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Watch Janet Jackson Teases Upcoming Documentary ‘Janet’


Paula Abdul, Missy Elliott, and Tito Jackson appear in the trailer on Lifetime and A&E (TV News Roundup)

Iconic Janet Jackson Shares Teaser Trailer From Upcoming Doc, ‘Janet’


Janet Jackson released a trailer for a new two-hour documentary about herself titled “Janet,” will premiere in January 2022 on Lifetime and A&E in celebration of the star’s 40th anniversary of her debut album.


The clip, posted on the singer Instagram account, “She will always be my baby sister.” The trailer is set to Jackson’s 1986 song “Control.” “This is my story, told by me,” Jackson says in the clip. “Not through someone else’s eyes.”


Jackson posted a one-minute trailer for Janet on Monday, September 6. "Hey u guys. Excited to share the first teaser of my new documentary with u," she wrote.

“This is my story, told by me. Not through someone else’s eyes,” Jackson says in the snippet, which is soundtracked by her 1986 song “Control”. “This is the truth. Take it or leave it. Love it or hate it. This is me.”


The initial clip features appearances from Missy Elliott, Mariah Carey and Paula Abdul discussing Jackson’s impact and influence, along with Tito Jackson saying Janet will “always be my baby sister.” There are also brief snippets of brother Michael Jackson and Janet’s Poetic Justice co-star Tupac Shakur.


According to the film’s trailer, Janet has been in production for over five years. The documentary was largely filmed around the time Jackson’s father Joe passed away in 2018. Drawing on archival footage the documentary will also explore significant moments throughout Jackson’s life and career, including the death of brother Michael Jackson in 2009.

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