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Janet Jackson Documentary Teaser Released

Made in conjunction with the singer herself, A&E and Lifetime confirm the first episode in their two-part documentary about Janet Jackson will premiere on January 28.

In support of the announcement the network shared a new three-minute trailer for Janet, an “intimate, honest, and unfiltered look” at the superstar singer/songwriter’s life and career or, as Jackson states in the preview about making the four-hour documentary, “It’s just something that needs to be done.”

The trailer reveals a number of the artists who were interviewed for the documentary – including Missy Elliott, Janelle Monae (who inducted Janet into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame), Whoopi Goldberg, Samuel L. Jackson, Mariah Carey, Teyana Taylor, Tyler Perry, and Q-Tip who says “For her to want to open up, I’m flabbergasted.”

From her early days in Gary, Indiana to her independence with Rhythm Nation, from her Super Bowl wardrobe malfunction to her close relationship with her late brother Michael, who she simply refers to as “Mike,” Janet also features exclusive interviews and never-before-seen footage from throughout Jackson’s childhood and career.

“Five years in the making,” the four-hour documentary was executive produced by the iconic celebrity and her brother Randy Jackson, and directed by Ben Hirsch and arrives on what marks the 40th anniversary of Jackson’s 1982 self-titled debut album.

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Author: Al Denté

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