MJ’s kids have a chance to be normal, says Lionel Richie

Updated: Aug 30, 2010, 18:46 PM IST

London: Michael Jackson’s children have a better chance at living normal lives after their father’s death, said the King of Pop’s close friend, Lionel Richie.

The Thriller hitmaker`s three kids - Prince, 13, Paris, 12, and eight-year-old Blanket - were placed in the custody of their grandmother Katherine after the ‘Thriller’ hitmaker passed away last year.

Jackson was determined to keep his children out of the public eye, but Katherine decided they would be better off at public school.

"I will be there for his children... I think they have a better chance now. I think they have a better opportunity to live a normal life. You know it`s hard to be Michael Jackson`s kids because you`re out and it`s you with Michael Jackson and he was larger than life," a news daily quoted Richie as telling the Sun.

ANI