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What Michael Jackson Told His Nephew About Fame

Season 4 Episode 418
Aired on 04/29/2017 | CC tv-pg
Growing up as a member of the Jackson family wasn't easy for Taryll Jackson, who often saw both the blessings and the struggles that came with the famous name. Before his uncle Michael died in 2009, Taryll says he actually had a phone conversation with the global pop star that made him even more wary of the hardships and pressures of being a household name.

"He just reminded me to stop and look around and appreciate what's going on around because 'up here' is crazy. And sometimes it's better 'down there,'" Taryll says. "That, I think, changed things a little bit for me."

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