Don’t Tease Us: Janet Jackson Talks About The 20th Anniversary of “janet.” And Mentions New Music!

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I can still remember when the Control album came out and you’re telling me janet. is 20 years old?! Someone hand me a cane because I must be old as…anyway.

Janet Jackson spoke with Billboard about the 20th anniversary and where she was mentally during the creative process.  If you’re old enough to remember (don’t leave me hanging, I know some of you are), janet. hit a very high sexual peak.  Some of the songs we could only sing while our parents weren’t around or with headphones in our rooms…with the door closed. Yes, that was intentional on Janet’s part:

“I can’t believe it is already 20 years! I always write my music based on what is going on in my life at the time. I wanted to allow people in… I want my fans to really know me. The ‘janet’ album was sexual and I was beginning to really discover that side of me.”

Yes girl, don’t we know it! From the clear lyrics to the dance moves, Janet let us know what was on her mind and what she wanted to do about it. Producers Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis were geniuses in how they put it all together for her.

But what does she think about artists like Kendrick Lamar who’ve sampled her music and given their take on it?

“I have listened to the music that is out there and I love Kendrick’s “Poetic Justice.” There are artists, true performers that have come before me who have been a big inspiration to me. I hope I do the same for others.”

Oh and about that new music? It wasn’t much but Janet gave just a glimmer of hope:

“I am working on a new project now. We are creating the concept and initial thoughts on the music.”

Don’t be mad at me, fans – I told you it wasn’t much! But if you still get excited about the idea of a new Janet Jackson album, it sounds like you have something to look forward to!

Did you own the janet. album? If so, what was your favorite song? Would you buy a new Janet Jackson album or do you think her time has passed?

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