should be the one that's protecting the group. You lead with your vulnerability. Don't you? That's got to be challenging for you as a person. Yeah, it's -- I do wear my heart on my sleeve or so I've been told so people can usually tell when something is wrong. Reporter: The world first saw that vulnerability in 2009 when at age 11 Paris spoke these heartbreaking words at her father's memorial service. Ever since I was born daddy has been the best father you could ever imagine and I just wanted to say I love him. So much. Reporter: Years later at age 15 in the midst of more trying times, Paris would write the intensely personal "Geronimo." Little does she know the battle has just begun Reporter: Now a track from the EP. If you love someone to really feel romance to hold someone Reporter: What can you tell us about the young woman who wrote "Geronimo." Kids can be mean. Your body is going through changes. Your emotions are everywhere. Just all over the place. A lot of kids that age also suffer from depression and hard-corpsmenal illnesses. In your toughest times you've talked about some of the stuff you went through, depression, self-harm. What was you think the source of your pain? I think part of it was a good portion of it was just being that age and going through the trials and tribulations of a 15-year-old girl, also just trauma. Trauma is the seed to any kind of unhealthy coping skill that you choose. I remember when my sister first played "Geronimo" for me I can feel and hear the emotion and pain and hurt that went into the song and remember thinking this is the song that other people could relate to but needed to hear. What's it like to hear your brother say stuff like that. It's amazing. I don't want to get all emotional but he's everything to me. We see a clip early on in your docu-series where you tell your father you want to do something just like him. What do you want? I want to do what you do. What do I do? You dance and sing. What did he ever tell you about being a performer? No matter what it was we were interested in at one point, if I wanted to be an astronaut, he was like, do it. Do it. You know, educate yourself as much as possible and go with it. With every aspect of life. Why are you stronger now? What's helped you the most in terms of getting up and facing the day in a way maybe you couldn't years ago. Perspective in the biggest one but, you know, they say new levels, new devils. You get stronger, life will get a little harder. When you're on stage and performing one of your songs and see in somebody's eyes that you're connecting with them, what does that feel like? I have to look away because it brings me to tears sometimes. It's a good feeling. And her greatest hope she says is that listeners will be uplifted by her songs in the same way that the music of others has healed her during tough times. Whit. Chris, those siblings have been through so much. They opened up to you in that interview. Thank you so much. We appreciate it. Watch new episodes of "Unfiltered" and the soundflowers' lp is out now. How to negotiate the cost of your college tuition and up
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