This month’s Rolling Stone cover story features Paris Jackson, 18-year-old daughter of Michael Jackson. It’s a rare in-depth interview with the pop heiress, who’s active on social media but generally avoids formal press, and it doesn’t skip the difficult subjects: The effect Michael’s child sexual abuse case had on his children, his unexpected death in 2009, and the question of whether Paris is Michael’s biological child (she believes that she is).
Paris was 11 when her father died, and she takes a unique view on the circumstances: She blames doctor Conrad Murray, who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and spent two years in prison for his role in providing propofol, the surgical aesthetic that led to Michael’s death. But Paris also believes her father was murdered: “Absolutely,” she told the magazine. “Because it’s obvious. All arrows point to that. It sounds like a total conspiracy theory and it sounds like bullshit, but all real fans and everybody in the family knows it. It was a setup. It was bullshit.”
Who would have wanted to kill the King of Pop? “A lot of people,” according to Paris. “He would drop hints about people being out to get him. And at some point he was like, ‘They’re gonna kill me one day.'”
Other portions of the interview discuss Paris’s childhood at Neverland ranch—she only got to visit the zoo and theme park if she was behaving—and her current day-to-day life, which includes modeling work, living out of one of Michael’s former recording studios, getting a lot of tattoos, and spending time with boyfriend Michael Snoddy, 26. Read Rolling Stone‘s full piece here.