The music icon and superstar is taking the reigns of 2022 like no other and is rocking her age with style, grace, and ease.
Janet Jackson recently sat down with Allure magazine to discuss her life and the release of her documentary, Janet, where she serves as an executive producer for the highly anticipated adaptation of her life.
In addition to talking about her new documentary, the pop superstar discussed her 30 plus year career within the music industry as well as what it was like to define her own image and sense of self-worth.
“I was never a girly girl. I was always a tomboy. So it was always about pants, suits, even as an early teenager. I remember when my brothers got their star on the Walk of Fame and other awards they got, and I look back on pictures and I always had on a suit with a tie, a bow tie, or suspenders,“ Jackson says in an exclusive interview with Allure. “Always loving black and never wanting to expose any part of my body, I felt most comfortable to cover it up to here.”
Jackson further discussed the journey she endured to feel more confident and open in her own skin in an industry that tries so hard to sexualize and label Black women and Women of color.
“Women have gotten comfortable in their skin, in their size, in being full-figured and I love that, as opposed to back in the day,” she said. “You had to always be thin and always look a certain way. And now it’s all accepted and it is all beautiful and I absolutely love that.”
The magazine released the exclusive interview and cover on their Instagram early this morning announcing Janet as the face of their February 2022 cover with the caption, “We’re excited to reveal Allure’s February cover; the living legend and music icon, #JanetJackson! Ahead of her highly anticipated upcoming #janetjacksondoc, we connected with Ms. Jackson in London about her cross-generational catalogue, striking personal style, and what she believes the future holds. Read more at our #linkinbio."
Behind the scenes of Janet’s sexy and auspicious look is photographer, Tom Munro, stylist, Patti Wilson, hair stylist, Larry Sims, makeup artist, Preston Meneses, manicurist, Michelle Humphrey, and production company, Farago Projects.
In addition to discussing her lifelong music career, the 55-year-old mogul touched on the global impact of her 1986 album, Control, where she touches on many of the life experiences she’s endured as a singer in a competitive industry, the annulment of her marriage with James DeBarge, and her uneasy relationship with family in the scope of business.
"Writing about your life, you never, never — at least I didn’t — think about looking decades ahead,” she told Allure. “You just write [about] what’s going on with you; at least I did,” said Jackson.