Janet Jackson covers the February issue of Allure magazine in regal style.
The legendary Pop queen lives up to her billing in the striking shoot, which arrives in support of her upcoming two-night documentary event.
And while the self-titled Lifetime special will see the superstar open up like never before, she did share insights into her perspective on everything from her journey, the aftermath of the Super Bowl, body positivity, and more.
Ahead of the doc’s January 28 premiere, head below for pics and quotes from Ms. Jackson’s stunning Allure spread…
On Her ‘Janet’ Album Ushering in a New Era of Female Body Positivity
“[That era was aboutt] embracing me and trying to learn to love me for me, my body, all of that. Trying to feel comfortable in embracing that. Throwing myself in the lion’s den. Just going for it, wanting to do something different.”. It was something very tough, very difficult. But I’m glad I walked through it. I’m really glad I got in. It was a way of accepting and loving, accepting yourself and your body.”
On Navigating the Aftermath of the Super Bowl Fiasco:
“What’s really important is going back to having that foundation. Not just family, but God. That’s what really pulled me through. It’s tough for me to talk about that time.”
On The Resonating Impact of Her Socially-Conscious Music:
“I feel like I’ve laid a little foundation for myself, so that if I ever choose to, I would be able to continue on that path,. Musically, what I’ve done, like doing ‘Rhythm Nation’ or doing ‘New Agenda’ or doing ‘Skin Game,’ creating those bodies of work with Jimmy and Terry, I feel like I’ve laid a certain foundation.”
I would hope that I’d be able to continue if I choose to. You know what I mean? But only time will tell.”
Excerpt on Maturing in the Spotlight:
“I’m very fortunate to have a very loyal and loving fan base. And I think they will always accept me for who I am,
“Everyone would always want to stay young and this and that, but it’s inevitable. I mean, we’re all going to get there.” For a woman who gave a generation of young girls an anthem about controlling one’s destiny, some things are beyond even her determined sway. So she’s thankful for those distinctive cheeks, the ones that she says she’s long been teased about, the ones that give her a perpetually impish face. One fan on Instagram, Jackson says, wondered if she’s been artificially plumping them up. She has not. She’s simply been taking the advice of her trainer, which was that being too thin can make your face gaunt. Not addressing any procedures she may have had in the past, but looking instead to the years ahead, Jackson says she will not overly fill, freeze or stretch her face, nor will she merely rely on good genes and luck. “There’s another road,” she says. “It’s a little bit of zhuzh.”
I don’t know when my day is coming, but at some point it’s going to come and I can choose which path I want to take. I do hope I age gracefully,” she says, because, of course, who doesn’t? “It’s either a little bit of zhuzh or gracefully.”
Just when we think Ms. Jackson is NOT working at all…LOL. Good for her.
I so love this queen. I hate that TPTB attempted to erase her legacy for years!!!
STUNNING!! The era has begun!
Still giving us new looks n not copying trends. Like The true artist she is. Hopefully this is first of many. Welcome back Queen
Yasss, Preach it!!!
What’s up with that lil Kim face on the cover lol
Some 14 year old boy obviously did not read the excerpt title: Excerpt on Maturing in the Spotlight.
Men can look run down and haggard at the same age as a female in this industry, and no one says a thing.
Woman in the entertainment industry have it tough. Geezz!
Janet looks amazing!
Love you janet
Lil’ Kim has Janet’s face
Stripper in da house 💅🏾 Da one & only y’all
Now this is a magazine issue worth going out to buy!
There’s only one Ms. Jackson.
My thoughts exactly and I haven’t went out and just looked for a magazine to purchase in years. I’m excited to go pick this one up. She’s just stunning and back at it 😍
OMG a shame I’m listening to Skin Game for the first time I had no idea
‘Skin Game’ is E-P-I-C💥💥💥💥💥♥️
Monigger could never do it…. !!!
Britney doesn’t even have a brain lmaooo bye b**** 💀
Girl…its obvious you had plastic surgery and fillers in your face… and nothings wrong about that
Them Jacksons and the continuous denying of their plastic surgery…
Love you janet always will
You mad huh?