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Paris Jackson: I Was ‘Close to Tears’ Meeting Alice Cooper

Actress talks first records, concerts, plays “Egg Russian Roulette” on ‘Fallon’

Paris Jackson recalled an awe-inspiring meeting with Alice Cooper on The Tonight Show Monday, telling Jimmy Fallon the experience nearly left her in tears and confirming the iconic shock rocker is “total bae.”

Jackson, the daughter of Michael Jackson, met Cooper backstage at a Halloween concert last year and said, “I was telling him, ‘I love you so much, I’ve always listened to you, I grew up loving you’ and I was close to tears. I’m crying thinking about it — he’s amazing. So, I like really weirded him out, but he was really nice about it.”

Jackson also spoke about her first records — Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and The Lion King soundtrack — and first concerts: Michael Jackson’s Invincible tour and High School Musical Live (though, sadly, sans Zac Efron). Elsewhere, Jackson discussed her budding modeling and acting careers, and noted that while she does write music, it’s currently a hobby. Fallon nevertheless shared some of Jackson’s early lyrics, written out on an iPhone and mixed with her friends’ Wendy’s orders.

Jackson also joined Fallon for a tense game of “Egg Russian Roulette.” The pair nervously picked and smashed eggs against their foreheads, with eight of the 12 harmlessly hardboiled and the remaining four yolky and raw. Fallon and Jackson went through nearly the full dozen before The Tonight Show host broke a second raw egg over his head, leaving Jackson victorious. 


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