Eve: Janet Jackson Helped Me After I Was Drugged At A Party

April 10, 2018  |  

CBS The Talk

The other day my fiancé and I were out dancing salsa. We were about to leave and I left a little bit of drink in my cup before I went to the restroom. When I returned, he reminded me that I hadn’t finished my drink. He hadn’t been standing next to the bar watching it, so I looked at him like he’d grown three heads.

Rule numero uno when you go out is to never ever leave your drink unattended and then partake of it again. There are too many sick and twisted people out here.

The dangers are real for all of us. If the #MeToo movement has shown us anything, it’s that the glitz and glamor of Hollywood won’t protect women from people who are willing to take advantage of someone else.

Yesterday, on “The Talk,” rapper Eve shared her story of someone spiking her drink at an industry after party.

And although the room was full of people she knew, it was Janet Jackson, who she had yet to formally meet, who came to her rescue.

“Years ago, I was at an after party for an award show. And there were lots of people that I knew there. It was all people that I was in the industry with. So, I was kind of walking around, putting my drink down, talking to people, coming back, picking my drink up.

And probably about an hour after the last time, I picked my drink up, I started feeling crazy. And not drunk. I knew immediately something was different. And it was weird because I was there but I wasn’t there.

I forget who I was with but whoever I was with, I tapped them on a shoulder and I said, ‘Something is wrong.’ And they said, ‘No you’re just drunk.’ And then I started hysterically crying. And they were like, ‘Ok, something’s up.’  I get put into a room and I’m crying and I’m like ‘Guys something’s wrong. Something’s wrong.’ And I hear this really soft voice that’s like, ‘It’s okay, it’s okay. I’ll take care of it.’

And I’m like snot crying, y’all. And I turn around and it’s Janet Jackson. And she’s like, ‘I got this. Don’t worry. Relax Calm down.’

And I am so ugly when I snot cry. And I was so embarrassed. And I was like, ‘I didn’t want to meet you like this.’ First time I had ever met her. I was so embarrassed. So ugly.”

You can watch a clip from the segment in the video below.

I wish they had taken a more serious tone when they ended this particular discussion; still, the message is clear. If you leave your drink unattended, it’s trash. Not only that, there’s a video circulating the internet where a young lady was holding her drink to the side, in a sea of people. As she was posing for a picture, a man walked by and quickly dropped something in her cup. If people are determined to be terrible human beings, then it becomes harder and harder to protect yourself but just be as aware as possible. Some people aren’t just there to enjoy the festivities.


Veronica Wells is the culture editor at MadameNoire.com. She is also the author of “Bettah Days” and the creator of the website NoSugarNoCreamMag. You can follow her on Facebook and on Instagram and Twitter @VDubShrug.

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