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New Video: Janet Jackson – ‘Made For Now (ft. Daddy Yankee)’

Published: Thursday 16th Aug 2018 by Rashad

Pop icon Janet Jackson is back and this time she’s brought Daddy Yankee along for the ride.

Calling on the singer/rapper for her new single ‘Made For Now,’ the Harmony Samuels-produced tune is believed to the be the first of a line of gems found aboard the follow-up to Jackson’s 2015 chart-topping album, ‘Unbreakable.’

Tapping veteran music video director Dave Meyers to help its accompanying clip, the Afro-inspired song now comes to life in a colorful clip that accents its feelgood nature in ways fans will undoubtedly be most pleased with. Well worth the wait if you ask us, look inside for the heavily teased visual’s finished product:

Giving all sorts of “Escapade 2018” vibes, we love it!

 

 

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  1. you doing 22much August 16, 2018

    C’mon dance break…

    • 👧 + ✈ = 💀 August 17, 2018

      The song is complete trash! The video though is beautiful.

    • China August 17, 2018

      She giving a little “when i think of you and a lil Escapade”…..Ok Mrs. Jackson. The most Iconic Female Black Entertainer in the WORLD along with Tina Turner. UNMATCHED on that Stage. UNMATCHED ON THAT STAGE by any WOMAN.

  2. WHO?SaidtheOWL August 16, 2018

    The QOE!!!!

  3. Tikey August 16, 2018

    Another African inspired song. Great to see artists taking influence from Africa.

  4. dee August 16, 2018

    It’s okay..Kinda redundant chorus with no lyrical content. The little dance break was refreshing.

    • Rasputia Latimore August 17, 2018

      I love it. Its not a twerk song but sure is a nice dance song. I wanted to see Janet dance more and I would have loved another verse rather than a long chorus.

  5. DeanD August 16, 2018

    I like! It’s giving me “Feel So Right” vibes which is one of my favorite non-singles. Love the video and dance break. Bring on the album!

  6. Beam Me Up Scotty August 16, 2018

    Janet looks great, but I’m not feeling the song.

    • Nicki scared August 17, 2018

      Like no one is feeling that clown you Stan for, so we totally get it. ✌🏽

      • WHO?SaidtheOWL August 17, 2018

        How u look? U mad cuz nobody stan for u lmao, not even your own family rejected h**

    • Beam Me Up Scotty August 17, 2018

      Good music is good music and this isn’t it.

  7. Meme August 16, 2018

    Absolutely gorgeous and captivating. This is the right balance we need from Janet. Upbeat and lively yet age appropriate.

    I just love when my opinion turns around because I was not feeling this song and video from the clip but I def fux with it.

  8. Bam August 16, 2018

    Love the video and dance break the song isn’t amazing sounds like something that’d be on the end of a movie that leads to the credits.

  9. Ok August 16, 2018

    The song is very repetitive, but love the song and what the video represents. Having daddy Yankee might seem out of place to some but imo he further brings in a connection to another sound not properly recognized or appreciated. Nice work 👏👏👏

  10. Lana Del Fan August 17, 2018

    Ok. I see u Janet. This was cute

  11. Indie August 17, 2018

    FANTASTIC!!!!! LEGANDARY!!! ICONIC!!!!! I’m In TEARS!!!

  12. AMm August 17, 2018

    Going straight to number 1. I love it

  13. Olusheyi August 17, 2018

    I love it

  14. xyz August 17, 2018

    Love the video. As for the song, am not feeling it, and I honestly feel sorry for it cause I love Janet. Buf, what is this? It is so redundant, has no verses and is just a 3 min long chorus…don’t feel the need to listen to it again to be honest

  15. Keith August 17, 2018

    Love the video!!!!!!!!! Also, love the Spotify “selfie” version. The song is what I expected it to be…

  16. Casual August 17, 2018

    At least it is a great up-tempo song. Love the video too. I wish they had not auto-tuned her voice. I feel like she was so close to doing a song that would be a hit and just missed it barely, but I hope I am wrong. I would love to see an artist with a more than 30-year discography hit the charts and Radio again.

    • Nicki scared August 17, 2018

      You’re definitely wrong.

  17. Ras August 17, 2018

    Omfg! Queen Empress Janet. You KILLED that. Song on point. Visuals on point. Hair on point. Moves oh my gosh you slayed that. 52 and dancing circles around these h***! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

    • Yes August 17, 2018

      How comes you didn’t say vocals on point? I know why… Cause she doesn’t have vocals. Lol.

      • WHO?SaidtheOWL August 17, 2018

        You dont either trick, lets see you chart anything besides your std chart at the clinic h**

  18. Yes August 17, 2018

    So much cringe. She’s too old for this.

    • The truth August 17, 2018

      You don’t know who Janet is shut up

      • Yes August 17, 2018

        Yes I do. But unfortunately this is awful. Not something she should try and do.. Cause this isn’t for her age group.

    • lanafan1 August 17, 2018

      You’re an idiot. There is nothing inappropriate about this video.

  19. Stoney-Brie August 17, 2018

    Im loving this video, made me love the song even more! such a positive message, Go on Miss Jackson!!!! #MadeforNow

  20. Jackx August 17, 2018

    It’s cute wish she wasn’t wearing so many layers and danced more

  21. Roc August 17, 2018

    Love the video, and she looks great!. I wish the dance break was longer. I really like the song, and her voice sounds the best it has in years. She’s not whispering and actually using her upper register again. It really did need another verse or hook or something tho. It’s very redundant. A bop. But a redundant bop.

  22. MusicLovah August 17, 2018

    Very strong Afrocentric images; the exaltation, the embracing and the promotion of the melanin skin did not go unnoticed.

  23. Roc August 17, 2018

    There is not one White person in the entire video lol

    • WHO?SaidtheOWL August 17, 2018

      It wasnt meant for Becky lmfao!

  24. Latinissima August 17, 2018

    I really missed more dance in the video cause the song isnt a big thing but its ok…

  25. Jeans August 17, 2018

    Great song!!!

  26. pat August 17, 2018

    Iconic vocals, avant garde visuals, choreo, smizing into the camera, universal message. Quintessential Janet and I’m eating it up.

  27. next bih August 17, 2018

    LOVE IT Janet. Needed more of HER dancing but its still a beautiful video and great song!

  28. ~The Arcade~ August 17, 2018

    FEEEEEEEELIN IT!!!! 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 COME THRU MS. JACKSON

    HARMONY SAMUELS DID HIS THING

  29. Clayne August 17, 2018

    I LOVE Janet and I’m hoping this pops off.. but it seems like it’s just one long chorus? Or is it just me? Lol.. daddy Yankee looking good as usual even w that hair 🙄

    • pat August 17, 2018

      and that’s part of the reason it’s gonna be a universal hit

  30. Evannnn August 17, 2018

    I cannot stand when people put an age limit on being a pop star or what is too young or what is too old like art is art and if she was feeling this, than we need to appreciate it for what it is and not look so damn deep into it…like we could have been sitting here without anything new from her!! I love me some janet and i love this song and video!!!

  31. AnonymousTruth August 17, 2018

    Am I watching an amended version ? Because I’m still out here tryna see this ‘dance break’ ……

    • AnonymousTruth August 17, 2018

      Anyways .. I love Janet , I love the charm she brings to everything , her smile is contagious. But this was very Britney-esque , meaning it left me craving that choreo … almost like Britney ‘dance break’ in ‘Pretty Girls’… like 3 seconds of nothing …
      And I know Janet still got moves , because she on tour putting it down , but a music video is where she should be going all out , you only gotta do it once and it’s done .
      The song seems like a long extended commercial , that a fan has looped in order to get a full song .

  32. JOHNVIDAL August 17, 2018

    DEfinitely what should have been her comeback 3 years ago. Now this is radio friendly, commercial and still quality. The look of the video amazing. And she still got some good moves. Love the last part. Visually she always soooo African. Another lane Beyonce is not the pioner at all lol

  33. eric August 17, 2018

    Video is well made and I’m glad the song works for some people, but I’m not a fan of simple repetition. The song is no more than a loop of a very uninteresting chorus, and Daddy Yankee is annoying. This is what happens to Janet’s music every time she steps away from Jimmy & Terry. Please let this be the one and only generic song from Harmony Samuels.

  34. madbrax August 20, 2018

    complete trash lol

  35. Bekind August 21, 2018

    Janet has a beautiful voice.which I’ve always liked because it’s soft, feminine and her skill to harmonize is flawless. Never liked loud screeching singers. Just my personal taste.

    Great song and video. She looks gorgeous.

    If people don’t like it why don’t they find something they do enjoy?
    Please leave us Janet fans alone to enjoy her new era.

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