Prince Michael Jackson opens up about life after father's death

Michael Jackson's oldest son, Prince Michael, joins 'GMA' to talk about how he is carrying on his father's charitable legacy with Heal L.A. and his own production company. King's Son Productions.
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changes there. George and Amy, we start with our exclusive with prince Michael Jackson. It has been nearly eight years since he and his siblings lost their father and the world lost the king of pop. We are looking forward to talking to him just in a moment. First, here's a look back. He is by birth right one of the most famous children in the world, calling the king of pop dad. ??? Just beat it beat it ??? Reporter: Prince Michael and Paris and blanket growing up under the protective eye of their father. Keep him from crying you have to do one thing. What? I have to stand in front of him and dance. Really? Yes. And he stops crying. Reporter: Those precious family moments coming to an end for prince Michael and his siblings on June 25th, 2009. There are reports that the singer and pop culture icon Michael Jackson has died. Reporter: A childhood rocked. Millions watched as Michael's children honor their father at the 2010 grammys. We will continue to spread his message and help the world. Reporter: After their father's death, I had the opportunity to meet prince and his family. Fast forward six years and after that sheltered childhood at 20, prince Michael is coming into his own trying out acting. I don't know about you but I'm freaking out. ??? With the bad boys ??? Now stepping behind the camera as a producer. His foundation heal L.A. Helping the underserved in his community. A dream he shared with me when he was younger. What would you like to do, your work? I guess continue what our dad was doing like helping children from across the world. And he is doing just that, great to have prince Michael Jackson back with us. Boy, when I saw you this morning I was like, is that you? It's been a while. It has been. It has been. You're doing well. I know you prefer not to be in the spotlight but you do it so you can shine a light on those causes that mean so much to you. Yes, yes, exactly. I'm not a fan of having my private or personal life out there but I understand the importance of showing what I do and hopefully trying to inspire others to kind of continue spreading the good and helping the community. That's how you're following in your father's footsteps because that was important to him and talk about heal L.A. How did that come about. Well, heal L.A. Is a student organization that John Muto and I started earlier in my freshman jeer. It is inspired from heal the word. We primarily focus on child abuse, homelessness and hunger in Los Angeles area. Recently we have partnered with a charity called a sense of home which supports foster kids who have aged out of the system in a sort of preempt against homelessness because it's very hard to get on your feet once you've gotten out of the system. I'm glad you're doing that people forget about when they age out and it doesn't take that much to make sure that they're cared for once that time is up. Yeah, it's very -- excuse me. People don't understand how the little things can add up and really make a big difference in someone's life. So, I have a great team, John, the president, he's on it. He knows the little things that can make somebody's just eve everyday things that make someone's life better. You have king's son production. How did you come up with that name. I mean it's obvious because my father was the king of pop and king's son says a title is earn the but a name was given. I was born as prince and the name my dad had given to me you he earned the epithet king of pop and through years of hard work and training and what he worked so hard to get so it's a form of motivation, because I am -- my name is prince but for all intents and purposes I am the king's son and working to get my enepithet. That works well together. Your first video was put out for "Automatic" and learned your dad made videos look easy. They're not owe see. After doing "Automatic" I had done some research which I probably should have done before and found out his was one of the most expensive to make adjusted for inflation. I take a lot of my inspiration with the long form of storytelling in music videos because music is an art. It's a story, it's something that should come from your heart and having an accompanied visual can tell the story. I will not ask you -- what was your favorite song but you do have a favorite video, I hear. Yes, yes. Personally I love moon walker because I know it's kind of an easy way out because it's so many different videos into one but if I had to pick one specific it would be "Smooth criminal." I like "Man in the mirror". Very good one. They're all good. When did you first realize that your father was the king of pop? It did take us -- He was just dad to you. Awhile. Yes. Even after we realized he was king of pop even to this day I don't think it holds the same weight to us that it does to other people because he was our father, our dad, our daddy, whatever you want to call him, but the -- I guess when we realized it when we saw videos of him performing, we were out of the country at the time watching some videos of his performances and I've been used to seeing most females pass out when they see their artist and they get -- they get very emotional but what blew my mind when I saw these big muscle bound dudes fainting and having to be dragged out. So I was like okay, there's something else going on here. You know. Exactly. What would your father -- I mean you have your sister who has got her modeling career off and running. How would he help you and what would he say about your endeavors, his children's endeavors right now. I mean as we were growing up, my dad always said, I really don't care what you do in life as long as you're happy doing it and you're the best at what you do. If you want to be a janitor at a high school be the best janitor you can. He would be the supporting figure to me and my siblings and support us in all we try. Would he support that beard. I don't know. It kind of just grew out. We'll see what happens. It's wonderful -- I know a lot came your way in a short amount of time and the way you handled it, you are and your siblings, it's admirable and keeping an eye on you and thank you for checking in. Thank you tore having me out here. It's been fun. Love to you and your family. Thank you. Amy.

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