As if there weren’t enough people weighing in on the drama drama going on in the Jackson family, Michael Jackson’s long time nanny, Grace Rwaramba, has decided to speak out too. In a RadarOnline exclusive, the former nanny says that the recent turmoil is the very thing MJ tried so hard to protect his little ones from while he was alive.
So who is the nanny in the know? And what does she have to say?
Rwaramba began working for Michael in 1997 and worked on and off with the family for the next decade, even after his sudden death in 2009.
In an exclusive statement, Grace says, “Everyone knows the tMichael went to great lengths to protect his children from the public eye. While the use of veils and masks was unconventional, it only highlights how important this issue was to him. He understood, probably better than anyone, that growing up as a public figure, especially in the entertainment industry can be a disaster…The recent drama surrounding Michael’s mother, Katherine, the ongoing custody issues and now the public dispute between Paris and Janet is exactly what Michael wanted to protect his children from. These matters have been further complicated by Gladys Knight and others recent and well intentioned comments about Paris. I have great respect and admiration for Mrs. Knight. And while I agree with the spirit of her comments, attacking Paris in public is not the answer.”
Rwaramba goes on to ask that the public be fair to Paris and “give her a chance to make and learn from her mistakes without demonizing her. She is a spirited, very expressive and dramatic young girl. The traits that made her the apple of her father’s eye are the same traits that she must learn to control as she matures into adulthood. Let’s be careful not to dim her spirit. It beaks my heart to think that Paris and her brothers could become the subject of endless criticism for simply being kids. Michael loved his children very much. He gave them tools that they will need to become good and decent individuals. I am confident that in time, Paris and her brothers will learn that their family loves and wants what’s best for them. Until then, please take her tweets with a grain of salt. No child should have 700,000 followers on Twitter or any other social media platform.”
I can’t say I disagree.