After last night’s ABC interview between Robin Roberts and Janet Jackson, much of the media focus, naturally, has been on comments the 43-year-old singer made about her brother Michael. (He was “in denial” about his dependence on drugs. She tried to intervene because “that’s what you do when you love someone.”)
But—oh, right—Janet is actually an artist herself, lest we forget in MJ-obsessed 2009. Below is one of the more interesting clips from the interview, where songwriter-producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis—who Janet refers to as “my two dads”—discuss the pop star’s “inner turmoil.”
Dig the old footage of Paula Abdul staging choreography! And kudos to ABC for not glossing over the fact that Janet’s music career pretty much took a nosedive in recent years.
“You know what? You don’t care what people think,” says Jackson about her life and career now. “You do you. You do your thing. You have no time for mess, no time for drama.”
Incidentally, Janet’s Number Ones greatest hits collection was released this week.