Janet Jackson is experiencing a love like never before!
The five-time Grammy winner gushed about her son Eissa in the rare interview, sharing:
“My son, even in his short 17 months on the planet, has showed me that love, no matter how deeply you believe you have experienced that emotion, can always go deeper. Love is limitless. And for someone like me, raised in show business where self-concern is always a priority, how fortunate I am now to be concerned, first and foremost, with the welfare of someone else. Day after day and night after night, holding my baby in my arms, I am at peace. I am blessed. I feel bliss. In those moments, all is right with the world.”
That is just so precious!
As you know, Janet and Qatari business tycoon Wissam Al Mana called off their five-year marriage in May 2017, three months after welcoming their son.
And this should come as no surprise, but Janet and Eissa are both jamming out to Bruno Mars during their time together:
“Bruno was really the first music my son responded to. During and after his birth, I comforted myself with Brazilian jazz, music that always relaxes me. Then when the baby began crawling, Bruno was breaking out big and on the radio all the time. That delighted both of us. Bruno is a big throwback to the days when the greatest artists could do it all: write, sing, dance, produce.”
The legendary singer also got real about experiencing self doubt just like the rest of us, saying:
“Like millions of other women, I’ve struggled with low self-esteem my whole life. I’m doing better in that regard. My inclination toward harsh self-criticism and even self-negation has dramatically eased up. I believe in all the different methods of help — smart psychology, vigorous exercise and sincere spirituality.”
When asked about some of her favorite memories with her late brother Michael Jackson, the Together Again songstress recalled jumping at the opportunity to sing backup vocals for him on his 1982 hit P.Y.T.:
“I was 16 and in between my first two records. Michael was recording [1982’s] Thriller. He invited me to the studio where he was about to sing P.Y.T. and asked me to help out on background vocals. Since we had been singing together forever, I knew it’d be easy. I jumped at the chance. I loved being one of the P.Y.T.’s and was especially proud — I hope this doesn’t sound like bragging — that when the record was mixed, my single background voice was the one featured. I can’t tell you how good that made me feel.”
Moments she’ll be able to cherish forever, that’s for sure!
See some of the stunning photos from the Billboard shoot (below)!!
Janet Jackson goes deep on her early challenges, upcoming music & the joy of motherhood. | 📸: @millermobleyA post shared by Billboard (@billboard) on May 17, 2018 at 5:30am PDT
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