"This is my story" - Janet Jackson reveals documentary

"This is my story" - Janet Jackson reveals documentary

The legendary singer and performer Janet Jackson has revealed the first teaser for her two-night documentary, 'Janet', which premieres in January 2022.

Janet Jackson
Instagram/ Janet Jackson

On Monday, the legendary singer and performer Janet Jackson released the teaser of her upcoming documentary, 'Janet'.

"This is my story, told by me, not through someone else's eyes," Jackson says in the clip. "This is the truth. Take it or leave it, love it or hate it: This is me."

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Fellow friends and celebrities such as Paula Abdul, Missy Elliot, and Mariah Carey are also shown in the teaser, talking about the connection they have to the iconic star while speaking on her career. 

"This is what a superstar looks like," Missy Elliot started off by saying. 

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“She’s an empowered woman,” said Carey. “She is a force to be reckoned with,” added Abdul. 

Sung underneath it all is Jackson’s 1986 hit 'Control,' which speaks to how she had been saying yes to everyone in her life when she was younger. “But that was long ago,” the lyrics state. Jackson’s first album, titled 'Janet Jackson,' was released in 1982 when she was 16. 

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Over five years in the making, the four-hour documentary follows Jackson as her family is going through the loss of their father, Joseph, who passed away in 2018, and their brother, Michael, who passed away in 2009. 

The film also shows footage of some of the star’s biggest moments, including her 2004 Super Bowl appearance with Justin Timberlake, which sparked controversy. 

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During the performance, Timberlake exposed Janet Jackson's breast to the world, igniting a firestorm of controversy. Did he do it on purpose?

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Image Credit: Instagram/ Janet Jackson

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