Prince Jackson, the eldest child of pop icon Michael Jackson, is apparently a little self-conscious about his dance moves.
The 20-year-old was just a preteen when the King of Pop died in 2009. But even though he was young, he had hoped to carry on his father’s legacy, according to Entertainment Tonight.Kevin Mazur/MJ Memorial/Getty Images
He said that he often feels embarrassed that he didn’t inherit his dad’s legendary talent. Prince said he’s even tried his father’s signature move, the Moonwalk, and failed. He told “This Morning”:
“I can’t sing, I can’t dance. I can’t do any of that. There’s no way I can even be a part of that. I’ve tried it [the Moonwalk] and it’s embarrassing, we can’t even talk about that.”
But Prince said that he’s trying to do right by his father’s memory in a different way — philanthropy.
The 20-year-old founded a charity organization called Heal LA, which was inspired by his father’s own philanthropic organization, Heal the World. He told “This Morning:”
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“We really structured it off of ‘Heal the World’ but on a smaller scale, to lead by example to say, ‘You don’t have to be a pop star or be very famous to make a difference.’ You can make a difference by going out and doing these things by yourself or with a group of friends in your own city.”
Prince said he now hopes to be a role model for the younger generation. The 20-year-old said:
“I choose to lead by example. I’m out there volunteering as much as I can and trying to help them spread the message that this should be done.”
According to Metro, Prince’s first appearance on U.K. television went over pretty well with audiences. Some Twitter users were left swooning over his looks while other cheered on his charity causes:
"I want to heal the world like my dad."
Prince Jackson on his first UK tv appearance. Very handsome ☺ pic.twitter.com/Zz59jz0NEo
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— Gabrielle (@GabBYELecTRIIK) September 4, 2017
I must say Prince Jackson is so much like his dad ! #ThisMorning
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Prince has also followed his passion for video production and founded his own company, King’s Son.
Even though the 20-year-old didn’t exactly inherit his father’s iconic moves, it looks like he’s forging a successful path that’s entirely his own.
You can watch Prince’s “This Morning” interview below: