Janet Jackson is on top of the world. The singer is going through some sort of resurface with her successful State Of The World Tour and new collaboration single ‘Made For Now’ with Daddy Yankee.
For their October issue, InStyle sat down with Janet to talk about how everything is going in her personal life. She speaks about the recent passing of her father, her diet, morning routine while on tour, and women’s beauty.
Check out some excerpts below.
On her father Joe Jackson passing away while she was preparing for her State of the World Tour earlier this year, as well as the way he raised her and her siblings.
‘It’s very tough. But it was also difficult coming back because I was very much behind [with] rehearsals. I didn’t know if I wanted to cancel the tour. But I think my father would’ve wanted me to continue. He is in a better place. I’ve said this before, but you’ll never forget [the pain]. The hurt is always there, but you learn how to move forward.’
On her morning routine while on the road for her tour.
‘My son, Eissa, wakes me up in the morning around 7:30 or 8. I change his diaper. Breakfast is prepared, and he has that. I’ll go back into my room. That’s when I answer my mail. Because overnight I get a ton of mail. I’ll wash my face, brush my teeth, climb back into bed, answer more mail, make my calls, and around 10 a.m. I’ll have my breakfast, and my son has his second breakfast with me. He sits on my lap, and we eat my breakfast together. Most of the time I’ll start getting ready at 11. So I will have showered and everything by then. I’ll either work out or try to work out at the venue.’
On her diet and how she just recently tried some of the best chocolate ever! (I was a little shocked!)
‘I don’t eat meat anymore, just fish occasionally and veggies. But I love catfish. I love
On when she felt sexy for the first time.
‘I would say not until I was well into my 30s. I got out of a funky relationship and finally got back to me. I went to therapy, which was all about finding that thing you like about yourself. The realization that, you know what, you’re not so bad after all. I’m not saying you’re great or you’re the best, but it’s not as bad as you were made to feel that it was.’
On what makes women beautiful.
‘Lots of different things. It’s vulnerability. It’s power. It’s confidence. It’s happiness. It’s seeing the goodness in the soul. It’s spirituality. It’s being selfless and what you do for others before doing for yourself.’
You can read the full interview here: Beauty According To Janet Jackson.