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— Janet Jackson (@JanetJackson) May 16, 2015
And just like that, Ms. Jackson is finally back.
The legendary singer announced some major news early Saturday morning/late Friday night. Jackson tweeted a video of the inside of a studio, with her voice in the background. We hear her say, “I promised you’d hear it from my lips, and now you will,” she says in the narration. “This year: new music, new world tour, a new movement.”
Yes, you read that correctly. Janet officially confirmed she will release new music this year! Let the church say AMEN. We’re so ready to see what her new movement and world tour will look like. Janet was and still is one of the greatest icons of our time. Welcome back Janet!
It’s the job of artists to entertain us, but these stars took things to the next level. The 10 artists included on this list have done everything: offering their fans lap dances, letting them cop a feel, and even kissing them in front of thousands of people. That’s one hell of a way to say thank you for the support! We don’t know how eager we would be to get so close to these stars, but if the fans like it, then I guess we love it…
If you didn’t know, Ms. Jackson does this. The Velvet Rope Tour anyone? Janet Jackson has been seducing her male fans and making their fantasies come true for years. The music legend doesn’t see anything wrong with a little bump and grind with her fans, and sometimes, as she did in this video, she sticks her tongue in their mouths…
Do you have a childhood nickname given to you by close family and friends? Sometimes such names are embraced, sometimes they’re loathed, sometimes they’re super random, and other times, they are used to describe you, or the way you look. The following stars on this list all are known by those close to them as something very interesting, and after doing some digging, I thought it would be fun to share some of those monikers with you.
Before he was 2 Chainz, the “I’m Different” rapper was seriously out here going by his childhood nickname: Tity Boi.
“I want to explain this—I wish I could put this on a billboard. Tity Boi is not derogatory towards women, I didn’t make it up, I didn’t get it from a titty-sucking contest or anything like that. The name Tity Boi actually came from my big mama, from me being spoiled and an only child—breastfed. My mama called me Tity Boi, my dad called me Tity Man, my hood called me Tit so when we was trying to rap I had been going by Tit my whole life, Tit, Tity, Tity Man —it’s just like a country nickname —term for being an only child.”
Last time we can actually recall seeing Janet Jackson out and about at an event, it was in May 2013 at amfAR’s 20th Annual Cinema Against Aids event in France.
If you’ll recall, Jackson married billionaire Wissam Al Mana in 2012, and despite reports that they tied the knot in lavish fashion, last year the couple issued a joint statement for the first time to let fans know that everything was small, and while there were gifts, they were given to children in need.
“Last year we were married in a quiet, private, and beautiful ceremony. Our wedding gifts to one another were contributions to our respective favourite children’s charities. We would appreciate that our privacy is respected and that we are allowed this time for celebration and joy.”
From there, the couple were spotted partaking in “celebration and joy” on yachts and flying around the world, enjoying their new life together. Happily married, Jackson has been out of the public eye for a little while, but we were glad to see her back out this past weekend.
The beauty and her husband stepped out on Halloween night for the Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience (obviously in Dubai) and Jackson, looking a little different, was gorgeous while sporting a whip-worthy ponytail. Go, Janet! Now, if we could just get some new music sometime soon, that would be amazing…
Check out more pics of one of our favorites below!
Beyoncé Dresses Up As “Rhythm Nation” Janet Jackson; And Why Are Folks Dressing Up As Blue Ivy? [Pics]
Well, look who is in the Halloween spirit! After dressing up as an angel for last year’s Halloween festivities (and dressing Blue Ivy up as a bumblebee), Beyoncé decided to pay homage and have a little more fun with this year’s costume. Bey stepped out in full Janet Jackson Rhythm Nation mode–key earring, identical hat and vest, all black everything. She wore this cool ensemble to last night’s Powerhouse concert at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, which was held by Power 105 (home of the Breakfast Club). She watched husband, Jay Z, take the stage.
Jay hit the stage briefly to perform alongside Young Jeezy (they did their song, “Seen It All”) and also put on a costume of sorts. He showed off a Jason Voorhees mask, which he wore backwards for most of the night.
And can we mention that someone has decided to dress up as the couple’s daughter, Blue Ivy? And no, it’s not a child…
Celebrities (and everyday people) are already pulling out and putting on some very fun and kooky costumes, so it’s looking like it’s going to be a very interesting Halloween.
Stealth is important when it comes to most celeb weddings, unless you’re the #worldsmosttalkedaboutcouple and you want everyone to know about your grossly overpriced wedding. But aside from Kimye, these celebrity couples have gone to great measures to keep details of their nuptials a secret, doing everything from eloping in Vegas, to hiding away in the Bahamas.
Janet Jackson’s “Rhythm Nation 1814” is celebrating its 25th anniversary today. And MadameNoire compiled a list of secrets about the making of the legendary album, which balanced socially-conscious messages and relationship ills. As the follow up to her mainstream breakthrough, “Control,” this groundbreaking album continued Jackson’s journey of breaking down barriers for
Black female entertainers — including having the most popular tour by a debut artist ever, “The Rhythm Nation World Tour.” It was a turning point in Jackson’s career. She went from a pop star to a pop icon — comparable to her brother Michael Jackson and Madonna’s iconic status.
We bet you didn’t know the album was the most popular album of 1990, is the only album that had seven top five hits on Billboard Hot 100 and is the only album to have number one pop hits in three calendar years. “Miss You Much” peaked at number one in 1989; “Rhythm Nation” at number two in 1989; “Escapade” secured the number one spot in 1990; “Alright” peaked at number four in 1990; “Come Back to Me” was number two in 1990; “Black Cat” peaked at number one in 1990; and “Love Will Never Do (Without You)” clutched number one in early 1991.
Another day, another big accolade coming Beyoncé’s way.
According to Rolling Stone, ‘Yoncé will pick up this year’s Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. For those who don’t know, the award is something of a Lifetime Achievement Award for artists who have had an impact on MTV’s culture. It’s been given to directors (Hype Williams picked up one in 2006 for example) as well as musicians whose videos and work have transformed the way people watch music videos and watch MTV in general. Considering that her visual album from December was a huge success, I guess it makes sense that she would be the next artist to be honored. Justin Timberlake picked up the award last year and put on a pretty epic performance that included ‘N Sync reuniting, and a medley of all his solo hits. With that in mind, I’m sure Beyoncé will put on quite the show. Other Vanguard winners include Jackson of course (the award, once just the “Video Vanguard Award” was renamed after him in 1991), Janet Jackson, Madonna, Britney Spears, LL Cool J, David Bowie, The Rolling Stones and more.
On top of picking up that award, the singer is also the most nominated artist for this year’s awards ceremony. She is nominated for eight awards, including Video of the Year for “Drunk in Love” with her husband, Jay Z. This will be her first time at the show since she revealed to the world that she was pregnant with Blue Ivy back in 2011.
The show will take place on August 24, 9/8 c.
I’m going to let you in on a little secret… I’ve been harboring a deep desire to dance. Every since my aunt Annette made my sisters and I watch a VHS of all of Michael Jackson’s music videos up until “Smooth Criminal” when we were children, I have loved everything that is choreographed and put to music.
However, I’m a little shy to dance on a stage… in front of a crowd… with eyes watching me. So, I dance in private, while practicing these popular music videos with amazing choreography. And if I was a betting person, I would bet you have too (or at least marveled at them). Which videos you ask?
All around the country and across the world, millions of Muslims are observing Ramadan, the month-long fast of the Islamic faith that involves abstaining from food, liquids and even swearing from sundown until sunset. Did you know these celebrities observing the holiday too?
Like a lot of other inmates who learn about Islam while being incarcerated, “Iron” Mike Tyson converted behind bars. The heavyweight-boxing champ was serving prison time after he was found guilty of raping former beauty queen Desiree Washington. After serving his time, Tyson continued to practice his new faith. In 2010, he made the holy pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia and shared the experience with his followers on Twitter: “I just left the Holy City of Mecca where I was blessed to have been able to make Umrah…Inshallah (God willing), Allah will continue to bless me to stay on the straight path.”