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.
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.”
“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.”