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Janet Jackson Discusses New Music + Documentary With Jimmy Fallon: Look + Listen

At the tail end of her highly anticipated documentary, Janet Jackson dropped a subtle hint about releasing new music.

During the rolling credits of Janet Jackson, the superstar’s Lifetime and A&E documentary, the ‘Rhythm Nation’ hitmaker has said “we’ll have to see” addressing whether there’ll be more material on the way.

During last night’s appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2.03), the singer/songwriter said: “It’s so funny because that’s — it was a song that I recorded, like, three years ago. And, in the documentary, we thought, ‘Oh, this would be cool to put this song right here in this moment, this piece in the documentary.’ And, everyone started reacting to it. So I dunno. We’ll just have to see. Maybe.”

In the candid two-part docu-series, the now 55-year-old mega-talent reveals a tumultuous private life, including feeling “guilty by association” when it came to her late brother, Michael Jackson’s abuse scandals, and the fallout from her 2004 Super Bowl wardrobe mishap/performance.

Talking to the late night talk show host, Ms Jackson said:

“I’m very thankful that so many people watched it and enjoyed it. It was all such a surprise to me. I was not expecting any of it … I was just really so, so worried that people would find it boring, to be quite honest with you.” “It’s been almost 50 years that I’ve been doing this.” “I thought it would be best to tell my story, if I can, as opposed to having someone else tell it for me.”

In 2020, Janet announced her 12th studio album Black Diamond would be her first LP since 2015’s ‘Unbreakable’. At the time, the youngest Jackson explained that the full length title was a reference to the inner “strength” she has following her split from ex-husband Wissam Al Mana, with whom she shares five-year-old son Eissa.

She said: “Black Diamonds are the toughest of all the diamonds, the hardest to cut. I see that as the hardest to hurt or destroy. There is a lot that I have endured. I see myself as a Black Diamond in its purest form. I’m a rock, I have ruff edges but I keep moving forward. I want to show you my strength as well as give you strength.

“I love u guys so much and I’m #SoExcited to share this new era with you. See u soon! #BlackDiamond (sic)”

However, there’s been no more news regarding the release and while the star was set to embark on the ‘Black Diamond World Tour’ in 2020, it was cancelled, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Author: Saul Goode

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