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Janet Jackson Covers InStyle / Talks Motherhood At 50, Father’s Passing, Michael Jackson, & More

Published: Wednesday 5th Sep 2018 by Sam

Cop a gander of Janet Jackson!

The superstar songstress aptly flashes her mega-watt smile a-front of the October InStyle Magazine – which also dubs as its Beauty Issue.

Continuing her renewed embrace of the media, Ms. Jackson pairs her striking feature spread (lensed by Robbie Fimmano) with an insightful interview with Laura Brown.

During their frank chat, the performer opened up about being a mom to baby Eissa in her 50s, the passing of father Joe, body image, Michael Jackson, much more.

Peep pics and interview excepts…

LB: And in the middle of preparations, you lost your father, Joe. I’m so sorry.

JJ: It’s very tough. But it was also difficult coming back because I was very much behind [with] rehearsals.

LB: When your parent is not well, it’s strange to go into this vacuum and then back into the world.

JJ: I didn’t know if I wanted to cancel the tour. But I think my father would’ve wanted me to continue.

LB: Did you spend some time with him before he passed?

JJ: I for sure had some time. He is in a better place. I’ve said this before, but you’ll never forget [the pain]. The hurt is always there, but you learn how to move forward.

LB: Was he lucid? Were you able to talk?

JJ: By the time I got there, not as much, but he still communicated.

LB: You had a child at 50! That’s unbelievable — it says a lot about what your body can handle.

JJ: I give it up to Paulette. She’s incredible. And she never made me feel like I have to deprive myself of anything. She would say, “What do you like? OK, I’m going to put that in. What do you enjoy? OK, I’m going to put that in.”

LB: Did you and Michael ever talk about self-image?

JJ: I remember growing up and being in this business was always this important thing. Because it was the thing. And you had to be a certain size, you had to be thin to be an entertainer. Stupid crap like that. That’s just this business I’m in. I think it’s changed, thank God. People are more accepting of others. Which is the way it should’ve been from the jump. That can really mess with you.

LB: What were you insecure about before that you are more secure about now?

JJ: I would have to say my body. A lot of it has to do with experience, getting older. Understanding, realizing that there isn’t just one thing that is considered beautiful. Beautiful comes in all shapes, sizes, and colors.

LB: When do you feel most beautiful?

JJ: I feel like I’m being corny here, but it’s just the honest truth: I feel most beautiful when I’m with my son, because of the gift that God has given me and that he allowed me to do so at that age. My baby is so sweet and so healthy, so happy and so full of love.

LB: When was the first time you felt sexy?

JJ: I would say not until I was well into my 30s. I got out of a funky relationship and finally got back to me. I went to therapy, which was all about finding that thing you like about yourself. The realization that, you know what, you’re not so bad after all. I’m not saying you’re great or you’re the best, but it’s not as bad as you were made to feel that it was.

 

LB: Where do you want to be when you’re 80?

JJ: I’d love to be a grandma. I’d love to, hopefully, still inspire people with my work, whatever it is. And more than anything, I know I’m going to be helping people and inspire others to do the same. I feel that is what I was put on this earth to do. I want to help women who are abused and suffering from being in relationships where men have them gagged, have their hands tied. No woman should go through that.

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Gorgeous shoot, great interview!

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  1. ??? September 5, 2018

    QUEEN OF THE SLAY. YOUR FAVES FAVE.

  2. pat September 5, 2018

    30 years later and she’s slaying and all they can talk about. Queen of entertainment period!

  3. Jasmine Da Bi Asian NOT Trashmine or TROLLmine🙋🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️B September 5, 2018

    Gorrrgeous queen!

  4. China September 5, 2018

    She is booking Stages all over the world. She is booking Covers at 50. She is booking Interviews with every Radio Station. She is our Legend. Our Icon.

    • Jhud productions September 5, 2018

      D a m n but cant seem to book the vogue magazine cover

  5. IG @mixedboy September 5, 2018

    WOW Janet just beautiful ❤️

  6. Selah September 5, 2018

    Beautiful. She’s been everywhere lately. I’m glad she’s finally opening up. She’s been so reclusive for the past decade or so..

  7. 4U2SEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! September 5, 2018

    ICON of Slayage.

  8. Jhud productions September 5, 2018

    Janet was the 80’S industry s l u t…

    Billie d William’s
    Berry Gordy
    Easy-E
    Ice cube
    James debarge
    Renee
    Tupac
    Johnny gill
    Eddie Murphy
    Justin Timberlake
    Mathews mcenery
    Most definitely
    Jermaine dupre
    Sammy Davis jr
    Elvis Presley
    That p u s s y got miles on it hunny

  9. Killthebhiveasap September 5, 2018

    Queen! Just beautiful

  10. Keith September 5, 2018

    Im never crazy about her interviews but these photos are EVERYTHING!!!!!!

  11. StarXavi September 5, 2018

    love her!!

    • Jeans September 5, 2018

      SA-LAYING-UH!

  12. i hate whyte and blacck bitchess they not ish September 5, 2018

    yeah …daddy will be remembered for being a child abuser, thanks to you and mike….yall are some un-grateful muths fucksa….mike made fun of daddy for years, comedians made fun of joe while janet and mike sat and said nothing…..his legacy is fcked ….he is the creator not micheal

    • i hate whyte and blacck bitchess they not ish September 5, 2018

      mj never said my daddy taught me how to dance.
      janet never said my daddy ,,..taught me..un-grateful mutha fucka

    • Rasputia Lattimore September 5, 2018

      You are on Joe Jackson’s nuts so much you should go grave digging and slurp on them before the worms finish eating him up. Joe Jackson did not make Janet or MJ pop stars. MJ was not even apart of the original Jackson group. His dancing and singing caught the attention of Katherine Jackson who brought it to Joe’s attention. Under Joe’s leadership, MJ only got to Motown Records as an RnB group member of the Jacksons (Jermaine and MJ were both lead singers on the songs). Similarly, Joe got Janet to A&M Records and after to flop albums Janet decided to get new management and work with her own producers to become a pop star with the Control album. Stop writing this garbage about Joe Jackson. He indeed beat MJ so MJ had every right to speak on it. Janet said she was only beaten once so she has every right to speak on it. Do you think it is right to beat your children and force them to work as little children. The only ones who escaped Joe’s wrath were the untalented older children who he did not see much value in exept giving him grandchildren and piggybacking off of MJ’s talent. Joe did NOT teach MJ how to dance so stop writing lies. What Joe taught his children was the ins and outs of the music business and when I saw Janet at Essence Festival she proudly spoke on the real talents and lessons her father taught her…hard work, dedication, self-motivation, strive, and drive. Focus on that and stop being petty and hung up on his nuts. No one is going to ignore that he abused his children. Socially, they all ended up with issues, except the older children and even the older ones have issues (multiple divorces and finance problems). Joe deprived those kids of an education and a child hood and that certainly is another form of abuse. From now on STFU until you have watched ALL the interviews on youtube from different Jackson kids speaking on their parents. After you watch all the interviews you won’t keep making a fool of yourself writing stupid ass comments.

  13. I HATE WHYYTE N BLACCK BITCHEZZZZ both not ish September 5, 2018

    Enough of the close ups, you are. 50. She is still s*** but b.itch. ..nomore close up pics

  14. Boytoy1814 September 6, 2018

    Janet stay EATING the camera lens!!!! #StillInControl #Goddess

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