Michael Jackson‘s eldest son, Prince Michael Jackson, earned his bachelor’s degree last week from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.
His cousin, TJ Jackson, the youngest son of Tito Jackson, boasted about the achievement after the ceremony.
“Prince, it’s been a long road but you did it,” TJ captioned an Instagram photo with the ecstatic grad in cap and gown. “Keep learning, keep growing and keep giving back! I’m so so proud of you. I love you. 📚 🎉 🍾 #graduation#congrats#proudcousin.”
On May 12, the day after the commencement, Prince shared the news on his own Instagram account with a series of photos, including one with his grandmother Katherine Jackson.
“Yesterday I graduated from @loyolamarymount Cum Laude in the school of business with a focus on entrepreneurship,” he wrote. “I wish I could thank everyone that helped me make it to the end but I can’t and unfortunately they’re not all pictured here. But the biggest thanks goes to @tjjackson9 and his brothers @tarylljackson and @tajjackson who kept pushing me to graduate and finish up my degree when I wanted to quit.”
The son of the late pop icon concluded: “I am proud of my degree as I believe it is a testament to my dedication and discipline. I’m thankful for LMUs education…the implementation of Jesuit values because I believe they inspire graduates like me to continue to change the world for the better.”