Michael Jackson’s son Prince graduates with honors from Loyola Marymount University
Michael Joseph Jackson Jr., a.k.a. Prince Jackson of father Michael fame, has graduated from Loyola Marymount University with honors.
“I am proud of my degree as I believe it is a testament to my dedication and discipline,” the 22-year-old wrote on Instagram to caption photos alongside family.
He graduated Cum Laude in the school of business with a focus on entrepreneurship, he said. He also let it be known that he rode his motorcycle to the ceremony, noted the website Celebretainment.
Exuding gratitude, Jackson credited his older cousins Taryll and Taj Jackson, sons of the pop star’s older brother Tito Jackson, with helping him through the past 10 years after the untimely death of his father in 2009 at age 50.
He hat-tipped with “the biggest thanks” to his cousins, “who kept pushing me to graduate and finish up my degree when I wanted to quit.”
Also with him were younger siblings Paris, 21, and Prince Michael Jackson II, 17, known as Blanket, according to USA Today. Paris, too, posted an Instagram story with a photo of herself and her robed brother saying, “I’m so proud.”
Jackson Jr. is the pop icon’s son with ex-wife Debbie Rowe, who was not mentioned.
Loyola is a Jesuit school, which Prince Jackson credited with educating “the whole person.” The scheduled commencement speaker was NBA legend, bestselling author and activist Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, according to Loyola’s website.