The 18-year-old girl blames Dr. Conrad Murray, who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in her father's death, for MJ's dependency on the anesthetic drug propofol that led to his death.
"Absolutely," she replies when asked if she believes her father was murdered, "Because it's obvious. All arrows point to that. It sounds like a total conspiracy theory and it sounds like bulls**t, but all real fans and everybody in the family knows it. It was a setup. It was bulls**t."
According to Paris, Michael "would drop hints about people being out to get him" prior to his death. She tells Rolling Stone, "And at some point he was like, 'They're gonna kill me one day.' "
Paris Jackson appears on our latest cover. Head to RollingStone.com to read the story in full. The 18-year-old candidly discusses Michael Jackson as a father and his private pain in her first in-depth interview. She also opens up about her battles with drug addiction, what childhood was like on Neverland Ranch and her bright future. Photograph by David LaChapelle
Paris says "a lot of people" wanted Michael's death and she wants revenge, or at least justice. "Of course," she says, "I definitely do, but it's a chess game. And I am trying to play the chess game the right way. And that's all I can say about that right now."
So, how Paris deals with her father's death, eight years later? "They always say, 'Time heals,' " she shares, "But it really doesn't. You just get used to it. I live life with the mentality of 'OK, I lost the only thing that has ever been important to me.' So going forward, anything bad that happens can't be nearly as bad as what happened before. So I can handle it." Michael still visits her in her dreams. "I feel him with me all the time," she adds.