Janet Jackson Talks Glastonbury, Motherhood, & Brother Michael In Sunday Times Interview

Published: Sunday 23rd Jun 2019 by Sam

Janet Jackson is set to make a triumphant return to Europe next week when she graces the stage at Glastonbury 2019. 

Easily one of the biggest festivals in the world, the slot will see the Pop queen rock a capacity crowd of 200,000.

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Ahead of the appearance, Ms. Jackson posed it up for The Sunday Times Magazine and also gave a rare interview.

During the candid chat (which took place on-location at her Las Vegas residency ‘Metamorphosis’), she opened up about her performance, mothering her 2-year-old son Eissa, the legacy of her legendary brother Michael Jackson, and more.

Head below for pics and quotes…

On Playing Glastonbury:

“I’ve never been to Glastonbury,” she says. “Is it really always muddy? I’m excited. Hopefully they’ll like us.”

On The Legacy Of Brother Michael Jackson:

“It will continue. I love it when I see kids emulating him, when adults still listen to his music. It just lets you know the impact that my family has had on the world. I hope I’m not sounding arrogant in any way — I’m just stating what is. It’s really all God’s doing, and I’m just thankful for that.”

On Son Eissa & Motherhood:

“My friends call me Superwoman. God knows I’m not. But I think what they are seeing is the energy and that extra drive I’m getting from the inspiration of Eissa.

I’ve slowed down a great deal. I don’t rehearse as many hours as I used to because of being with my baby. My days have been cut in half so I can spend that time with him.

He comes to the rehearsals. He sings along. He loves being around the kids.”

On Overcoming Bullying:

“Well, it’s still kind of ongoing here for me, a little bit. You assume I would never go through things like that. It’s important to let people know, yeah, I have and there’s still some drama, some crap that you have to deal with. Sometimes you have to confront it head-on, and that’s not a comfortable space to be in.”

On Therapy:

“I know a lot of people who frown upon it. But try it. Not just once, not just twice, give it a moment. It’s never going to be an easy ride, but we’re going to get through this.”

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[Photo credit: The Sunday Times / Lorenzo Agius]

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  1. KingNefertari June 23, 2019

    Love QOE!

  2. Haterz Gon‘ Hate June 23, 2019

    It’s such an achievement to land Glasto, interesting to hear how motherhood has changed her approach to her craft – the record books are already written so anything she does now is all just in Addition – but hadn’t she already had Eissa on SOTW tour yet she snatched wigs with her choreo and energy?

    She never rushes new music – but we really need it – I get the organic approach in reminding the masses who bought her music that she can still deliver the hits live – but the Netflix documentary and lead singles need to drop before Q4!!! 🙏🏽😎❤️

    • Jay June 23, 2019

      Well .I’m starting think fans may not get new music until 2020..as there is no mention of new music per this exclusive interview

    • BIGGESTAALIYAHFAN June 23, 2019

      I’m thinking she’s going to wait til 2020 because if she releases an album I. The 2020’s she’ll be the first artist to have at least one album debut at #1 in 5 different decades. 80’s, 90’s, 00’s, 10’s and hopefullly 20’s. She’s being smart and calculated about it.

  3. truthteller June 23, 2019

    I’m glad she talked about Michael’s legacy, especially after the allegations in that documentary

  4. C June 23, 2019

    I LOVE HAAAAA (HER), and the way she conquers things. She has always been quiet, even though she blames it on shyness. I see a young woman, on her journey, like many of us striving, and MANY SO CALLED GREAT AND TRIPLE SO CALLED THREATS WILL NEVER, EVER, EVER MEASURE UP because JANET WAS ALWAYS GREAT, AND CAME FROM GREATNESS. MANY TRIED TO KNOCK HER DOWN BUT HAHAHAHA, THEY CAN’T BECAUSE GOD TAKES REVENGE ON OTHERS FOR HIS PEOPLE. CONGRATS JANET, ON IT ALL. YOUR FOREVER THE BEST THAT EVER DID THIS…..HAT OFF AND A CURTSY!

  5. C June 23, 2019

    We F***ing did it AGAIN, N AGAIN, N AGAIN, N AGAIN, N AGAIN!

  6. High Price June 23, 2019

    I just knew new music would be talked about but nonetheless i still love this woman! Can’t wait to see what she has in store because I know it’ll be big!

  7. Boytoy1814 June 23, 2019

    Wissam STILL bullying/intimidating Janet!😠 Ain’t that some b*******. Her son is her saving grace right about now. Stay strong Janet!!!❤

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