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For the first time ever, Janet Jackson will share her journey with the public.

On New Year’s Day, Lifetime and A&E posted a new three minute trailer for the unexpected documentary featuring the legend. The documentary, titled Janet, will be aired in two parts and will span about four hours in total. On Friday, January 28 spectators will have a chance to see unseen footage covering Janet’s time in and out the spotlight. We will be invited to see intimate Jackson home videos and Janet tour footage.

Celebrities guests are even popping out the wazoo to give their incite and stories with the icon. Celebrities that include Missy Elliot, Whoopie Goldberg, Tyler Perry, Mariah Carey and Q-Tip just to name a few. Even Jackson family members like Rebbie, Tito and Katherine are involved to speak about Janet and the family.

Check the Janet trailer below.

The documentary just so happens to be airing on the 40th anniversary of her debut, self-titled album. Of course Janet has executive producer credits on her own documentary. What’s more interesting is that her brother Randy also has executive producer credits tied to the project.

The program was first revealed on Janet’s Instagram, in September of last year.

This is my story, told by me, not through someone else’s eyes.

This is the truth. Take it or leave it,     love it or hate it: This is me.


From the outside looking inward, the announcement seemed to be in response of another documentary that involved Janet. Malfunction: The Dressing Down of Janet Jackson premiered in November last year. As a part of The New York Times Presents docuseries, that documentary focused on the infamous wardrobe malfunction at occurred during Super Bowl XXXVIII’s halftime show. Prior to that special, the docuseries exposed details within Britney Spears’ conservatorship. Framing Britney Spears lead to the freeing of Britney Spears from the shackles of being a legal ward.

Malfunction really didn’t bring us any news that was not already known to the public.

Yes, Justin Timberlake used that situation to skyrocket his career.

Yes, media companies black-balled Janet as her stardom fell.

Anything else? No? Okay, moving on.

Janet Jackson has done everything under the sun in her career. She reigns among the best-selling artists of all time with more than 180 million records sold. She has five Grammys, two Emmys, a Golden Globe. She is one of only four artists to have a No. 1 album across four consecutive decades joining the likes of Barbra Streisand, Bruce Springsteen, and U2. Do we really need to say more?

No one would have expected Janet to reveal anything about personal her life. Understandably so, she has made it a point to fly under the radar for decades now.

Considering Janet was not at all involved with The New York Times’ docuseries.

Considering how her documentary has been in development for five years.

Janet will be a true exclusive look into her life so far.

What do you expect that we’ll find in Janet? Give us the incite in the comments.

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