Janet Jackson is very hands-on when it comes to raising her two-year-old son. So much so that the “Rhythm Nation” singer doesn’t even use a nanny, she said in a recent interview.
Despite juggling a Las Vegas residency that ends later this month, Jackson admitted that she tries to do the hard work of raising Eissa, her son with ex-husband Wissam Al Mana, without help.
She added: “Of course, when I’m working someone watches him, but it’s my baby and me.”
Her Park MGM residency, “Metamorphosis” has been a hit since it launched in May with the likes of Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland, Gabrielle Union, Queen Latifah, Magic Johnson, and Yvette Nicole Brown in attendance.
During her acceptance speech at her induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in March, she made sure to send a sweet message to Eissa.
“I just want to thank my baby, my beautiful son,” she said. “He wakes me up every single morning singing his own melodies. I want you to know that you are my heart, you are my life, and you have shown me the meaning of real, unconditional love. Mama loves you, Eissa.”