Michael Jackson's Kids Grammys Speech: Prince & Paris Accept His Lifetime Achievement Award (VIDEO)

04/02/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

In their first public appearance since their father's memorial service, Michael Jackson's two oldest kids accepted his posthumous lifetime achievement award at the Grammys as their cousins choked back tears onstage.

"We're proud to be here to accept this award on behalf of our father, Michael Jackson," said Prince, trying to hold it together. "First we'd like to thank God for watching over us for these past seven months and our Grandma and Grandpa for their love and support. We'd also like to thank the fans. Our father loved you so much since you were always there for him."

"Daddy was supposed to be here. Daddy was gonna perform but he couldn't perform last year," said a teary Paris. "Thank you, we love you Daddy."

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