Spoton news | 27.01.2022, 14:47 janet jackson speaks out in her tv documentary. (hub/spot)
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Janet jackson made a TV documentary about her life. Here she settles accounts with her brother michael. She also clears up rumors of a secret baby.
Janet jackson (55) settles accounts and clears up rumors. In the multi-part documentary "janet," which premieres Friday on U.S. television, she talks, among other things, about the difficulties she had with her famous brother michael jackson (1958-2009) and about an alleged child..
Rumors of a secret child
In "janet," the 55-year-old addresses longstanding speculation that she and her first husband, james debarge, 58, had a secret child, according to people magazine. There have been claims that the "secret baby" was raised by her sister rebbie (71) or her brother jackie (70). "back then they said i had a child and i kept it a secret," says janet jackson. "i could never keep a child away from james. How to keep a child away from his father? I could never do that, it’s not right."
Then the singer told us what she has had to listen to over the years. there were rumors that her niece brandy was actually her daughter, and that she had given her "child" to her brother jackie. stevanna, daughter of her brother randy (60), has also been mistaken for her daughter because they look so much alike.
According to "people", Janet Jackson also hinted at how the rumors might have started. During the filming of the series "fame" in the early 80s, she started taking birth control pills, she said. As a result, she has gained weight. The multiple Grammy winner married james debarge in 1984, when she was 18 years old. Their one-year marriage was subsequently annulled. In the 90s, the singer was with rene elizondo jr. (59) married. in 2012, she said yes to businessman wissam al mana (47), and their son eissa was born in 2017. a few months later the couple announced the separation.
She has not given up her belief in love, the singer is said to reveal in the documentary. But she thinks "it’s harder to be in the public eye and look for love". She added: "a healthy relationship would be nice for me in the future."
Problems with brother michael
In the TV documentary, janet jackson also apparently talks about her former life in the shadow of her brother michael. "there were times when mike would tease me and call me names. pig, horse, bitch or cow," jackson said, according to the "new york post". "he laughed about it and I laughed too, but somewhere inside it hurt," she explained according to the statement. "when someone tells you that you are too heavy, it affects you."
When she was on camera for the family sitcom "good times" in the late 1970s, she said, she began to have self-doubts: "I did ‘good times,’ and that was the beginning of weight problems and the way I looked at myself." she is "an emotional eater", when stressed she finds comfort in food, she explained.
A short time later, the close bond with her brother michael is allegedly broken. The premiere of "thriller" in 1982 is said to be the moment she singled out in the TV documentary. "that’s when everything started to change," she said, as the "new york post" reports. "i remember really loving the ‘thriller’ album, but for the first time in my life, i felt like things were different between us, a change was happening."
"that was the point when mike and I started going our separate ways," janet jackson said. "he just wasn’t like that anymore ??Funny as ever."
Is it also about "nipplegate" in the documentary?
in the new documentary about janet jackson, justin timberlake (40) is also reported to be speaking out. their joint appearance 18 years ago in the super bowl halftime show had consequences for both musicians – for jackson, however, rather negative ones. Timberlake could talk about it now, as "page six" wants to have learned from production circles.
when jackson did the concert at the halftime show in 2004, she brought timberlake on stage as a surprise guest. The two ended the performance by "an accident" legendary: timberlake tore off part of jackson’s top and exposed her chest while singing the lyrics "I’ll have you naked by the end of this song". His solo career took off, but jackson’s suffered greatly from the incident..