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Watch: Inside Janet Jackson’s Search For New Dancers

Published: Thursday 10th May 2018 by Sam


Pop legend Janet Jackson has quite the summer on her hands.

Indeed, as reported, she’s headlining several Stateside festivals and will be receiving the coveted Icon honor at the Billboard Music Awards 2018.

The 51-year-old made headlines when she announced that she was embarking on a search for new dancers to join “special projects.”

And now those projects are known, folk are being given a behind the scenes look at Jackson’s recruitment process.

Check it out below…

Via VICE:

All in all, loving how out and about Janet is being this go round. We hear that there’s a lot of exciting ish around the corner.

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  1. ??? May 10, 2018

    LEGEND OF LEGENDS.

    • Jasmine May 10, 2018

      Janet is a legendary artist and a legendary advocate for the LGBT community. However, I feel like her stage show would be better with more masculine male dancers and more sexier female dancers. . If she insists on using these feminine male twinks as back up dancers simply because they are low budget then she should dress them in all black and have them in the far background because currently they are very distracting and they steal some of her limelight with their queeny ways. I’m sure people (gay and straight) would rather see masculine male backup dancers rather than these twinks. I’ll use the following live performances of “If” as an example since that it a sensual dance song about a woman and a man:

      1993 If Tour Performance (with sexier female dancers and masculine men):

      • Jasmine May 10, 2018

        1998 or 1998 Velvet Rope Tour If Performance:

      • Jasmine May 10, 2018

        2002 or 2003 IF Tour Performance:

      • Jasmine May 10, 2018

        2008 Tour Performance of IF:

      • Jasmine May 10, 2018

        2011 Tour IF Performance (This is where the problem began with her dancers). The twink dancer looks too young and more feminine than Janet and it is affecting her overall stage appearance because the twink is distracting (check the youtube comments):

      • Jasmine May 10, 2018

        2017 The Problem continued. Check the Youtube comments. It is distracting when you are watching Janet perform and your eyes have to naturally drift to the background dancers because you are trying to figure out who is a man and who is a woman:

      • Jasmine May 11, 2018

        Solution: I think Janet should hire someone like Anthony Burrell. He has the experience and he has choreographed and danced for numerous artists like Beyonce and Mariah already. I feel like Janet is being cheap in hiring these dancers off the street instead of hiring dancers with professional industry reputations already. Janet is a legend and if she would just invest more in the tour it will pay off in the long run. I saw STOW and I loved every second of it but at the same time I remenisce about her higher budget tours like Velvet Rope and All For You which were better and more fitting for a legendary singer.

      • Ka May 11, 2018

        Honestly, it’s the Gil influence that started to change the look of the dancers. He has too much say in Janet’s image, Tina needs to come back!👼

  2. Boytoy1814 May 10, 2018

    Janet’s not playing around this new era

  3. Jasmine Da Bi Asian NOT Trashmine or TROLLmine🙋🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️ May 10, 2018

    THEE LEGEND. Come through, Damita Joe!

    • Loskii May 10, 2018

      It no e on Jo

      • Jasmine Da Bi Asian NOT Trashmine or TROLLmine🙋🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️ May 10, 2018

        Sorry this is an English website we don’t speak troll here

  4. pat May 10, 2018

    She’s coming for your fav’s wigs!

  5. Curt May 10, 2018

    Seeing that this is her third time touring in support of her 2015 album, some new music would be a great project to get into… Just a thought.

    • Jasmine Da Bi Asian NOT Trashmine or TROLLmine🙋🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️ May 10, 2018

      I agree

  6. Jacob May 10, 2018

    J h o going to demolish damita h o on the billboard awards

    • pat May 10, 2018

      her discography is as weak as ur shade

      • Jacob May 10, 2018

        I know janets discography waa good up until damita jo i dont know what happened after that

    • Jasmine Da Bi Asian NOT Trashmine or TROLLmine🙋🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️ May 10, 2018

      Nobody can see Janet on stage

      • Loskii May 10, 2018

        Nobody that’s why they all be at her shows taking notes!

    • pat May 10, 2018

      that one album alone slays jlos whole catalog tho

  7. John May 10, 2018

    I was hoping should would hopefully re-release Unbreakable Album with New extra tracks to accompany this Tour and give fans something fresh….🤞

    • Jacob May 10, 2018

      Well since she got cheap she would do that before giving yall a new album

      • Jasmine Da Bi Asian NOT Trashmine or TROLLmine🙋🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️ May 10, 2018

        Jacobs mad

      • Jasmine May 10, 2018

        Janet is not cheap. She is working on a new album. Why have a re-release of a 2015 album when she can do a new album?

  8. DanYiel Iman May 10, 2018

    Oh ok 👌🏽..

  9. kim May 10, 2018

    at least jennifer lopez sometimes sings live or use a pre-recorded live track in the other hand janet put the album version in her performances just like britney.
    jlo = performer
    janet = dancer

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