Michael Jackson’s son Prince, 22, celebrates his graduation from LA’s Loyola Marymount University with cousin TJ Jackson
Prince Jackson is a graduate.
The son of Michael Jackson, 22, wrapped up his stint Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles on Saturday, and was hailed by his cousin TJ Jackson for the milestone.
‘Prince, it’s been a long road but you did it,’ TJ said in a tweet in which he and Prince posed together. ‘Keep learning, keep growing and keep giving back! So so proud of you. I love you. #graduation #congrats #proudcousin.’
Graduation day: Prince Jackson, 22, wrapped up his stint at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles on Saturday as he graduated. He was pictured with a friend at the ceremony
The Encino, California native was clad in a blue cap and gown on the big day, as he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration.
Prince first enrolled in the college in 2015 following his graduation from the Buckley School, where Kim Kardashian previously was a student.
In a series of Instagram Stories clips, Prince sat in the crowd with friends, showed off his class ring and noted that it was hot day on the Sunken Garden at the Southern California campus, which sits by the Marina Del Rey area.
Prince, who’s older brother to younger sister Paris, 21, and Blanket, 17, later shared a clip after he removed his cap and gown and had his motorcycle humming as he prepared to depart.
Proud: The new grad posed with his cousin TJ on the joyous day
Four years later: Prince first enrolled in the college in 2015 following his graduation from the Buckley School
Relaxed: The business major took video of the outdoor proceedings at LMU
‘For those of you wondering – yes, I did ride my motorcycle to my gradation,’ said Prince, who was only 12-years-old when his famous father died June 25, 2009. (His birth mother, Debbie Rowe, gave up her rights to Prince and Paris in 2001.)
Prince also commemorated the occasion with an anecdote, as he explained how he mistakenly purchased a coffee mug three years ago that read, ‘Loyola Marymount University Alumni.’
‘I can finally take my first sip of coffee out of it and truly be a Loyola alum,’ he said before sipping out of it.
Happy faces: Prince and his friend beamed on the special day as they prepared to walk
Ring it in: The son of the Billie Jean artist shared a shot of his class ring
Born to be wild: Prince confirmed he had rode his motorcycle to the ceremony
Now it counts: Prince explained how he mistakenly purchased a coffee mug three years ago that read, ‘Loyola Marymount University Alumni’
Prince opened up to the Los Angeles Times in 2016 about his ambitions to enter his family’s business, music – but not necessarily as a performer.
‘Music is a big part of my life,’ he said. ‘It shaped who I am because of my family, but I’ve always wanted to go into production.’
‘My dad would ask me what I wanted to do and my answer was always producing and directing.’