Janet Jackson will be receiving the documentary treatment in honor of the 20th anniversary of her iconic debut album.
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Janet Jackson is the latest icon to tell the story of her life and career in documentary-style. The singer executive produced the two-part, four-hour special that will live on A&E and Lifetime at the same damn time.
The project, tentatively titled Janet, will give “unprecedented access” to the singer as well as rare home videos to offer “an intimate, honest and unfiltered look at her untold story,” per the official release.
The release also states that fans will see “Janet as her family is going through another extremely difficult time, mourning the loss of her father Joseph, the pivotal figure in the Jackson dynasty. The documentary details Janet’s return to the world stage following a sudden break from music. Speaking like never before, Janet also discusses everything including her Super Bowl appearance with Justin Timberlake in 2004, the death of her brother Michael and becoming a mother later in life. And with her own romantic relationship having broken down, she starts to look back at her own life and reflect on her fight to the top.”
Janet Jackson has been in the spotlight since she was a kid famously starring in Good Times, and being a member of the Jackson family. So there is so much to unpack that Janet needs two days to tell her story.
The 2004 Super Bowl incident resurfaced like it does every year for the sporting event and Justin Timberlake eventually issued Janet a 17-year old apology for not using his platform to defend her when she received most of the backlash for simply being a Black woman.
Jackson seemingly reacted to the situation but she’s clearly saving the tea for her documentary. Janet is slated to premiere in 2022. Will tune in?