The 18-year-old opened up about her past demons, bringing everything from her father's tragic death to her struggles with addiction to light.
Her father's death when she was only 11 caused her to "grow up too fast" and fall into drugs and depression.
By 15, she had already attempted suicide.
In June 2013, Jackson tried to kill herself by slashing
her wrists and downing 20 Motrin pills.
"It was just self-hatred," she told Rolling Stone's Brian Hiatt. "Low self-esteem, thinking that I couldn't do anything right, not thinking I was worthy of living anymore." She says she attempted suicide several times, but only one incident went public.
Jackson was sent to a residential therapy program, where she dealt with her problems head-on and kicked her drug habit.
The trauma that she's never talked about until now is the sexual assault she suffered four years ago.
She describes her assailant as a much older stranger. "I don't wanna give too many details," she told Hiatt. "But it was not a good experience at all, and it was really hard for me, and, at the time, I didn't tell anybody."
On the topic of her father's death, she thinks he was murdered.
While she partially blames Dr. Conrad Murray (the physician who was convicted of manslaughter for Michael Jackson's death), Jackson has a more complex theory.
“He would drop hints about people being out to get him,” she recalled. “And at some point he was like, ‘They’re gonna kill me one day.' ... All arrows point to that. It sounds like a total conspiracy theory and it sounds like bullshit, but all real fans and everybody in the family knows it. It was a setup. It was bullshit.”
Her older brother Prince Micheal Jackson says Paris is just like her dad: she feels called to charitable causes like the Great Barrier Reef, and she shares his love of soul food. (Apparently the King of Pop made a mean fried chicken and passed down his recipe for sweet potato pie.)
And finally — out of her 50 tattoos, nine are dedicated to her dad.
Inked near her collarbone is "FAITH, TRUST AND PIXIE DUST," a nod to Michael, who liked to imagine himself as Peter Pan and his only daughter as Tinker Bell.
"He's brought me nothing but joy," she said. "So why not have constant reminders of joy?"
The magazine featuring Jackson's interview is out February 9, but you can also read it right here.