Cover Love: Janet Talks Style, Jermaine & MJ

Miss Jackson (if u nasty! – i couldn’t resist) has decided to grant her first interview post-Jermaine breakup and Michael’s passing with American Harper’s Bazaar. From the looks of it, she’s not holding anything back:

“For all her quietness, Janet is acutely aware of image and the power she has, especially with young women. She is completing a book called True You, about diet and self-esteem. “It was originally about weight loss,” she says. Famously up and down in weight, Janet shed 60 pounds in four months in 2006. She has been in turn envied and criticized for her figure, which has varied from girlish in Herb Ritts’s 1990 “Love Will Never Do (Without You)” video to muscly (2004’s infamous Super Bowl “wardrobe malfunction”) to bigger when she takes time out. “But I wanted it to be more about my triggers. I can be an emotional eater.” Her voice lowers. “Of late, I have been doing that, yes. It started when I was very little. My brothers were gone on tour a lot, and I would miss them so much. Certain things in my life would become triggers. I wish I’d had a book like this when I was that young. People forget that everyone has things going on.” And with the album, tour, book, and film coming up next year, Janet has a lot going on. “It’s still important to face reality, and not that I’m running, but sometimes you just need to get away for a second.”

More Pics and interview after the jump!

“Janet is also now single, recently breaking off her seven-year relationship with music producer Jermaine Dupri. Does she still believe in marriage? “For [some] people, sure! I don’t know if I’ll get married again. [She’s been married twice, as a teen to James DeBarge and to choreographer René Elizondo.] I’ll put it like this: If God wants me to, then I will.” Dating? “Yeah, I’ve had people ask me out. I haven’t entertained any offers thus far, but I’m locking myself in my work right now.” Some might say boys smell anyway. “Yeah, they stink,” she chuckles, “and they’re dirty.”

Read the rest over at Harpers

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