Retro Rewind: MTV Ultrasound Goes Behind Janet Jackson’s ‘Velvet Rope’

Published: Saturday 7th Oct 2017 by David

Welcome to Retro Rewind, the TGJ original feature designed to celebrate TV and Film’s glorious past.

This week marks the 20th anniversary of the release of Janet Jackson‘s ‘Velvet Rope.’

Recognised for the impact it made on the star’s career and those of the artists who would follow in her footsteps years later, the album’s content gave Jackson many an opportunity to bare all on love, life and growth through conversations with some of her favourite platforms.

One of these, of course, was MTV.

Today, we make our way back to ’97 to revisit her time with MTV Ultrasound.

Are you coming with us? Sweet, hop in.



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  1. Stephy October 7, 2017

    Brilliant era. Along with Rhythm Nation & Janet. Those 3 albums are perfect from beginning to end.

  2. RoyalKev October 7, 2017

    Wow, it’s the 20th anniversary of the mighty TVR era! I’m totally flabbergasted! TVR tour was my first Janet concert that I ever went to and it was everything! … and Janet still is to me today! Her music catalog is incredible! Her performances are iconic and her eras weren’t rushed, but well thought out and the most evolved! The bish slays! Wonderful watching this footage btw!

  3. truthteller October 7, 2017

    My favourite Janet album. So many good songs and it sounds like a complete album and not just a bunch of singles and filler. Even the Rod Stewart cover isn’t that bad

  4. Jeans October 7, 2017

    Magnificent album from beginning to end. Such an iconic album. Perfect and ahead of its time! Empty is my favorite from the album.

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  6. China October 7, 2017

    THIS TOUR. This CD. Pure brilliance

  7. Jasmine October 7, 2017

    Iconic album drfinitely. Yhis one is my favorite.

  8. G7Pat October 7, 2017

    Homophobia, domestic viplence, self esteem…. janet touched on more topics this album than most of your favs have their whole career…

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