Michael Jackson’s eldest son, Prince Jackson, was spotted for the first time since the death of his father’s dermatologist on Thursday. The teenager was joined by his cousin, T.J. Jackson, in Los Angeles. Prince appeared to be happy during the outing.

The 18-year-old wore a blue singlet paired with three-fourth shorts on the outing with his cousin. He also wore a baseball cap and accessorised with necklaces and bracelets. Prince completed his look with black sneakers and white socks.

He was recently engaged in a Twitter spat with a fan who trolled him over his father’s identity. The fan refused to believe that the “Man in the Mirror” singer was his real father. He asked Prince not to fake his identity.

Prince, who is close to his younger siblings Paris and Blanket, cryptically replied to the fan’s tweet.

The social media troll fuelled speculations that Michael Jackson was not his biological father, but was the person who had raised the teen. MJ’s dermatologist, Dr Arnold Klein, hinted before his death that he could be Prince Jackson’s father. The doctor, who died at the age of 70, had introduced Prince’s mother Debbie Rowe to the singer.

The dermatologist posted a picture of his younger self next to a photo of Prince on his social media account in 2013, fuelling speculations that he was Prince’s biological father, TMZ reports. He was known as the father of botox and had a close friendship with MJ.

The doctor’s list of clients included Elizabeth Taylor, Dolly Parton and Goldie Hawn. After Michael’s death in 2009, however, Klein was caught in allegations claiming that he may have led to the legendary pop star’s gradual decline. He was also investigated for allegedly prescribing the King of Pop a number of medications under multiple aliases, The Sun reports.

Since Michael Jackson’s death, Prince along with younger siblings Paris and Blanket have been raised by their paternal grandmother, Katherine Jackson, in California. TJ, who is the son of Tito Jackson, later became the co-guardian of Michael’s children.

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