Janet Jackson’s candid revelations of a crowded ‘life’ | English Film News


Actress and singer Janet Jackson made some startling revelations in her recently released documentary ‘Janet’, which aired on the Lifetime and A&E networks in the United States.

The documentary, which had been in the works for five years, talks about the many controversies that have clouded the singer’s life, reports ‘Variety’.

In the documentary, Jackson addresses the infamous 2004 Super Bowl, dubbed by the media “Nipplegate”, where during his mid-performance with Justin Timberlake of “Rock Your Body”, part of Jackson’s top came off.

After the Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show, which aired live on February 1, 2004, on the CBS television network, Janet was blacklisted from the industry under then-CEO Les Moonves. of CBS Corporation. radio broadcast, television promotion and sales figures. Jackson was publicly shamed and her career took a hit.

Jackson, according to ‘Variety,’ revealed in the documentary that she told Timberlake not to release a statement about the incident at the time.

In the documentary, while talking to her brother Randy, Jackson said, “We talked once. And he said, ‘I don’t know if I should come out and make a statement. And I said, “Look, I don’t want any drama for you. They’re directing all this at me.” So I said, ‘If I were you, I wouldn’t say anything.

Randy also revealed how glam rock icon David Bowie once gifted him and Michael Jackson with drug addiction, he said: “Michael and I are sitting in one of the other rooms away from the party. So Bowie comes in and he offered us some of what he does to get high.

We just looked at each other. We were like, ‘No.’ We didn’t know what it was, but it was like, ‘No, no thanks’.”

The documentary also sees a tearful Janet also breaking the silence over her secret child rumors, “At the time they said I had a child and I kept it a secret. When I was doing ‘Fame’, a lot of Les kids thought I was pregnant because I had gained weight and was taking birth control pills, so this rumor started circulating.”

She also opened up about how the sexual abuse allegations against her brother Michael also affected her. When Coca-Cola heard of the first allegations of sexual abuse against Michael by a 13-year-old boy, they decided to part ways with Janet, who was about to work with them.

Janet said, “When that came out, Coca-Cola said, ‘No, thanks’.” Although Janet says she knew her brother “would never do something like that”, she still felt “guilty by association”.

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