All roads lead to September 7th for Janet Jackson.
As has been widely reported, the 51-year-old pop icon has spent the time since postponing her ‘Unbreakable’ tour not only tending to son Eissa (now 8 months old), but also reminding everybody that she is the still the reigning Queen of “snap back.” Even fully clothed and covered, fans’ jaws dropped when they saw glimpses of the (once again) svelte singer behind the scenes recently at Kendrick Lamar‘s concert.
The rapid weight loss, according to her creative director, Gil Duldulao, is just the first of many surprises fans can expect on the trek – revamped as the ‘State of the World’ tour. Details on the new choreography, staging, costumes, and more await inside:
Taking to our friends at Entertainment Tonight, Duldulao stated:
“Despite how life has changed for her… if anything, she is even more dedicated and more focused for some reason,” Duldulao explains. “That’s just the professional she is. If she loves what she does — and she loves being onstage — the work ethic doesn’t change.”
Dishing on the singer’s jaw-dropping 65-pound weight loss, Gil stated:
“She is dedicated,” he reveals. “I mean, she is really strict with her diet.”
“Honestly, I told her — I was like, ‘You’re skinny. You’re really thin,'” he gushes. “So, if anything, I think we’re going to have to have some seamstresses on hand to bring [the costumes] in more. Because she’s losing weight every day. I’m telling her, ‘Girl, you’re skinny. Are you sure [you don’t want to wear this]?'”
When quizzed on if the SOTW tour will just be a redo of everything fans who attended the ‘Unbreakable’ world tour had already seen, the creative director replied:
“The fans clearly will get a show. It’s not going to be the Unbreakable show. No, they’re going to get the State of the World Tour show.”
The 56-city tour officially kicks off Sept. 7 in Lafayette, Louisiana.