The 19-year-old philanthropist on Monday was snapped in Universal City, California as he was slated to make an appearance on Extra TV at Universal Studios to spread awareness about Heal Los Angeles, a charity aimed at combating social plagues such as homelessness, hunger and child abuse.
Michael Jackson’s maturing oldest child looked dapper with a striped grey-and-black polo shirt, blue jeans and black sneakers with a wristwatch. The King of Pop’s heir rounded out his causal get-up with dark sunglasses
The California native, who sported a bit of facial hair on the outing, chatted with Extra host Mario Lopez, telling him that he’s enjoying his time attending Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, where he’s majoring in business.
‘I love it, I take very interesting classes, I take very challenging classes; there’re pros and cons to both, I think I’m learning a lot,’ said Prince.
Asked what song is his favorite from his father’s prolific catalog, Prince picked the classics Billy Jean, Thriller and You Are Not Alone. He added: ‘I have memories associated with songs.’
Prince, older brother to siblings Paris, 18, and Blanket, 14, told the TV show he’s focused on his charitable organization, which is a student-run effort out of LMU.
Prince told Mario Lopez that the organization – which is dedicated to, and named in the memory of the late Heal The World singer – is locally focused on helping quell the aforementioned issues in the Los Angeles area.
‘We call it Heal LA so we can start locally and hopefully spread it around,’ he said.
To me it wasn’t different: he was my dad and he was just like everybody else’s dad,’ Prince said.
Those remarks gel with comments Prince made earlier this month in an interview with the Los Angeles Times, as he said he was especially lucky to have his grandmother, Jackson family matriarch Katherine, and his cousin Frances Jackson in his life as motherly figures.
He added he considers his birth mother Debbie Rowe, who gave up her rights to the kids in 2001, ‘more of a friend.’
‘And that works for us,’ he said. ‘You could say my whole life has been unconventional. I really love that though, and it’s all I’ve ever known