Wissam Breaks Silence On Janet Jackson Romance

Published: Wednesday 3rd Nov 2010 by Sam

Despite making many a public show of affection, Janet Jackson and billionaire businessman Wissam Al Mana have remained tight-lipped about the nature of their relationship. That us until now.

Middle Eastern Al Mana recently opened up to VMAN magazine about his and Jackson’s status, his business affairs, and more. Certainly an interesting read.

His comments after the jump…

Via Just Jared:

On his relationship with Janet Jackson:

“I don’t date Janet Jackson. She is my girlfriend; there is a difference. She is a very special and talented woman who never ceases to amaze me.”

On his busy work schedule:

“I head the retail division [of the Qatar-based family empire, Al Mana Group]. I oversee new developments and I’m constantly working on interesting projects, one of them in design. I’m also pursuing an art project, and i’m involved in several charities.”

On working with Giorgio Armani:

“Mr. Armani is down-to-earth, very kind, and someone I admire for creating one of the largest luxury brands in the world from scratch.”

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  1. Sarah November 3, 2010


    It won’t last so enjoy it while you can dude.

  2. UGh November 3, 2010


  3. royalkev November 3, 2010

    Nice, I like that he sounds like a man that knows what he wants! Janet deserves loves and I hope that he is that special one for her.

  4. True Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Blue November 3, 2010

    “I don’t date Janet Jackson. She is my girlfriend; there is a difference.”

    Um, call me stupid, but what is the difference? Is he saying this isn’t a fling, it’s the real deal and he’s in it for the long haul?

  5. Geronimo Deuces November 3, 2010

    Janet….. RUN
    this dude will go back to his own kind

  6. royalkev November 3, 2010

    @ True Blue, yes! That’s exactly what I took it to mean. You can casual date anyone, but he’s claiming her. It’s the opposite of Nelly and Ashanti.

  7. royalkev November 3, 2010

    *casually date…

  8. True Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Blue November 3, 2010

    ^^^ Aren’t Nelly and Ashanti still together, though?

  9. royalkev November 3, 2010

    They’re “friends”! … probably with benefits though!

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  11. Anthony November 3, 2010

    WORK OUT JANET!!!!……i want to be like her…..when my career starts to fade, i’ll just fine a BILLIONAIRE to trophy wife me!!…..don’t hate the player, hate the spoiled b***h that he buys stuff for!!…..GOOD LOOK JANET KEEP IT UP……AND DUDE IS S***!

  12. TheDimplePuppet November 3, 2010

    That’s right claim your African Queen. Janet’s millions can’t buy this dude. He is blunt what she means to him. So there you have it folks. Ms. Jackson will 4-Ever be the baddest to ever do it.

  13. BENJAMIN November 3, 2010

    Something about this relationship doesn’t stick to me, can’t quite put my finger on it though. His empire might eventually come in between, as well as her career, and it may clash. At least when she was with JD, though I didn’t quite like him either, they were in the same industry, and their relationship seemed more genuine. But I digress. We’ll see how this goes. Just felt like being opinionated for a minute.

  14. joyce November 3, 2010

    i wonder how much he paid jermaine’s wife in finder’s fees. his family is rich. doesn’t mean he’s rich. he’ll take what he can get and leave her suicidal. she’s a fool for leaving jermaine. she’ll go out like michael

  15. Janetisthehatermagnet November 3, 2010

    @Benjamin you’re a f****** idiot. We don’t know anything this relationship so there’s no need to feel “uneasy”. Why the f*** would his career and her’s clash? Are you stupid? The man is a billionaire and runs a business. She’s a performer. I don’t see how that would clash. If you knew anything about Janet and JD’s past relationship you would know they were so far apart because of his job and her’s. So if anything her last relationship had it’s ups and downs due to her and his career. TBH, there was nothing geniune about Janet and JD’s relationship. It was a hoax. This guy is already stepping forward and saying “Hey that’s my girlfriend” and he seems like a gentleman.

    @Sarah – Stupid troll lover, eat s*** and die slow.

  16. HE’S NOT RICH November 3, 2010


  17. Areyouserious November 3, 2010

    @He’s not rich

    Are you serious? This man is one of the richest men in Qatar. He’s worth billions. The last thing he needs is Janet’s money. Honey, he has that LONG money. He has ARAB money. Please, sit down with your foolishness.

  18. daboss8791 November 3, 2010

    Although there may be some cultural differences to consider, this is not a man who just comes from money…He seems to be down to earth and cosmopolitan. I wish her well!


  19. SparkD November 3, 2010

    This young man is proud to have Janet…lol

  20. Blue Kid November 3, 2010

    I like Janet, but you fans are too much, Janet eats p****, so give it a break already.
    They guy is from the middle east where woman are treated like furniture. Janet is the boss, but let stop with the fan s*** already.

    @ Geronimo Deuces, you are exactly right those type of men are only interested in their own woman, if Janet wasn’t Ms. Famous Jackson and had her own money, this guy wouldn’t have looked at her once. LOL!

    Janet, has never been able to pick a good man she likes the superficial type and she always end up getting used. I love Janet, but she needs to get a grip.

  21. friki November 3, 2010

    lets wait and see how long this will last!!! janet is all over saying she is not engaged…..

  22. Blue Kid November 3, 2010

    I wish Janet the best, but her man picking leave much to be desired. And why do he looks dirty all the time?

  23. Diane November 3, 2010

    So there.

  24. latin86 November 3, 2010

    get it janet !!!!!!!!!!
    he is a hottie

  25. Oggie November 3, 2010

    He reminds me very much of the love of Janets life Rene, he looks like him and he is classy and very artistic also very private, i think him and Janet are perfect for each other, JD was great he was fun but they were just to different in my opinion…

  26. Blue Kid November 3, 2010

    This guy looks nothing like Rene! Wow! Janet needs to be happy and live her life and stop fronting. Who goes from a frog to a grasshopper are should I say a leprechaun to a nephilim.

    I will be glad when this chick finds real happiness and love.

  27. Blue Kid November 3, 2010

    “I don’t date Janet Jackson. She is my girlfriend; there is a difference. She is a very special and talented woman who never ceases to amaze me.”

    For those who don’t know what a girlfriend is: Girlfriend (About this sound pronunciation (help·info)) is a term that can refer to either a female partner in a non-marital romantic relationship or a female non-romantic friend that is closer than other friends.[1]

    This term is often used loosely, and there is some debate over what exactly constitutes a girlfriend. In western society, it is generally agreed that “girlfriend” status begins when two people agree to date. Getting a girl to agree to such an arrangement is considered a milestone for young males, and is often seen as a sign of status, based on the perception of the girl amongst the male’s peers.

  28. Blue Kid November 3, 2010

    Go look up girlfriend and the meaning!

    Some here do not know what the meaning of words are.

  29. B November 3, 2010

    That’s right Wissam…claim your boo!!!

    Side note: I’m amazed at how many people can hate on something they know NOTHING about!!! Get a life!

  30. THEY HAVE NOTHING IN COMMON November 3, 2010

    people like people that are like THEMSELVES

    they share no religious background. being a muslim he probably despises IN SECRET every word about Jesus that comes from her lips.

    they share no cultural background.





  31. Blue Kid November 3, 2010


    Thank you well said, and truthfully at hat that.

  32. stay pressed November 3, 2010

    @THEY HAVE NOTHING IN COMMON, um, muslims DO believe in jesus dumb f-ck. Look at all these pressed coons. stay pressed apes!

  33. hatersgonhate November 3, 2010

    @Blue Kid

    You obviously have issues.

    This man is Arab, yes but he was raised in both Europe and America. He’s westernized and doesn’t have the traditional Arab man mentality.

    There’s a MAJOR difference between just dating and being girlfriend and boyfriend. Dating can be friendship or simply just hanging out to see how far it goes. Girlfriend/boyfriend means there’s a commitment and relationship there. That’s why he said “we’re not dating, she’s my girlfriend” to set the record straight since there was a lot of speculation.

    @They have nothing in common

    You know NOTHING about their relationship. Again, you know N-O-T-H-I-N-G. You don’t know if he follows the Islam religion. You don’t know what they have in common. You don’t know. Get a hold of yourself and STOP being jealous, negro! You’re so f****** stupid. You act like two people from different backgrounds can’t fall in love with one another. What a stupid mentality!!!

    Black people hardly purchased the albums she released except for her hardcore fans. Just look at her first two album sales compared to Control and Rhythm Nation. She sold over 140 million records because of white America, NOT black America. Hell, white America is the reason why the likes of Kanye West and Jay-Z sell as many albums as they do. Only an idiot would make the correlation that Janet should date within her race because of the support? You’re so f****** stupid. Please, go kill yourself.

  34. hatersgonhate November 3, 2010

    ROFLCOPTER at all the pressed darkies!

    Dissing Arabs because your black Goddess isn’t dating a BROKE, CHEATING n*****!

    Thank goodness she isn’t!

    Janet knows what’s good for her and that’s definitely NOT a STUPID, EGOCENTRIC, BEHIND ON TAXES and UNFAITHFUL black man.

    In fact I advise all black woman to date outside the race.

  35. mj November 3, 2010

    lol @ the arab dissing comments. coonery at its finest. there’s so much self hate with u black ppl, it’s sad. go eat some watermelon or cornbread or whatever else it is u do to pass the time. keep on shuckin’ and jivin’ negros. kluvyabye

  36. Rania November 3, 2010

    To the person with the title: THEY HAVE NOTHING IN COMMON, November 3, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    Get a grip! I am tired of reading such racist and negative comments- if Janet Jackson wants to be with an Arab guy, that ‘s really her business and if she prefers to place her wealth in the hands of non-African- Americans, again that is her business. As for calling her boyfriend ‘Ugly’, this is uncalled for; on the contractly, I think he is an undeniably attractive guy who comes across as a respectful, confident and open minded young man. For your information, this man does not need money from Janet Jackson as he comes from a wealthy family and by all accounts, has a steady job. As for them not sharing ‘no cultural background’ (to use your own incorrect grammar), that is really not your business either- it is between the two of them how they deal with this issue. I wish this couple much happiness and remember, love has nothing to do with skin color, culture, religion or nationality.

  37. mj November 3, 2010

    @rania don’t take any notice of ig’nant n*****, they ain’t know how to speaks proper like cuz they ain’t gots no edu-cay-shun. alls they know is how to do drive by shootings and appear on ‘cops’. of course they betta than arabs and muslims cuz they frum the hoood. Klassy!

  38. mj November 3, 2010

    btw even janets BROTHER didn’t want to be black!!! what does that tell u?!

  39. ced November 3, 2010

    OMG!!!!Hey guys I just received a call from Janet Jackson! She told me to tell you guys to GET A F****** LIFE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    that is all

  40. Rania November 3, 2010

    @ MJ

    Well, to let you know, I happen to be black myself- and I should add, a highly educated black British woman

  41. mj November 3, 2010

    oops, i’m sorry. i just get so pissed at these ppls comments here when it comes to janet and this guy and it becomes an arab/black thing that i took it too far. i’m genuinely sorry 🙂

  42. F*** RIHMODEL/SLAY FOR CISUS November 3, 2010




    (Spell Check on Skeletal)

  43. Blue Kid November 3, 2010


    LMAO! Now who’s a racist? MJ, that was really racist you just put all black people in the same category, how ignorant of you. You have know idea what my racist is, are anybodies for as that goes on this post. So all that name calling and going on just show how dumb you really are.

    We are entitled to our opinions, and my life revolves around me and saying what I want on the internet LOL. And I’m very happy doing so.

    The dude is gay, straight out flaming queen! Go figure, Janet is using him as a forest, she like’s p****. ROFL!

  44. Blue Kid November 4, 2010

    Yes, I do like Janet, but she does not pick good man for her self, not at all. And he is a ugly Arab.

  45. Blue Kid November 4, 2010

    @ hatersgonhate

    With out blacks Janet Jackson wouldn’t be s***, who made Janet Blacks and a black man.

    Wasn’t for Berry Gordy, where would Janet be?
    Wasn’t for Jermaine dupri, where would Janet be?
    Wasn’t for Tyler Perry, where would Janet be?

    For has buying her album, if these black men did not put her out there, it wouldn’t be any albums to buy or her being in a movie to see.

    What she said is that they have a cultural difference not a racial differences.

  46. Blue Kid November 4, 2010

    Them Arab people are not going to help her do s***!

  47. Blue Kid November 4, 2010

    I like Janet, but she needs to get a grip!

  48. Letthembehappy November 4, 2010

    A relationship is between a man and a women not a man and a women and the whole world. Who are we as people to judge them or the decisions they make. Janet and Wissam and way better than JD because jd cheated on janet and has been since they pratically got together. I feel that JD was only with janet for name sake and to show her off to everyone around him ( and I mean that in a negative way). Yes! Jd helped her and all but he was a cheater and was only looking for recognition…
    Wissam on the other hand is stating that he is not dating janet she is his girlfriend. He is standing up for her WISSAM DOES NOT NEED JANET’S MONEY…she seems in a good and happy space and we if we truely are her fans should respect that , not everyone is perfect and wissam looks like he is in if for the long hall. I love them together.

  49. hatersgonhate November 4, 2010

    @Blue Kid

    Are you serious?

    Berry Gordy didn’t do s*** for Janet nor for her career and JD DEFINITELY didn’t do s*** for Janet but lower status. All the s*** he did for her musically flopped and didn’t make a dent on the charts. Sure Tyler Perry featured Janet in three of his films but she would be just where she’s out without them.

    So do you hear how dumb you sound? You’re trying make a correlation between Janet’s overall successful to three black men that didn’t do s*** for her career-wise nor image-wise.

    Like I said already Janet has white America to thank for all her successes.

    and OOP there goes that “He’s/she’s gay” BS that coons ALWAYS love to throw – which is most likely due to deep seated issues with homosexuality within the black community but that’s for a different time) . Looks like you’re the one that needs to get a grip. Janet isn’t gay nor is this guy seeing as he was married once before.

    Um so what if there’s “cultural differences”? This wouldn’t be the first time Janet dated someone with “cultural differences”.

    You pathetic c*** trash! You need to look BEYOND color, religion and culture.

    @F*** Rihmodel/ Slay for Ci-error

    DEAD at this Ci-error stan being so irate that it has to come for successful WOMEN. Emphasis on WOMEN. Seeing as Ci-error is a conflicted tran who leeches on Kim Kardashian for relevancy yet that fails. Poor FAILED tran.

  50. youcansaywhateveryoulike November 4, 2010

    some of you are really stupid…did you guys even know that although they catergorize us by skin colour that they say that if you are not caucasian you are considered black?? don’t be ignorant about things, him being arab may mean nothing at all considering his background. who cares who she’s f******?? it isn’t jermaine’s broke ass so get over it

  51. youcansaywhateveryoulike November 4, 2010

    oh yea and please to the rest of you idiots, please do not equate a couple of people’s opinions make you sound like assholes by stereotyping all black people.

  52. AFRICAN-MUSLIM November 4, 2010


    “they share no religious background. being a muslim he probably despises IN SECRET every word about Jesus that comes from her lips”

    Excuse me?? What do you know about Islam and Muslims?
    Im muslim, and I probably love & respect Jesus more than you do. And as a muslim man he is permitted under Islam to marry a Christian woman, as Christians as well as Jews are “people of the book” (bible, torah) .
    So he could be planning a future with her that is permitted under his religion.

  53. Summer November 4, 2010

    if he’s qatari that means he’s muslim!! he’s not acting muslim though

    • qtr1 October 6, 2012

      lol .. he’s a muslim , and whats wrong with that?*Proud * 😉

  54. Letthembehappy November 5, 2010

    he said that he was born in quatar, was raised in Europe and educated in the US . Maybe he pratices his religion in private , maybe he wears regular clothes like us outside and his religious clothes in private, just like their relationship…who cares janet and wissam are happy . LEAVE THEM ALONE..MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS.:)

  55. qtr1 October 6, 2012

    well.. screw ppl how thinks he’s going to marry her just because she’s rich , dude!he’s qatari-i mean he’s rich – from the gulf .. duh .. actually for ur information’s Qatar is the most rich country in the whole world it then 🙂

  56. Steve November 7, 2012

    Money Talks………….

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