Celebrity Gossip Never Looked So Good ®
YBF on Twitter YBF on Facebook YBF on Instagram Feed

Janet Jackson Does Harper's Bazaar: Confirms Singledom & VMA Tribute

And this is why I heart me some Janet Jackson:

She is looking stunning with her Old Hollywood glamourpuss self on the cover of the October subscriber issue of Harper's Bazaar. It's her first interview since the death of her brother Michael. And she's opening up: Janet is also now single, recently breaking off her seven-year relationship with music producer Jermaine Dupri. Does she still believe in marriage? "For [some] people, sure! I don't know if I'll get married again. [She's been married twice, as a teen to James DeBarge and to choreographer Rene Elizondo.] I'll put it like this: If God wants me to, then I will." Dating? "Yeah, I've had people ask me out. I haven't entertained any offers thus far, but I'm locking myself in my work right now." Some might say boys smell anyway. "Yeah, they stink," she chuckles, "and they're dirty." Another interesting snippet: "I always wanted to have my mother's [Katherine Jackson] strength, but I didn't know if it was really there. But a few years back, something happened and I learned that I did." She fixes you with a keen gaze. "I'm not going to mention it, but we all know what it is. And now, coming off all this, it's even beyond that. I was just focused on my job at that moment within my family." She pauses. "Now at least I know that I can step up to the plate and not crumble when I'm needed. When it comes to something like this that is so, so serious, so painful, so traumatic, I can handle it."

Source for rest of article and pics: Harper's Bazaar


So she and J.D. are officially split, she's not sure if she'll ever re-marry, and she misses her brother deeply.  Speaking of that...

Believe what you heard! MTV has confirmed that Janet Jackson will OPEN this year's MTV Video Music Awards with a special tribute to her late brother, Michael Jackson. The awards air THIS Sunday, September 13 @ 9pm/8C. (The "True Blood" season finale re-airs later Sunday night for all you Fang Bangers.) More pics from Ms. Jackson's Bazaar shoot when you read the rest....

Newsstands cover.

Beautiful pics.

Photo Credit: Tom Munro
Categories:

Comments

WANT YOUR OWN AVATAR? GET IT HERE.

DAMN, can't we talk about ANY

DAMN, can't we talk about ANY other woman and not have Beyonce's name come up? WHY does her name have to be mentioned in regards to EVERY female? People say they are sick of her but can't keep her name out they mouth! lol. Love the pics Janet!!
Demeter's picture

Janet looks fabolous! I

Janet looks fabolous! I can't wait for her performance!
DaGoldenGurl's picture

LUVS Miss Jackson!!! Can't

LUVS Miss Jackson!!! Can't wait until Sunday....BTW, I'm a "Fang Banger", but True Blood will have to wait....that's why there's On Demand.
lovelylocs's picture

I LOOOOOOVVEEE JANET. Always

I LOOOOOOVVEEE JANET. Always have, always will. That is all.
Blue Skies's picture

SAID SHE: That’s what I’m

SAID SHE: That’s what I’m wondering. She is probably referring to Michael's court hearings which she was there for.
Simone's picture

Cant wait for the

Cant wait for the performance... shes the female michael so its gonna be great... miss michael like crazy.. very happy janet is done with that ape jd... time for a white boy.. neways be strong janet!
Milatimberlake's picture

JJ is always regal, and even

JJ is always regal, and even though she's been thru a lot...she has grown so much more. I love her music, acting, and her overall sense of exactly who she is. Get it J!
norrahs's picture

Bebe: Awwww I was hoping

Bebe: Awwww I was hoping the rumors of her and JD splitting weren’t true But I kinda figured they were when he wasnt there to support her thru the funeral! Wish her all the best RIP MJ yeah that was SO tackay for him not to show talking about he didn't go cuz he don't "do" funerals. what an ass wipe triflin low down nigga
homogenous dude's picture

I love Janet damnit! So fly.

I love Janet damnit! So fly. I'm so excited to see her perform this Sunday. She's the only reason I'll be watching. Go Janet!!! So happy and proud of you. Black, represent.
Tiffany's picture

I like Janet and can't wait

I like Janet and can't wait until I get this issue in the mail. I know she loves her brother, so she will do his memory well. Now that greasy bammer jermaine is another story. *sideeye*
Chic noir's picture

Great pics. MTV has NERVE

Great pics. MTV has NERVE considering how they did Janet WRONG and I'm sure if it wasn't about MJ Janet wouldn't do it. I just hope she will now start being authentic and REAL in interviews. I will be watching both the VMAs AND True Blood....CAN.NOT.WAIT.
SHOEDIVA's picture

I love janet, she looks

I love janet, she looks beautiful on that cover. Stay strong girl. I liked her n JD 2gether, he seemed to open her up, make her less quite. Oh well now he's got a big arse tattoo of her on his side. That was a dumb move
Dee's picture

This is going to be the

This is going to be the highlight of the show...and best of all, it's at the beginning so we can all turn that trash off afterwards cuz the MTV Awards just like the BET Awards suck. Amazing how no one planned to watch until now. Seems they will get the ratings they want, if only for the first few minutes of the show. Anyway, can't wait to see Ms. Jackson shut it DOWWWWWWWWNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!
B's picture

LOVE Janet, she is such a

LOVE Janet, she is such a classic beauty. these pictures are beautiful, she truly does look great. I can't wait for the VMA awards and the tribute. Sorry but MTV does tributes way better. Janet and JD was a great pair for awhile but that didn't strike me as long term anyway. I want to know what JD will do with the tatt of Janet, now?
binky's picture

"MTV has confirmed that Janet

"MTV has confirmed that Janet Jackson will OPEN this year’s MTV Video Music Awards with a special tribute to her late brother, Michael Jackson. The awards air THIS Sunday, September 13 @ 9pm/8C." AWESOME! This is a MUST c 4 me!!!
Barack is the man!'s picture

I know she will do gret!!! I

I know she will do gret!!! I admire her fo rdoing this!!!
danitykane4ever's picture

im just hopin and prayin she

im just hopin and prayin she dont fall or expose nothin at this tribute. that would be fuckin emabarrassin!!!!!! so please janet for all of us and you and ur family scotch tape everythin up before u hit the stage
michelle's picture

Janet was referring to

Janet was referring to Michael's child molestation try...as few years back. She has mentioned numerous times that she was amazed at her Mother's strength during that time.
purplekashmere's picture

Gloisgreat: What was that

Gloisgreat: What was that happened to her a few years back that showed her she had her mother’s strength? She WAS pregnant, wasn’t she?? Superbowl
Ms. Lady's picture

I absolutely love me some

I absolutely love me some Janet. I felt so bad for the way she has been Black Balled in this industry but as a fan I have always done all I can to support her. I can't wait to see her perform. This is her time to come back. Not using her brother but paying tribute to him and at the same time reminding people of who she really is as a performer and an entertainer. I am glad she got rid of JD. All he ever did was spend time partying(without) her and I still believe that he is a downlow brother. The Terrence dude mentions him in his book and also Khia (as ghetto as she is) also called him out about being on the downlow and guess what? I believe it. I'm glad she moved on and I wish her nothing but happiness in the future (in both love and career)
Destiny's picture

Awwww I was hoping the rumors

Awwww I was hoping the rumors of her and JD splitting weren't true :( But I kinda figured they were when he wasnt there to support her thru the funeral! Wish her all the best RIP MJ
Bebe's picture

i thought she and JD would

i thought she and JD would last forever. I actually thought they were cute together!!! Im just glad to see janet is doing better and is able to move on after mike's death. I will be watching the VMA's!!!
smt's picture

SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL! BUT DAMN

SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL! BUT DAMN SHE LOOKS JUST LIKE HER DADDY IN THAT LAST PICK. GONE HEAD DAMITA JO!
HERO's picture

Ms. ReAL~my baby gurl will

Ms. ReAL~my baby gurl will be 3 tomorrow!: I like the fact that MTV has been giving tributes to janet and michael for years. I remember when I was I was like 9 or 10 and they would show all of micheals/janets videos for like the whole day. I would try to learn all of their . I’ve never seen BET dedicate anything to them until after he died. You are so right. BET has always sucked....they only cater to the same gimmicks so it's expected
Honesty's picture

Gloisgreat: What was that

Gloisgreat: What was that happened to her a few years back that showed her she had her mother’s strength? She WAS pregnant, wasn’t she?? I think she is referring to the Super Bowl incident - Tidday Gate.
Teri's picture

I have always been a huge

I have always been a huge Janet Jackson fan! She is handling her brothers death very gracefully just like Jennifer Hudson did last year. *standing ovation for Janet*
WillPwr's picture

her, jimmy jam and terry

her, jimmy jam and terry lewis wrote that song. I love it and the meaning behind it! Live4Gossip: OMG—The real JANET IS BACK!!! So glad, she dumped that bugged eyed controlling little Geiko! Ms. Jackson is looking FIERCE!!! :claps:Luv u Janet, stay strong and carry on for Michael.Can’t wait to see her tribute…she is going to kill it!!! Do anyone know who wrote and produced her song “Enjoy”?
Scooby's picture

danette: I c u are still

danette: I c u are still sniffing Beyonce’s a**. ROLLING EYES you,you still sniffing my ass but for beyoncé it's from ass to the small intestine gimme me a break stalker
Mamma Mia- Sasha is Poison for your Career,Let Queen B kiss 's picture

Love u Janet she is such a

Love u Janet she is such a pretty woman can't wait to see her MTV performance I know it's going to be HOT LIKE FIRE!! JD what did u do to lose that woman? Good luck Janet and play the field a bit when ur ready take care.
Red's picture

GOSH FUCKING DAMN. . .STOP

GOSH FUCKING DAMN. . .STOP MENTION BEYONCE IN EVERY GOSH DAMN POST. . .THIS SHIT AIN'T ABOUT HER, IT'S ABOUT JANET. . .JEEZ!!!! WHO GIVE A SHIT ABOUT HER POSING ON THE COVER OF "WHO GIVE A SHIT" I MEAN SERIOUSLY. . .TASHA CAN POST ABOUT DAMN CATS WHO DRINK HEINEKENS AND SOMEONE WILL TALK ABOUT HOW BEYONCE DON'T DO THIS AND DON'T DO THAT. . .OLE LIL WAYNE ASS BAMAS. . .STAY ON HER LEFT TIT! POST ABOUT THE SUBJECT AT HAND AND NOT BRING HER DAMN NAME UP EVERY TIME YOU WANNA START TYPING!!!!! *going to woosaa*
CoOwner With Ciroc Obama's picture

Its amazing to me that NOW

Its amazing to me that NOW MTV wants to give Janet some love, (so that she can help them up their ratings with a tribute to Michael). But they just started playing her music again only a year ago.
DNH's picture

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS. I'm

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS. I'm soooooooooo ready! MJ!
Joja86's picture

Janet looks beautiful! I

Janet looks beautiful! I can.not.wait to see her tribute to her brother. I know she's gonna shut it down! What is JD gonna do about that big ass Janet tat on his side?? :roll: :lol:
beautifuldaidreamer's picture

AND THE SURVEY SAYS....:

AND THE SURVEY SAYS....: Every time I seen Jermaine Dupri in Atlanta he would have some chic on his arm other than Janet. So I’m not surprised she cut him loose.This cover for BAZAAR is beautiful. I really hope magazines start featuring alot more African American women on the covers. Vogue Italia had a whole issue and it flew off the shelves. Wow - Janet is now living the Single Life and Knows I Love Black & White Pix.
ROYALFLUSHLADY's picture

Every time I seen Jermaine

Every time I seen Jermaine Dupri in Atlanta he would have some chic on his arm other than Janet. So I'm not surprised she cut him loose. This cover for BAZAAR is beautiful. I really hope magazines start featuring alot more African American women on the covers. Vogue Italia had a whole issue and it flew off the shelves.
AND THE SURVEY SAYS....'s picture

I like the fact that MTV has

I like the fact that MTV has been giving tributes to janet and michael for years. I remember when I was I was like 9 or 10 and they would show all of micheals/janets videos for like the whole day. I would try to learn all of their choreography. I've never seen BET dedicate anything to them until after he died.
Ms. ReAL~my baby gurl will be 3 tomorrow!'s picture

Foley: My MPA with a

Foley: My MPA with a concentration in Public Management, trying to work for the Feds! Security at its finest, lol! Damn, that's cool as hell! My man has an uncle in the FBI. You gotta keep your record squeaky clean. One of my *mean azz/kick yo azz in a heartbeat* cousins applied for a law enforcement position. They called me for reference and the first question they asked was "Does he have a bad temper?" I had to take my mouth away from the phone to laugh :lol: You probably know authorities are also asking for your myspace, facebook, twitter accounts to get all up in yo bizniz!
Live4Gossip's picture

Mamma Mia- Sasha is Poison

Mamma Mia- Sasha is Poison for your Career,Let Queen B kiss you before you Die: Sure *roll eyes*Janet look so Fab,Cant wait for sunday show I c u are still sniffing Beyonce's a**. ROLLING EYES
danette's picture

I love her, and I hope she

I love her, and I hope she does her brother proud on sunday.
The Truth's picture

SAID SHE: That’s what I’m

SAID SHE: That’s what I’m wondering. The SuperBowl is what she is talking about
Prettynikki's picture

Live4Gossip: Work too hard

Live4Gossip: Work too hard for my money…gotta work smarter!What are going to school for? My MPA with a concentration in Public Management, trying to work for the Feds! Security at its finest, lol!
Foley's picture

DAYUM!!!! I'M A FANG

DAYUM!!!! I'M A FANG BANGER.......LOVE, LOVE MY TRUE BLOOD SUNDAY'S. I'M I CANNOT WAIT TO BUY SOME 'TRUE BLOOD' DRINK.
TRUE BLOOD'S BIGGEST FAN's picture

Live4Gossip: OMG—The real

Live4Gossip: OMG—The real JANET IS BACK!!!So glad, she dumped that bugged eyed controlling little Geiko!Ms. Jackson is looking FIERCE!!! :claps:Luv u Janet, stay strong and carry on for Michael. Can’t wait to see her tribute…she is going to kill it!!! Do anyone know who wrote and produced her song “Enjoy”? LMAO @ Bug eyed, controlling little geiko!
Just Because You Ain't Famous.......'s picture

I'm guessing since she said

I'm guessing since she said it was something we all know about and it called for some enduring strength the get over, it was the fiasco that followed after her "wardrobe malfunction" during her SuperBowl performance. the aftermath was CRAZY and her career took a major hit after that. I'm sure it wasn't easy to deal with after you were thought the be the Queen of Pop. Then she's thrown under the bus by the media, Justin and others who felt it was all her doing.
Nikki's picture

I love Janet Jackson! She

I love Janet Jackson! She looks absolutely amazing! As a child of the 80's I'm so happy to see her make a comeback.
Cammie's picture

Foley: LOL Hey mama! I’m

Foley: LOL Hey mama! I’m doing fine, peace of mind and just grinding school-wise..how are you doing? Work too hard for my money...gotta work smarter! What are going to school for?
Live4Gossip's picture

Live4Gossip: OMG—The real

Live4Gossip: OMG—The real JANET IS BACK!!!So glad, she dumped that bugged eyed controlling little Geiko!Ms. Jackson is looking FIERCE!!! :claps:Luv u Janet, stay strong and carry on for Michael. Can’t wait to see her tribute…she is going to kill it!!! Do anyone know who wrote and produced her song “Enjoy”? Enjoy was written by Janet, Jimmy Jam, Terry, and The Avila Brothers. That's my anthem! I listen to it when life gets crazy and out of control situations happen.
neighborhood_celebrity0109's picture

Gotta love her! Can't wait

Gotta love her! Can't wait for the VMA's!! Janet's so beautiful and graceful!
JamaicanQueen's picture

Live4Gossip: How are you

Live4Gossip: How are you Foley? It’s okay to get emotional talking about Ms. Jackson! LOL Hey mama! I'm doing fine, peace of mind and just grinding school-wise..how are you doing?
Foley's picture

Foley: Lmao well ehhh, okay

Foley: Lmao well ehhh, okay fine How are you Foley? It's okay to get emotional talking about Ms. Jackson!
Live4Gossip's picture

Log in to post a new comment

Log in to post a new comment

register
Sign in with Facebook